Grade 9  Mathematics
Core: Algebra I (Credit: 1.00)
Algebra I builds students' command of linear, quadratic, and exponential relationships. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.
Course topics include problemsolving with basic equations and formulas; an introduction to functions and problem solving; linear equations and systems of linear equations; exponents and exponential functions; sequences and functions; descriptive statistics; polynomials and factoring; quadratic equations and functions; and function transformations and inverses.
This course supports students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply Common Core's mathematical practice skills. Students discover new concepts through guided instruction and confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedbackrich environment.
A variety of activities allow for students to think mathematically in a variety of scenarios and tasks. In Discussions, students exchange and explain their mathematical ideas. Modeling activities ask them to analyze realworld scenarios and mathematical concepts. Journaling activities have students reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. And in Performance Tasks, students synthesize their knowledge in novel, realworld scenarios, make sense of multifaceted problems, and persevere in solving them.
Throughout the course, students are evaluated by a variety of assessments designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the Common Core assessments.
This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Core: Algebra I Semester 1 (Credit: 0.50)This course is only semester 1 of Algebra I.
Core: Algebra I Semester 2 (Credit: 0.50)This course is only semester 2 of Algebra I.
Core: Algebra IA (Credit: 1.00)
Algebra IA and IB provide an expanded, twoyear course sequence designed for students who are not prepared for the academic challenges of the traditional oneyear Algebra I curriculum.
Focusing on review of prealgebra skills and introductory algebra content, Algebra IA allows students to deepen their understanding of real numbers in their various forms and then extend their knowledge to linear equations in one and two variables.
Algebra IA features ample opportunity for students to hone their computational skills by working through practice problem sets before moving on to formal assessment.
To assist students for whom language presents a barrier to learning or who are not reading at grade level, Algebra IA includes audio resources in both Spanish and English.
Two versions of the Algebra IA course are offered: one aligned to Florida's Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Benchmarks and the other to California's Algebra I Mathematics Content Standards. Detailed correlations to standards for other states are available on request.
Core: Algebra IA Semester 1 (Credit: 0.50)This course is only semester 1 of Algebra IA
Core: Algebra IA Semester 2 (Credit: 0.50)This course is semester 2 only of Algebra IA
Core: Algebra IB (Credit: 1.00)
Algebra IA and IB provide an expanded, twoyear course sequence designed for students who are not prepared for the academic challenges of the traditional oneyear Algebra I curriculum.
Algebra IB course topics include a review of introductory algebra; measurement; graphing data; linear equations; systems of linear equations; polynomials; factoring of polynomials; factoring of quadratic functions; rational expressions; and radical expressions.
Algebra IB features ample opportunity for students to hone their computational skills by working through practice problem sets before moving on to formal assessment.
To assist students for whom language presents a barrier to learning or who are not reading at grade level, Algebra IB includes audio resources in both Spanish and English.
Two versions of the Algebra IB course are offered: one aligned to Florida's Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Benchmarks and the other to California's Algebra I Mathematics Content Standards. Detailed correlations to standards for other states are available on request.
Core: Algebra IB Semester 1 (Credit: 0.50)This course is only semester 1 of Algebra IB
Core: Algebra IB Semester 2 (Credit: 0.50)This course is only semester 2 of Algebra IB
Core: Introductory Algebra (Credit: 1.00)Introductory Algebra provides a curriculum focused on foundational concepts that prepare students for success in Algebra I. Through a "DiscoveryConfirmationPractice"based exploration of basic concepts, students are challenged to work toward a mastery of computational skills, to deepen their understanding of key ideas and solution strategies, and to extend their knowledge through a variety of problemsolving applications.
Course topics include integers; the language of algebra; solving equations with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; fractions and decimals; measurement; exponents; solving equations with roots and powers; multistep equations; and linear equations.
Within each Introductory Algebra lesson, students are supplied with a scaffolded notetaking guide, called a Study Sheet, as well as a poststudy Checkup activity that provides them the opportunity to hone their computational skills by working through a lowstakes, 10question problem set before starting formal assessment. Unitlevel Introductory Algebra assessments include a computerscored test and a scaffolded, teacherscored test.
To assist students for whom language presents a barrier to learning or who are not reading at grade level, Introductory Algebra includes audio resources in both Spanish and English.
The content is based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and is aligned with state standards.
Core: Introductory Algebra Semester 1 (Credit: 0.50)This course is semester 1 only of Introductory Algebra.
Core: Introductory Algebra Semester 2 (Credit: 0.50)This course is only semester 2 of Introductory Algebra.
Core: Mathematics I (Credit: 1.00)Mathematics I builds students' command of geometric knowledge and linear and exponential relationships. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations.
Course topics include relationships between quantities; linear and exponential relationships; reasoning with equations; descriptive statistics; congruence, proof, and constructions; and connecting algebra and geometry through coordinates.
This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency and deepen conceptual understanding. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedbackrich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of realworld scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, realworld scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them.
Core: Mathematics I Semester 1 (Credit: 0.50)This course is only semester 1 of Mathematics I.
Core: Mathematics I Semester 2 (Credit: 0.50)This course is only semester 2 of Mathematics I.
Honors: Algebra I (Credit: 1.00)Algebra I is a comprehensive course that provides an indepth exploration of key algebraic concepts. Through a "DiscoveryConfirmationPractice"based exploration of these concepts, students are challenged to work toward a mastery of computational skills, to deepen their understanding of key ideas and solution strategies, and to extend their knowledge in a variety of problemsolving applications.
Course topics include an Introductory Algebra review; measurement; an introduction to functions; problem solving with functions; graphing; linear equations and systems of linear equations; polynomials and factoring; and data analysis and probability.
Within each Algebra I lesson, students are supplied with a poststudy Checkup activity that provides them the opportunity to hone their computational skills in a lowstakes, 10question problem set before moving on to a formal assessment. Additionally, many Algebra I lessons include interactivetoolbased exercises and math explorations to further connect lesson concepts to a variety of realworld contexts.
To assist students for whom language presents a barrier to learning, this course includes audio resources in both Spanish and English.
The content is based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and is aligned with state standards.
Honors: Algebra I Semester 1 (Credit: 0.50)This course is semester 1 only of Honors Algebra I.
Honors: Algebra I Semester 2 (Credit: 0.50)This course is semester 2 only of Honors Algebra I.
Math Foundations I (Credit: 1.00)Math Foundations I offers a structured remediation solution based on the NCTM Curricular Focal Points and is designed to expedite student progress in acquiring 3rd to 5thgrade skills. The course is appropriate for use as remediation for students in grades 6 to 12. When used in combination, Math Foundations I and Math Foundations II (covering grades 6 to 8) effectively remediate computational skills and conceptual understanding needed to undertake high schoolâ€“level math courses with confidence.
Math Foundations I empowers students to progress at their optimum pace through over 80 semester hours of interactive instruction and assessment spanning 3rd to 5thgrade math skills. Carefully paced, guided instruction is accompanied by interactive practice that is engaging and accessible. Formative assessments help students to understand areas of weakness and improve performance, while summative assessments chart progress and skill development. Early in the course, students develop general strategies for honing their problemsolving skills. Subsequent units provide a problemsolving strand that asks students to practice applying specific math skills to a variety of realworld contexts.
The content is based on the National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM) April 2006 publication, Curricular Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics: A Quest for Coherence, and is aligned with state standards.
Math Foundations I Semester 1 (Credit: 0.50)This course is only semester 1 of Math Foundations I.
Math Foundations I Semester 2 (Credit: 0.50)This course is only semester 2 of Math Foundations I.
Math Foundations II (Credit: 1.00)Based on the NCTM Curricular Focal Points, Math Foundations II is designed to expedite student progress in acquiring 6th to 8thgrade skills. The course is appropriate for use as remediation at the high school level or as middle school curriculum. The program simultaneously builds the computational skills and conceptual understanding needed to undertake high schoollevel math courses with confidence.
The course's carefully paced, guided instruction is accompanied by interactive practice that is engaging and accessible. Formative assessments help students to understand areas of weakness and improve performance, while summative assessments chart progress and skill development. Early in the course, students develop general strategies for honing their problemsolving skills. Subsequent units provide a problemsolving strand that asks students to practice applying specific math skills to a variety of realworld contexts.
The content is based on the National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM) April 2006 publication, Curricular Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics: A Quest for Coherence, and is aligned with state standards.
Math Foundations II Semester 1 (Credit: 0.50)This course is only semester 1 of Math Foundations II.
Math Foundations II Semester 2 (Credit: 0.50)This course is only semester 2 of Math Foundations II.


