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ALGEBRA 1.

Algebra 1 is organized around families of functions, with special emphasis on linear and quadratic functions. As
you study each family of functions, you will learn to represent them in multiple ways – as verbal descriptions, equations,
tables, and graphs. You will also learn to model real-world situations using functions in order to solve problems arising
from those situations.

In addition to algebra content, Algebra 1 includes lessons on probability and data analysis as well as numerous
examples and exercises involving geometry. These math topics often appear on standardized tests (like the Keystone
Exam), so maintaining your familiarity with them is important. To help you prepare for standardized tests, Algebra 1
provides instruction and practice on standardized test questions in a variety of formats – multiple choice, short response,
extended response, and so on. Technology support for both learning algebra and preparing for standardized tests is also
available throughout the course at classzone.com.

  • Passing score on Course 3 final exam.
  • Graphing calculators are useful, but not required, for successful completion.
  • Completion of daily assignments is required for successful completion.
  • Curriculum reflects PA Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content.

ALGEBRA 2.

Algebra 2 is organized around families of functions, with special emphasis on linear and quadratic functions. As
you study each family of functions, you will learn to represent them in multiple ways – as verbal descriptions, equations,
tables, graphs, and matrices. You will also learn to model real-world situations using functions in order to solve problems
arising from those situations. In addition to algebra content, Algebra 2 includes lessons on probability and data analysis as well as numerous examples and exercises involving trigonometry. These math topics often appear on standardized tests (like the Keystone Exam), so maintaining your familiarity with them is important. To help you prepare for standardized tests, Algebra 2 provides instruction and practice on standardized test questions in a variety of formats – multiple choice, short response,extended response, and so on. Technology support for both learning algebra and preparing for standardized tests is also available throughout the course at classzone.com.

  • Passing score on Geometry final exam/Geometry Keystone Exam.
  • Graphing calculators are useful, but not required, for successful completion.
  • Completion of daily assignments is required for successful completion.
  • Curriculum reflects PA Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content.

CALCULUS H/ACE.
This course is taught through Corning Community College as an ACE course (CCC Course MA1610); students
can earn 4 credits through the college. Topics covered include, but are ot limited to, various pre-calculus review topics,
limits, derivatives, integrals, techniques of differentiation, techniques of integration, applications of differentiation,
applications of integration, and separable differential equations.

  • Passing score on Pre-Calculus CP final exam.
  • TI-89 graphing calculator is mandatory for successful completion.
  • Completion of daily assignments is required for successful completion.
  • For students intending on post-secondary education.
  • Expect college-level content, thinking and work load.
  • Curriculum reflects Corning Community College’s requirements for MA 1610.
  • Successful completion could earn four (4) college credits.
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