Applied Algebra

Pierce County Skills Center

Program Overview

In Applied Algebra, you will learn algebra concepts through practical application and hands-on experience. Topics for this course include: problem solving techniques, estimating answers, using ratios and proportions, working with scale drawings, using signed numbers and vectors, using scientific notation, solving problems with powers and roots, using formulas to solve problems, solving problems that involve linear equations, graphing data, patterns and functions, and systems of equations and inequalities. Students need to indicate on their application which sessions they plan to take. 

  • Class time: 7-45am-2:45pm (with half hour lunch)

Credit Equivalency: CTE Elective - Depending on the school district, this course may meet the Algebra math graduation requirement. Home high school permission is required. Students must returned completed Math Approval Form including counselor signature with application in order for the application to be processed.

For more information, call the number below or email

About Pierce County Skills Center

The Pierce County Skills Center opened Wednesday, September 8, 2010, bringing along with it career options for students, leading to real jobs that mesh with workplace demands.

The Pierce County Skills Center serves students from our nine school districts: Bethel, Eatonville, Fife, Franklin Pierce, Orting, Steilacoom, Sumner, Tacoma, and White River.

For more information, call 253-683-5950

Program Details

Time All Day
Grade 9—12
Dates Jul 13—Aug 04
Days Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
Location Mount Tahoma High School
4634 S. 74th St.
Tacoma, WA 98409
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Applied Algebra