Algebra 1 – Part 1

Algebra 1

Year – 1.0 credit; Prerequisite:  None

The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades.  The major units (Relationships Between Quantities and Reasoning with Equations, Linear and Exponential Relationships, Descriptive Statistics, Expressions and Equations, Quadratic Functions and Modeling) presented deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with eadch other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend, and students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions.  The Mathematic Practice Standards apply throughout this 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.  Students are required to have a Graphing Calculator (TI-nspire) for this course.