Integrated Math 3

Math Elective 3 (366)
Credits: 2  
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation or permission of Department Head

This course is designed to target key areas outlined in the Massachusetts State Frameworks to give students the support necessary to be successful in Integrated Math 3 through extra time on concepts, revisiting prior concepts, and pre-teaching.  The results of standardized local assessments, statewide (MCAS) testing, and teacher recommendation are used as a basis for placing students in this course.     This course is taken concurrently with Integrated Math 3.

Integrated Math 3:  Algebra, Geometry, Probability and Statistics (368)
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: A minimum of grade of C- in Integrated Math 2 or Integrated Math 2/Honors or concurrent enrollment in Math Elective 3 or permission of Department Head

Units examine and connect topics in these areas:  Algebra, Geometry, and Probability and Statistics.  Students will also investigate a number of long-term non-routine problems.  Algebra topics include  linear functions that are extended to develop and connect the concepts of slope, the derivative, exponential functions, and logarithms.  Characteristics of different kinds of functions are connected to a variety of situations that can be modeled in the real world.  Geometry topics include congruence and similarity in terms of transformations and constructions.  Students will investigate geometry theorems about triangles, parallel lines, and circles, and prove them by writing deductive and coordinate proofs.   Topics in Probability and Statistics will  include developing and using the concepts of combinations and permutations.  Students will explore the defining pattern and other properties of Pascal’s triangle using the meaning of combinatorial coefficients, and develop and explain the binomial theorem.

Possible Next Courses:  Integrated Math 4, Trigonometry/Introduction to Statistics 1, Introduction to Statistics 1 & 2 (honors)

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