Math 4 focuses on extending and applying students' knowledge of probability, statistics, and transcendental functions. Students see how function behaviors can be generalized across different function types, and apply their knowledge in real-world contexts. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their understanding in new situations.
Course topics include graphing functions and function arithmetic, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions and their applications, matrices, modeling data with linear and nonlinear functions, binomial and normal probability distributions, and statistical sampling and confidence intervals.
This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply the standards for mathematical practice. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. Throughout the course, students are evaluated through a diversity of assessments.
This course is built to the revised North Carolina Math standards adopted in 2016.
No required or optional materials.