Algebra I is a full year, high school credit course that is intended for the student who has successfully mastered the core algebraic concepts covered in the prerequisite course, Pre-Algebra. Within the Algebra I course, the student will explore basic algebraic fundamentals such as evaluating, creating, solving and graphing linear, quadratic, and polynomial functions.
Upon successfully completing the course, the student should have mastered the following concepts:
- Solve and graph single variable, absolute value, and linear equations and inequalities.
- Solve linear, quadratic and exponential systems of equations using graphing, substitution or elimination.
- Evaluate and solve quadratic equations and inequalities using graphing, factoring, quadratic formula, and completing the square.
- Interpret and apply the relationship between the independent and dependent variable in a linear, exponential, and quadratic function through algebraic modeling and applications.
- Understand and know how to apply the distance, midpoint, and slope formulas as well as the Pythagorean Theorem.
- Form an equation of a line using the slope-intercept, point-slope and standard forms of a line. Apply basic fundamental rules of exponents.
- Be able to construct a formula or equation necessary to solve algebraic word problems involving area, perimeter, and linear systems of equations, basic probability and statistical reasoning, distance, and compounding interest.
- Evaluate rational expressions and solve equations with rational expressions.
- Simplify and perform operations with radical expressions such as addition and subtraction, multiplication and division.
- Perform operations with polynomials such as addition and subtraction, multiplication, long division and factoring.
- Interpret and analyze measures of central tendency, sample data and outcome, probability and frequency tables.