Patterns is the introductory unit for this innovative program.
It covers geometric and numeric patterns, function tables, positive
and negative numbers, and basic geometry concepts. 


Overland Trail uses the American Westward Movement of the
1800's as a setting to explore using tables, equations, and graphs
to describe realworld situations. 
The Game of Pig uses a dice game to demonstrate basic
probability concepts, frequency bar graphs, area models, and expected value. 


The Pit and the Pendulum asks the students to analyze this
famous Edgar Allen Poe tale to determine if the prisoner has enough
time to escape from his restraints before he is maimed by the pendulum.
Students conduct experiments and use statistical tools to analyze their
collected data. In addition, they investigate curve fitting using a graphing
calculator. 
Shadows uses the question, "How can you predict the length of a shadow?," to develop the concept of similar polygons, especially similar
triangles. Also, the three basic trigonometric functions  sine, cosine, and
tangent  are introduced. 
