Algebra I

Credit Hours: 1.0

Course Length: 2 Semesters

Semester 1

Course Description

In this first Algebra course, students will learn about patterns. It is almost like completing a puzzle when most of the pieces are there and all that is needed is one more piece. Students will learn how to translate patterns into algebraic sentences. Algebraic sentences include equations and inequalities. In both cases, the student will develop the skills to identify and solve for the variables. Algebra 1A is full of new concepts and students will have many opportunities to demonstrate mastery of their growing skill set. In each interactive lesson, students have the opportunity to work through and complete several self-check activities and quizzes as well as participate in self-reflection. In each unit, students complete the unit exam and deliver a unit project. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the course.

Course Prerequisites

None

Required Textbook(s) and/or Materials

None

Major Concepts

  • Algebraic Expressions
  • Operations with Real Numbers
  • Properties of Real Numbers
  • Basic Statistics Measures
  • Solving Simple and Multi-Step Equations
  • Linear Functions and Graphs
  • Solving Inequality Equations

Semester 2

Course Description

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. Teacher feedback is given throughout the course.

Course Prerequisites

None

Required Textbook(s) and/or Materials

None

Major Concepts

  • Exponents and Scientific Notation
  • Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
  • Operations with Polynomials
  • Systems of Equations
  • Factoring Polynomials
  • Quadratic Functions and Graphs
  • High-Order Polynomials
  • Data Analysis and Probability
  • Exponential and Radical Equations
  • Rational Functions and Equations