This Applied Math course aligns to the high school standards for Mathematics I or Algebra 1 and Geometry with an emphasis on application.  The standards are used in a contextual environment.  The fundamental purpose of this course is to extend the mathematics that students learned in Mathematics I or Algebra 1 and Geometry through applications. This course should allow the students to apply the concepts learned in Mathematics I or Algebra 1 and Geometry and should not be the first time students learn these concepts.  The critical areas deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships through analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions and expand and explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.