The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. Because it is built on the middle grades standards, this is a more ambitious version of Algebra I than has generally been offered. The critical areas, called units, deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend, and students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
** Course description courtesy of Common Core State Standards
* Pre-Algebra, successful completion of eighth grade mathematics, or consent of instructor. Successful completion of first semester is a prerequisite to second semester.
* Give careful consideration to your Algebra Prognostic Test score. Consult the instructor or the guidance counselor if you have any questions.
No prerequisites class required unless stated in the course description.