The curriculum is designed to strengthen fundamental algebraic skills and to increase mathematical confidence for students with diagnosed math disabilities and students who have limited success in previous coursework. The course includes a standard class period plus a math lab, which meets once per week.
Algebraic Concepts Course II
Students will discover the fundamentals of algebra. They will be taught through a multi-sensory and multidimensional type of curriculum. Technology will be infused whenever appropriate. This course fulfills the second course of the three-course math sequence detailed in the math graduation requirement.
In this course, students will be asked to:
- Demonstrate multiple ways to answer a question
- Complete daily homework and keep a timeline for longer projects
- Work with technology, including an online textbook
- Use an app to reinforce current concepts
- Demonstrate problem-solving skills using a TI calculator
Student accommodations for the Math Support Program include:
- Extended time on summative and formative assessments
- Multiple types of assessments, including verbal testing
- Access to extended technology and related resources
- Color-coded notes
What Follows the Program?
By the end of the year, students in the program will have a stronger foundation in the second level of Algebraic Concepts. This foundation will include greater depth of understanding in equations, quadratics, polynomial functions, conic sections, rational expressions, and exponential and logarithmic relations. This course also covers a wealth of areas on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the American College Testing Program (ACT). Successful completion of ACII could lead to Geometric Concepts or the fulfillment of the graduation requirement for mathematics. It should be noted that successful completion of Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry, whether in the Math Support Program or mainstream, fulfill the graduation requirement of mathematics.
Eligibility for Admission
This program is available for prospective students entering the Algebra II level of classes who require additional support or those already enrolled in the Algebraic Concepts I class. Evaluation by the Admissions Committee will be the initial basis for eligibility. An additional evaluation by Director of MSP may be encouraged. Please note: Due to the specialized instruction and extra support that students receive, there is an extra fee for this program.