Algebra 1

Course Description

Semester A

Algebra 1 (semester A) introduces students to the world of Algebra through expressions and equations. Students will evaluate algebraic expressions, solve linear equations and graph them. This course also steers students through various real-world scenarios with the emphasis on using basic statistics to interpret the information given and found.

Students learn through online lesson materials, videos and interactive activities. The end of each unit tests students’ understanding with a self-check quiz with feedback. Also included is a unit exam and project for students to apply what they have learned.

Semester B

Algebra 1 (semester B) builds on the concepts learned in the first semester by providing a strong foundation in solving problems. Students will work with problems and applications that involve exponents, quadratic equations, polynomials and factoring methods, rational and radical equations, data analysis and probability. Students will interact with course materials through online lessons, videos, interactive questions and real-world applications.

Each unit ends with a self-check quiz to confirm knowledge of the concepts learned. There is also a unit exam and project.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

6 – 12

Materials

Graph paper
A graphing calculator. Gcalc is a free download if you do not have a hand-held.

Duration

2 Semesters

Credits

1

Prerequisites

None

Technology Skills

Internet Access
Word Processor
Email Access
Graphing Calculator (we do provide an alternative free option via the Internet)

Semester A

Major Concepts

Tools of the Trade
Linear Relationships
Creating Graphical Models
Evaluating the Model Using Statistics
Modeling Change and Changing the Model
Systems of Equations

Semester A Syllabus

Semester B

Major Concepts

Simplifying Expressions with Zero and Negative Exponents
Working with Polynomials
Quadratic Functions
Modeling Quadratic Change
Rational Expressions and Equations
Algebra 1 Cumulative Review

Semester B Syllabus