This course will provide students with essential skills and critical thinking techniques needed for success using proper applications solving algebraic equations. Emphasis will be placed on four of the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMPs), which are outlined by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics and embedded into California Common Core State Standards K-12 mathematics curriculum for all grade levels. This course falls under the Communication and the Critical Thinking Institutional Level Outcome.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Break down a word problem and set up an equation
- Translate word problems into numeric and algebraic expressions to solve for the unknown variable