Algebra 1

In this course, students will learn to use variables to describe patterns and numerical relationships. Students will learn to apply real number properties, perform operations on polynomials, solve linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, graph linear and quadratic functions and use appropriate mathematical models to solve real-world problems. Students will also study systems of linear equations and rational, exponential and radical expressions and functions. Mathematics is about reasoning much more than it is about “finding an answer,” and as such, the class will include focus on explaining your reasoning. You will have to explain your reasoning to your classmates, on assignments, quizzes, and tests). The goal is to develop and improve your logic and critical thinking skills.