ESSENTIAL LEARNING REQUIREMENTS

1ST SEMESTER -
What should you be able to do by the end of the first semester?
You should be able to say...

1. I can develop an understanding for all types of real numbers.
2. I can define irrational numbers.
3. I can compare and order real numbers.
4. I can estimate the value of real numbers.
5. I can solve problems by using different problem solving methods.
6. I can solve problems using geometric models.
7. I can apply geometric formulas, including the Pythagoream Theorem to solve problems.
8. I can recognized and describe a dilation.
9. I can determine whether the dilation will enlarge or reduce by the scale factor.
10. I can solve equations.  I can do this by using the inverse operations:  add/subtract, multiply/divide, square/square roots, and cube/cube roots.

2nd SEMESTER -
What should you be able to do by the end of the second semester?
You should be able to say...
I can simplify radical expressions.
I can use ratios, proportions and similar figures to solve problems.
I can recognize a dilation and determine if the scale factor will enlarge or reduce a figure.
I can recognize errors in data and graphs.
I understand the rules of functions
I can identify a function as linear or non-linear by looking at a table or graph.
I can graph a linear function on a coordinate plane.
I can calculate slope using a graph or two points on a line.
I can define and graph the x-intercept and the y-intercept of a line.
I can write a linear equation if I am given:  two points on a line, the slope of the line and one point on a line, or the slope and y-intercept of a line. I can graph linear inequalities on a coordinate plane.