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Business Algebra (UCCI)


This math/CTE course uses an integrated instructional approach to provide students with a practical understanding of fundamental business and finance issues and an engaging context to master foundational Algebra I concepts.In California, this course is UC a-g approved in the area of "c" (math) as a UCCI program course. Schools may adopt this course to their a-g course lists as a Previously Approved course. For more info, click here.
Curriculum Link: Author: University of California Curriculum Integration (UCCI) Institute, 2010

Expected Student Outcomes/Objectives

Students will understand: linear equations and inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, exponents and polynomials, quadratic functions, and rational equations. Students will use the business principles of revenue, cost, and profit as the context for learning the mathematical content.

Description of Activities

This is a course outline for an integrated business course utilizing Algebra 1 concepts in a business environment. The course is designed to prepare students for the natural progression to higher math courses, specifically Geometry and Algebra II, and could be used for students for whom a course rich in business skills and applications will increase their likelihood of success. The applications throughout the course allow students to see the connection of mathematical concepts and real-world application in a business environment. Also, this course could be part of a Business Academy as the introduction course in a sequence of business and mathematical courses.

Instructional Materials Provided

Course outline including objectives and key assignments for each unit.

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Additional criteria

Cost: Free

Curriculum type: Course

Academic subject areas: Mathematics; Career-Technical Education

States' Career Clusters: Marketing; Finance; Business Management & Administration

California Industry sector(s): Marketing Sales and Service; Business and Finance

Duration: one year

Grade Target: 9

Levels of Expertise for CTE: Concentration/Skill building, Introductory

Targeted Support Material: Industry Involvement

Standards Addressed: Detailed documentation of alignment with Common Core, NGSS, C3 or CTE Standards provided

Keywords: algebra, revenue, costs functions, profitability, business math

Source: Organization/Publisher-developed

Organization/Publisher: University of California Curriculum Institute (UCCI)

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