# Los Altos High School

Home of the Eagles

## Algebra vs Enhanced Algebra

Algebra Enhanced

(two periods)

Algebra 9

Recommended Prerequisites:

• Completion of 8th grade mathematics with a C or below

• Teacher recommendation highly considered

• Strong mastery of integer arithmetic, order of operations, and simplifying expression

Recommended Prerequisites:

• Completion of 8th grade mathematics with a C or better

• Strong mastery of integer arithmetic, order of operations, simplifying expressions, fraction arithmetic, factors, GCF, LCM, solving one-step equations

Content:

• Strength basic math skills as needed

• Expressions and equations

• Operations with negative numbers

• Distributing, axioms and other properties

• Operations with polynomials and radicals

• Linear functions

• Scattered data and probability

• Properties of exponents

• Rational algebraic expressions

• Inequalities

Content:

• Expressions and equations

• Operations with negative numbers

• Distributing, axioms and other properties

• Operations with polynomials and radicals

• Linear functions

• Scattered data and probability

• Properties of exponents

• Rational algebraic expressions

• Inequalities

Activities:

• Two periods math class

• Group work

• Lectures

• Quizzes and tests

• Minutes (CST and CAHSEE prep)

• Peer tutor and instructional aide in class

• Homework Club based on recommendation of teacher

Activities:

• Group work

• Lectures

• Quizzes and tests

• CST prep problems

Homework:

• Self-pace and mastery of material with assistance of instructor/peer tutor/instructional aide

Homework:

• Assignments from the text and worksheets

• Able to use text for reference when doing homework and class work