Algebra and its Applications
|Years Of Operation||1999-2007|
|Sites Offered||ASU, BRI, BTH, CAL, CHS, FRD, SCZ|
from the CTY course catalog (1999):
Algebra, the language of mathematics, provides powerful strategies for answering real-life mathematical questions. It can explain how 22 rabbits, introduced to Australia in 1859, grew to a population of over 25,000 in just five years. It can help you decide whether it's better to have interest on $5.00 compounded daily or $1,000,000 compounded annually. And it can enable you to describe patterns, apply formulas, and solve for unknown values.
In this course, students learn to describe the world around them with algebraic expressions, equations, and graphs. Concepts are studied in depth through practice problems and applications, providing students the opportunity to develop strong computational skills and, more importantly, an understanding of key concepts in algebra. While the course covers conceptual material, the focus is on applying algebraic tools to solve problems and learning the importance of mathematics to a wide range of disciplines and situations.