This course provides the foundation in algebra, geometry, and problem solving that is needed for success in more advanced courses. Students will build study and notetaking strategies to help develop their learning skills. Three major areas of developmental learning will be focused. They are:

**Reinforce Students' Problem-Solving Skills:**

Challenging problem-solving practice, in context, and clear presentation of key concepts prepare students for algebra courses.

**Develop Active Learners:**

Notetaking strategies, vocabulary review, and margin notes guide students to develop study skills and conceptual understanding.

**Promote Achievement and Success:**

Practice with test-taking strategies and varied question formats, in print and integrated technology resources, builds the confidence and problem-solving skills needed to achieve success.

**Topics of Study Include:**

Variables, Expressions, and Integers

Solving Equations

Multi-step Equations and Inequalities

Factors, Fractions, and Exponents

Rational Numbers and Equations

Ratio, Proportion, and Probability

Percents

Linear Functions

Real Numbers and Right Triangles

Measurement, Area, and Volume

Data Analysis and Probability

Polynomials and Nonlinear Functions

Angle Relationships and Transformations

Along with the resources provided for you on this website, you will be responsible to log onto the wikispace created for your class and participate in the online discussions and assignment. The links to each particular class can be find below. Remember to log in using hmss- followed by your school id. The password is the same issued by the school.

Additional practice resources and information regarding the textbook can be found at classzone.