## Pre-Algebra

This one-year course has been designed to equip students with the skills needed for Foundations of Algebra. Students will solidify their computation skills with rational numbers and integers, applying both number sets to algebraic and real-world problems. In addition to satisfying grade level requirements**, students will be expected to write and solve one-step equations with rational coefficients, solve and graph one-step inequalities with integer and rational coefficients, transform geometric figures in the coordinate plane, and simplify algebraic expressions using exponent rules. Using algebraic properties, students will solve equations and inequalities in one variable. They will explore transformational geometry and gain an understanding of how the three basic types of transformations may be used individually as well as in conjunction with one another.

Students will extend their work in 2-dimensional geometry by finding areas of more complex polygons (beyond the basic quadrilaterals and triangles). Students will identify figures produced from slicing a 3-dimensional figure and calculate areas of those shapes. The statistics and probability unit has been expanded to include more work with random sampling, comparison of theoretical and experimental data, and analysis of various statistics in real-world situations. Throughout the course, technology, interdisciplinary activities, media literacy and global perspectives will be integrated.

Students will extend their work in 2-dimensional geometry by finding areas of more complex polygons (beyond the basic quadrilaterals and triangles). Students will identify figures produced from slicing a 3-dimensional figure and calculate areas of those shapes. The statistics and probability unit has been expanded to include more work with random sampling, comparison of theoretical and experimental data, and analysis of various statistics in real-world situations. Throughout the course, technology, interdisciplinary activities, media literacy and global perspectives will be integrated.