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    This Math MOOC aligns with several of the  Common Core State Standards for Mathematics  (CCSSM).  With a focus on the High School Conceptual Categories of Algebra and Functions, this Math MOOC examines key topics such as:

    • writing expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems
    • solving linear equations, systems of linear equations, linear inequalities, and quadratic equations
    • performing arithmetic with polynomial and rational expressions
    • modeling linear and quadratic functions


    Each module within the Math MOOC imbeds at least two specific High School standards. These modules are also aligned to mathematics portions the ACT, SAT, and other college gateway examinations.  This Math MOOC also serves as a tool to examine some of the topics included in college placement examinations for mathematics.  


    Learning Objectives
    CCSS Mathematics Alignment


    Demonstrate an understanding of ratios and proportions, fractions, and basic algebra.


    6.NS.A.1, 6.EE.A.2a, 6.EE.A.2c, 7.RP.A.3, 8.EE.C.7b, HAS.CED.4, HAS.REI.B3

    Absolute Values & Inequalities

    Demonstrate an understanding of absolute values, inequalities, interval notation, and absolute value inequalities.




    Linear Equations

    Demonstrate an understanding of linear equations and graphs, specifically understand the concepts of slope, x- and y-intercepts, parallel lines, perpendicular lines, and graphing.


    8.EE.B.6, 8.EE.C.7a,b,

    HSG-GPE.B4, HSF-LE.A.2


    Demonstrate an understanding of geometric shapes--triangles, rectangles, and circles--and their basic properties-- perimeter, area, circumference, and the Pythagorean Theorem.


    8.G.B.7, 8.G.B., 8, 8.G.C.9

    Systems of Linear Equations

    Demonstrate an understanding of systems of linear equations, specifically finding solutions through graphing or substitution. These skills aid in solving word problems.


    8.EE.C.8a, b, c, A-CED.A.2, A-REI.C.5, A-REI.C.6,



    Demonstrate an understanding of exponents and exponent rules--product, quotient, power, zero, and negative exponents. Utilize scientific notation.


    8.EE.A.1, 8.EE.A. 4, HAS-SSE.B.3c


     Demonstrate an understanding of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing polynomials. 



    Factoring I

    Demonstrate an understanding of the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) and factoring by grouping.


    6.EE.A.3, HSA-SSE.A.1a, HSA-SSE.A.2

    Factoring II

    Demonstrate an understanding of factoring, specifically factoring trinomials with a leading coefficient of 1, factoring trinomials with a leading coefficient other than 1, and factoring difference of squares.


    HSA-SSE.A.2, HSA-SSE.B.3

    Solving by Factoring

    Demonstrate an understanding of how to use factoring to solve equations, including word problems.  


    HSA-SSE.B.3, HAS-CDE.A.1, HAS-REI.B.4a,b

    Radicals & Exponents

    Demonstrate an understanding of simplifying radicals and fractional exponents.


    HSA-RN.A.1, HAS-RN.A2

    Rational Expressions

    Demonstrate an understanding of simplifying rational expressions through addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 


    HSA-APR.D.6, HSA-APR.D.7

    Quadratic Equations



    Demonstrate an understanding of the solving quadratic equations using multiple techniques such as factoring, completing the square, and applying the quadratic formula

    HSA-SSE.B.3, HAS-CDE.A.1, HAS-REI.B.4a,b

    Quadratic Functions

    Demonstrate an understanding of the key features of a quadratic function including the x- and y-intercepts, the location of the vertex, and identifying maxima and minima

    HSF.IF.B.4, HSF.IF.C.7a