**Our main goals in the first semester will be to deepen critical thinking, problem solving, and math collaboration skills in addition to building a strong foundation in math. We will review basic concepts as well as push forward into more advance algebra, pre-calculus, and even some calculus (honors). Problem sets will be take from SAT/ACT when possible to support students with these important tests. We will also be using learning structures promoted by Jo Boaler, a progressive math educator and professor at Stanford University. Each week we will explore multidimensional math problems and prepare them for exhibition at the end of the semester.**

***Content testing is iterative and students may be at different levels depending upon how quickly they learn. Some students will move ahead faster, while others may take longer. The goals is that everyone masters the essentials of the course, and everyone gets the skills they need to succeed in college and life beyond. This calendar can be thought of as a guide for most students.

9/4 - 9/8 Heart of Algebra 2

9/11 - 9/15 Heart of Algebra 3

***Content testing is iterative and students may be at different levels depending upon how quickly they learn. Some students will move ahead faster, while others may take longer. The goals is that everyone masters the essentials of the course, and everyone gets the skills they need to succeed in college and life beyond. This calendar can be thought of as a guide for most students.

__8/28 - 9/1 Introductions and Heart of Algebra 1 (Linear equations, systems of equations)__

Semester 1

Semester 1

9/4 - 9/8 Heart of Algebra 2

9/11 - 9/15 Heart of Algebra 3

9/18 - 9/22 Problem solving and Data 1

9/25 - 9/29 Problem Solving and Data 2

10/2 - 10/6 Problem Solving and Data 3

10/9 - 10/13 Advanced Topics 1

10/16 - 10/20 Advanced Topics 2

10/23 - 10/27 Advanced Topics 3

10/30 - 11/3 Review of Topics and Mid-Term

*November 4th SAT

11/6 - 11/10 Additional Topics 1, Exhibition and project work

11/13 - 11/17 Additional Topics 2, Exhibition and project work

11/20 - 11/24 Thanksgiving Break

11/27 - 12/1 Final Exam

*December 2nd SAT

12/4 - 12/8 Preview of second semester topics - Statistics and Calculus

12/11 - 12/15 Statistics and calculus, Exhibition and project work.

Winter Break - End 1st Semester