This course is the first in the sequence of integrated and investigative high school mathematics program designed to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. It provides opportunities for using patterns, modeling, and conjecturing to build student understanding and competency in mathematics. The overarching goal of this course is to teach students how to learn math differently than they may have historically. The students will be expected to engage in collaboration, collection of data, experimentation, and conjecturing. Technology tools will also play an important role in learning. By using technology to collect, evaluate, and model data, students will be able to make conjectures and develop a robust understanding of the mathematical principles involved. This course aligns perfectly with the five goals of the UC mathematics requirement. The students will engage in mathematical 8 sense making, make and test conjectures and justify conclusions, use mathematical models to represent real-world data, learn to provide clear and concise answers, and have computational and symbolic fluency. This course meets the subject area - c requirement for the UC/CSU approved course list. This course meets the math requirement for graduation and is required for a diploma.