# 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 studentsâ€™ 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

9 – 12

#### Materials

Graph paper

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

#### Duration

2 Semesters

#### Credit Value

1.0

#### Prerequisites

None

## 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 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