### Full course description

*Bridge to College Mathematics *is a year-long course
focusing on the key mathematics readiness standards from Washington State’s
K-12 Learning Standards for Mathematics (the Common Core State Standards,
CCSS-M) as well as the eight Standards for Mathematical Practices. The course
is designed to prepare students for entrance into non-calculus pathway
introductory college level mathematics courses. The course addresses key
learning standards for high school including Algebra I, statistics, geometry,
and Algebra II standards essential for college- and career-readiness.

**Course Description: **The course curriculum emphasizes
modeling with mathematics and the Standards for Mathematical Practice found
within Washington K-12 Mathematics Learning Standards (the Common Core State
Standards, CCSS-M). Topics include building and interpreting functions (linear,
quadratic & exponential), writing, solving and reasoning with equations and
inequalities, and summarizing, representing, and interpreting data. The course
is designed to focus on building conceptual understanding, reasoning and
mathematical skills and provides students engaging mathematics that builds
flexible thinking and a growth mindset. For seniors who score in Level 2 on the
Smarter Balanced 11th grade assessment and are successful in this course (B or
better), the *Bridge to College Mathematics *course offers an opportunity
to place into a college-level course when entering college directly after high
school.