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Math Strategies Course III- Advanced Algebra

Patrick Henry High School

Math 3-Advanced Algebra



Leah L. Woods

Room 323



The Life Skills Program is a Minneapolis Public Schools Citywide Special Education program for high school students whose transition needs require special education services for the majority of their school day. The program serves students with severe learning/language disabilities and various developmental disabilities from throughout the Minneapolis school district. Students enrolled in the program are ages 14 to 18 in grades 9 through 12. Each classroom is comprised of a special education teacher and one special education assistant. A modified curriculum appropriate to the abilities and needs of the students in the program is provided. In addition to the curriculum in the Life Skills program, students may also have access to general education courses, vocational experiences, other related special education services, and community-based instruction as determined by the student’s IEP team.


Course Description:

Advanced Algebra students will learn how to recognize, describe and generalize patterns to make predictions; use algebraic symbols and operations to represent and analyze mathematical structures and relationships.


Course Objective:

Students will continue to develop understanding and application of basic math concepts and make connections to real world situations.


Class Expectations:

Be on time

Use the bathroom before class

Stay in assigned seat

No electronics

Water only


Class Consequences:

Nonverbal cue/ proximity

Verbal cue

Phone call home/ case manager

Removal from class


  • Assessments

Pre and post

  • Class work

Warm up

Exit slip


  • Homework

Weekly assignments


Grading Scale:
100-90% A
89-80% B
79-70% C
69-60% D
59% or lower F

Academic Standards:

Recognize linear, quadratic, exponential and other common functions in real-world and mathematical situations; represent these functions with tables, verbal descriptions, symbols and graphs; solve problems involving these functions, and explain results in the original context.

Generate equivalent algebraic expressions involving polynomials and radicals; use algebraic properties to evaluate expressions.

Represent real-world and mathematical situations using equations and inequalities involving linear, quadratic, exponential and nth root functions. Solve equations and inequalities symbolically and graphically. Interpret solutions in the original context.


Academic Support:

Contact Ms. Woods