**Course Description:**

**Algebra I formalizes and extends the mathematics students learned in the middle grades.**

Five critical areas comprise Algebra I: Relations and Functions; Linear Equations and Inequalities;

Quadratic and Nonlinear Equations; Systems of Equations and Inequalities; and Polynomial Expressions.

The critical areas 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 content standards, prescribe that students

experience mathematics and a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make

sense of problem situations

**Course Objectives**

· The student will learn to think critically and analytically,

· The student will achieve mastery in use of algebraic techniques.

· The student will earn how to apply mathematics to real world applications.

· The student will gain greater understanding of algebraic concepts needed for future mathematics work.

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