Connie Smith  Math

Course Description
NC Math 1 provides students the opportunity to study traditional topics from algebra, geometry, probability, and statistics in a problemcentered, connected approach. Students will be expected to describe and translate among graphic, algebraic, numeric, tabular, and verbal representations of relationships and use those representations to solve problems. Appropriate 21^{st} century skills will be used for instruction and assessment.

Course Goals/Performance
NRN: Extend the properties of exponents to rational exponents and use properties of rational and irrational numbers.
NCN: Defining complex numbers.
ASSE: Interpret the structure of expressions.
AAPR: Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials.
ACED: Create equations that describe numbers or relationships.
AREI: Understanding solving equations as a process of reasoning and explain the reasoning, solve equations and inequalities in one variable, solve systems of equations, and represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically.
FIF: Understand the concept of a function and use function notation, interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of the context, and analyze functions using different representations.
FBF: Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities and build new functions from existing functions.
GCO: Experiment with transformations in the plane, understand congruence in terms of rigid motions, and prove geometric theorems.
GSRT: Understand similarity in terms of similarity transformations, prove theorems involving similarity, and define trigonometric ratios and solve problems involving right triangles.
SIC: Understand and evaluate random processes underlying statistical experiments.
SCP: Understand independence and conditional probability and use them to interpret data and use the rules of probability to compute probabilities of compound events in a uniform probability model.

Academic Requirements
The student must maintain at least an average of 60 or better to receive credit for this course.
In averaging ten weeks grades, test average counts 35%, quiz average counts 30%, classwork/participation average counts 25%, and homework average counts 10%.
When projects are given, they will count as a test score. There will be a minimum of 3 test grades.
Quizzes will be announced, unannounced, and cumulative.
NC Math 1 will have an EOC that counts 25% of the final grade.