Specialized Academic Instruction Algebra .5-1.0

  • Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI) Algebra .5 to 1.0

    Grade level:

    9

    Course units:

    10 Credits – Year Course

    Graduation requirement:

    Mathematics

    University of California/California State University a-g requirement:

    c

               

    Prerequisite: IEP team recommendation

    Course Description: This is the first year of a two-year Specialized Academic Instruction in Algebra, and is aligned with regular education Algebra 1.  Students will develop their math skills, solve problems, and deepen their understanding of mathematical principles.  They will build new skills based on their prior knowledge, and study math concepts in the context of real life situations, applying it to their own lives in meaningful ways.  Through textbook work, group work, and various projects, students will concentrate on solving algebraic equations, working with functions, and begin more in-depth work with linear equations and functions. 

    Major Projects/Assignments:  Students will complete a Graphing project, Property of Equality project, Consumer Math study, and will have written final exams.

    Approximate homework assigned daily:  30 minutes, 4 to 5 days a week

Specialized Academic Instruction Algebra 1.5 to 2.0

  • Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI) Algebra 1.5 to 2.0

    Grade level:

    10

    Course units:

    10 Credits – Year Course

    Graduation requirement:

    Mathematics

    University of California/California State University a-g requirement:

    c

               

    Prerequisite: IEP team recommendation

    Course Description: This is the second year of a two-year Specialized Academic Instruction Algebra course, and is aligned with regular education Algebra 1.  Students will learn algebraic, consumer, and geometric math concepts to continue to build their understanding of algebra, and as much as possible study math concepts in the context of real life situations.  Through textbook work, group work, and various projects, students will concentrate on areas such as inequalities, exponents, polynomials, and probability. 

    Major Projects/Assignments:  Students will complete at least one project per semester, and will have written final exams.

    Approximate homework assigned daily:  30 minutes, 4 to 5 days a week

Specialized Academic Instruction Geometry 1.0 to 2.0

  • Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI) Geometry 1.0 to 2.0

    Grade level:

    11 to 12

    Course units:

    10 Credits – Year Course

    Graduation requirement:

    Mathematics

    University of California/California State University a-g requirement:

    c

               

    Prerequisite: Individual Education Plan

    team recommendation

    Course Description: This is a Specialized Academic Instruction Geometry course, and is aligned with the first half of regular education Geometry.  Students will learn about the mathematics of the properties, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids.  Through textbook work, group work, several hands-on projects, and studying in the context of real life situations, students will learn about various polygons and such concepts as perimeter, area, volume, and surface area. 

    Major Projects/Assignments:  Students will complete several visual/art projects per semester, and will have written final exams.

    Approximate homework assigned daily:  30 minutes, 4 to 5 days a week