Mathematics for College Readiness
Mathematics for College Readiness is designed for grade 12 students, whose test scores on the Postsecondary Educational Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) are at or below the established cut scores for mathematics indicating they may need additional instruction to prepare them for success in college level mathematics.
This course incorporates the Florida Standards for Mathematical Practices as well as the following Florida Standards for Mathematical Content: Expressions and Equations, The Number System, Functions, Algebra, Geometry, Number and Quantity, Statistics and Probability, and the Florida Standards for High School Modeling. The standards align with the Mathematics Postsecondary Readiness Competencies deemed necessary for entry-level college courses.
Units included in the course are:
- Linear Algebra
- Linear Systems
- Exponential and Radical Functions
- Rational Expressions
- Statistics and Geometry
The course can be used in flex mode to allow students to focus on the concepts that are in the most need of support. Units include Performance Tasks, and Projects to give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge of the concepts and for further practice.
Upon successfully completing the course, the student should have mastered the following concepts:
- Apply and extend operations of fractions to rational numbers
- Interpret and rewrite expressions
- Understand and perform operations on rational expressions and polynomials
- Create equations and inequalities
- Solve equations with one or two variables using formulas and graphing including: rational, linear, quadratic, and systems of equations
- Understand, graph, write and use functions to solve problems
- Prove the slope criteria for parallel and perpendicular lines and use them to solve geometric problems
- Use coordinates to compute perimeters of polygons and areas of triangles and rectangles
- Summarize data from frequency tables
- Represent data on a scatter plot
- Interpret slope and intercept
- Solve real-world problems