ALGEBRA The purpose of this course is to develop algebraic concepts and processes that will enhance each student’s analytical reasoning that will be helpful when facing a variety of real-world decisions. My major goals for the year are that all students: Develop analytical and reasoning skills needed to advance to higher-level math courses; Improve reading comprehension by analyzing story problems and case studies involving algebra; Achieve the knowledge and skills needed to PASS or exceed requirements of the EOC Mathematics examination; Benefit from algebraic reasoning in solving problems in the real world; and, Appreciate that critical thinking skills will enhance the likelihood of successful outcomes.