MA5031 LC Math 1 P
10 units (2 semesters)
Prerequisite: Completion of Math 8 or its equivalent.
Daily Homework: 30-45 minutes
This is the first course in a common core based college preparatory math sequence. This course builds on and deepens the conceptual understanding of linear function from CC Math 8. The main purpose of LC Math 1 is to develop students’ fluency with linear, quadratic and exponential functions. The critical areas of instruction involve deepening and extending students’ understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. In addition, students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using exponential and quadratic functions and equations. Some of the overarching ideas in the LCM1 course include: the notion of function, solving equations and inequalities, rates of change and growth patterns, working with sequences, understanding absolute value relationships, graphs as representations of functions, and modeling. Since the Standards for Mathematical Practice will be woven throughout each unit of the course, students will analyze each other’s work, make and prove conjectures, use tools to experiment and validate conclusions, and problem solve.