OCS Introduction to Mathematics
Course Code: 9220BX0
Course Offering: Semester for 1 credit
This course is intended for Occupational Course of Study (OCS) students who will be working with both their face-to-face classroom teacher and an NCVPS online teacher. The Introduction to Mathematics Course teaches the Essential Standards for Introductory Math and prepares the students for Math 1. This course blends the best of online and classroom activities.
Students learn introductory algebra and other important life-skills in nine engaging units covering
working with numbers
fractions and decimals
rates and ratios
time and measurement
working with algebraic expressions
solving equations and inequalities
working with points and lines
working with data sets
working with basic geometric figures.
Technology skills will be honed throughout the course by working with a graphing calculator and using the computer in a variety of ways.
Pre-Assessments and Check Your Knowledge quizzes will be used as diagnostic tools, lessons present the content, Completion Activities allow the students to practice a skill set, Mastery Assignments and Summative Assessments measure student understanding, and Remediation Assignments allow students to review. This course is designed to be implemented in a blended learning environment with collaborative instruction delivered by an online highly-qualified high school math teacher as well as a face-to-face OCS teacher. Ideally, the delivery of instruction includes regular computer use as well as time to work on “hands-on” activities.
8th Grade Math or Equivalent.
Graphing calculators (TI-83 or TI-84) are required.