# JAMS Mathematics Department

• ## Course Description

• Students simplify expressions before solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable. (4.0)
• Students solve multistep problems, including word problems, involving linear equations and linear inequalities in one variable and provide justification for each step. (5.0 )
• Students graph a linear equation and compute the x- and y- intercepts. (6.0)
• Students verify that a point lies on a line, given an equation of the line. Students are able to derive linear equations. (7.0)
• Students understand the concepts of parallel lines and how their slopes are related. (8.0 )
• Students solve a system of two linear equations in two variables algebraically and are able to interpret the answer graphically. Students are able to solve a system of two linear inequalities in two variables and to sketch the solution sets. (9.0)
• Students add, subtract, multiply, and divide monomial and polynomials. Student solve multistep problems, including world problems, by using these techniques. (10.0)
• Students apply basic factoring techniques to second-and simple third-degree polynomials. These techniques include finding a common factor for all terms in a polynomial, recognizing the difference of two squares, and recognizing perfect squares of binomials. (11.0)
• Students solve a quadratic equation by factoring or completing the square. (14.0)
• Students apply algebraic techniques to solve rate problems, work problems, and percent mixture problems. (15.0)
• Students use the quadratic formula to find the roots of a second - degree polynomial and to solve quadratic equations. (20.0)
• Students graph quadratic functions and know that their roots are the x- intercepts. (21.0
• Students use the quadratic formula or factoring techniques or both to determine whether the graph of a quadratic function will intersect the x - axis in zero, one, or two points. (22.0)