Course Level:             Honors

Credits:                       5

Grade Level:               9

Prerequisite:               Algebra I CP or Algebra I Honors, refer to Level Placement Policy

NJ Course Code:        02-072-H

This course focuses on visual, graphical, and spatial thinking, with particular attention to linking variables and shapes. Technology is used regularly to model situations, make conjectures, implement experiments, and assist in interpretation, justification, and proof. Visual representations are a key to understanding mathematical symbols. Students in the course investigate contexts that involve shape, position, and measurement, using variables as a tool for reasoning. They also use diagrams as a tool to understand the uses of variables. The course is designed to encourage students to use diagrams, drawings, and spatial reasoning to reason about algebra, discrete mathematics, and ideas that underlie calculus. Students discuss mathematical reasoning to develop meanings for mathematical terminology. Activities in the course are chosen to motivate the "why" questions. By justifying their answers with deductive reasoning, students increase their capacity for logical and critical thinking in their daily lives and in later mathematics courses.


In this level of the course, students are challenged to find connections beyond those explored in Geometry, and undertake mathematical investigations that extend across multiple class meetings. Students are expected to develop accurate recall of and facility with procedures, facility communicating with multiple representations, and the habit of using mathematical connections in problem-solving. Students learn how to use formal proof in a variety of contexts and apply higher-level algebraic computations to justify their reasoning.

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