Algebra 1 is a mathematical science which strives to explain real world situations through mathematical symbols and operations. Throughout this course students will learn how to model real world situations through linear, quadratic and exponential representations. Students will also explore basic radical and rational functions.
Algebra 1 focuses on the introduction to and study of linear and quadratic equations, their graphs, and their properties. Major emphasis will be given to understanding patterns, underlying mathematical laws, and reasoning. In the transition to algebra, attention shifts from arithmetic operations to the application of the properties of these operations; all work will revolve around the process of solving a problem.
This is a yearlong course consisting of 12 units. Upon successful completion students will receive 1 credit towards high school graduation.
Required Course Materials
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Methods of Instruction
To helps students R.E.A.C.H the course objectives each lesson is broken down into the following components:
Methods of Evaluation
Students will demonstrate mastery through the following formative and summative assessments: