Type of Credit: Math
This is the first year of a two-year Algebra 1 sequence. The purpose of this course is to develop the algebraic concepts and processes that can be used to solve a variety of real-world and mathematical problems using concrete models to explain algebraic concepts. The content will include: variables, properties of real numbers with emphasis on rational numbers; ratio and proportion; solving linear equations and systems; graphing relations and functions; coordinate geometry; inequalities; measurement; geometric relationships; set operations; dimensional analysis; and identifying patterns and making predictions. Manipulatives, calculators, and computers will serve as instructional tools in concept development.
Algebra 1a meets 1.0 credit for math graduation requirements, but only 0.5 credits for entrance into the state university system or Bright Futures Scholarship Program.