COURSE:  06131                                ALGEBRA I                                                                                           CREDIT VALUE: One credit

                   *06132                                                                                                                                PREREQUISITES: Placement by Math                                                                                                                                                          Department in conjunction with                                                                                                                                                                        8th grade instructor; PreAlgebra

What you will learn in this course:

This is a full year course that includes four units:  expressions & equations; linear functions; polynomial & non-linear functions; and radicals & rational functions.  In the first unit, students will study the foundation of algebra:  the language of algebra, real numbers, and solving linear equations.  In the second unit, a comprehensive study of linear functions will include graphing, analyzing, & solving equations, inequalities, & systems.  In the third unit, students will study polynomials (including factoring), quadratic and exponential functions.  In the fourth unit, radical expressions, triangles and rational expressions will be studied.


How you will learn in this course:

The basic driver of this course is the Algebra I textbook.  The students will learn through lecture, discussion, homework problem sets and assessments.  Completion of daily homework problem sets will be extremely important.


Why this course is important:

Algebra I is the foundation for all further study in mathematics.  Understanding the concepts of this course is essential for success in any future mathematics course.