// In secondary classrooms

# Pre Algebra

## Course Focus

PA.1
Identify SDA Christian principles and values in correlation with mathematics.

PA.1.1 | Recognize God as Creator and Sustainer of an ordered universe. |
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PA.1.2 | Value God’s inspired writings and created works as a revelation of His precision, accuracy, and exactness. |

PA.1.3 | Develop accountability as expressed in God’s word and laws. |

PA.1.4 | Employ Christian principles as a basis for learning and growth. |

PA.1.5 | Broaden intellectual abilities through the study of mathematics. |

PA.1.6 | Make biblically-based choices when dealing with mathematical data. |

PA.1.7 | Apply biblical principles of Christian morality, integrity, and ethical behavior to mathematical processes. |

## Course Abilities

PA.2
Develop abilities in mathematics.

PA.2.1 | Understand mathematical concepts (number sense, algebraic and geometric thinking, measurement, data analysis, and probability). |
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PA.2.2 | Utilize the problem-solving process (explore, plan, solve, verify). |

PA.2.3 | Develop higher-order thinking skills (analyze, evaluate, reason, classify, predict, generalize, solve, decide, relate, interpret, simplify, model, synthesize). |

PA.3
Be able to apply mathematical knowledge and skills to a variety of purposes.

PA.3.1 | Use a variety of strategies in the problem-solving process (i.e. patterns, tables, diagrams). |
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PA.3.2 | Conduct research (locate, observe/gather, analyze, conclude). |

PA.3.3 | Perform calculations with and without technology in life situations. |

PA.3.4 | Read critically and communicate proficiently with mathematical vocabulary. |

## Course Content

PA.4
Be able to understand concepts involving real numbers.

PA.4.1 | Simplify expressions using the order of operations. |
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PA.4.2 | Identify numbers (natural, whole, integers, rational, irrational, real) and operations of numbers (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) including scientific notation. |

PA.4.3 | Identify relationships among numbers (i.e. equations, inequalities, ratios, proportions, conversions). |

PA.5
Be able to represent mathematical situations using algebraic symbols and models.

PA.5.1 | Use and evaluate expressions involving variables. |
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PA.5.2 | Write and solve equations and inequalities from written and oral expression. |

PA.5.3 | Identify, graph, and interpret functions. |

PA.5.4 | Apply basic concepts of statistics and probability (mean, median, mode, range, box and whisker). |

PA.6
Be able to apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to interpret and solve problems.

PA.6.1 | Calculate measurable attributes of figures (degrees of angles, lengths, perimeter, area, volume). |
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PA.6.2 | Use and manipulate given formulas to solve a variety of problems (i.e. slope, distance, area, volume, perimeter, midpoint). |

PA.6.3 | Solve consumer-related problems (i.e. profit/loss, sales tax, mark-up/discount, interest). |

PA.7
Be able to analyze results and draw appropriate conclusions.

PA.7.1 | Find and interpret information from graphs, charts, and numerical data. |
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PA.7.2 | Predict patterns and generalize trends. |

PA.7.3 | Judge meaning, utility, and reasonableness of findings in a variety of situations, including those carried out by technology. |