### Ms. Duffy This course is designed to help students master the concepts, skills and reasoning strategies in the Algebra. Topics covered will include: understanding, writing, solving and graphing linear equations and quadratic equations; systems of two linear equations in two unknowns; and operations on monomial and polynomial expressions and equations; exponents; simplifying radical expressions.The curriculum moves at an accelerated pace.

Algebra 1, Larson Holt McDougal, 2012
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Students grades are based on homework, target tests and chapter tests.

 A 4 3.80-4.00 A- 3.7 3.70-3.79 B+ 3.3 3.30-3.69 B 3 3.00-3.29 B- 2.7 2.70-2.99 C+ 2.3 2.30-2.69 C 2 2.00-2.29 C- 1.7 1.70-1.99 D+ 1.3 1.30-1.69 D 1 1.00-1.29 D- 0.7 0.70-0.99

• I can use the distributive property
• I can solve a formula for one of its variables
• I can evaluate expressions using exponents
• I can use the order of operation to evaluate algebraic expressions
• I can simplify expressions by combining like terms
• I can evaluate a variable expression
• I can write a variable expression that models a real life situation
• I can translate verbal phrases into algebraic expressions
• I can translate verbal phrases into algebraic expressions
• I can graph and compare real numbers on a number line
• I can solve linear equations
• I can collect variables on one side of the equation
• I can plot points on a coordinate plane
• I can find the intercepts of the graph of a linear equation
• I can solve a linear equation graphically
• I can graph and interpret equations in slope-intercept form
• I can graph a linear equation in slope-intercept form
• I can use intercepts to make a quick graph of a linear equation
• I can use linear models to make predictions
• I can identify when a relation is a function
• I can find the slope of a line using 2 points
• I can interpret slope as rate of change in real life situations
• I can use a linear model to make predictions
• I can rewrite an equation in function form
• I can use slope and any point on a line to write an equation of a line
• I can write an equation of a line given 2 points on a line
• I can use point-slope form to write an equation of a line
• I can write a linear equation in standard form
• I can solve linear inequalities
• I can solve absolute value equations
• I can solve absolute value inequalities
• I can graph linear inequalities in 2 variables
• I can identify linear systems as having one, many or no solutions
• I can solve a system of linear inequalities by graphing
• I can solve a system of linear equations by graphing
• I can graph linear inequalities in one variable
• I can write, solve and graph linear inequalities
• I can use linear substitution to solve a system of linear equations
• I can use linear combination (elimination) to solve a system of linear equations
• I can simplify exponential expressions
• I can evaluate powers that have zero or negative exponents
• I can write and use models for exponential growth and decay
• I can graph exponential functions
• I can add and subtract polynomials
• I can multiply 2 polynomials
• I can solve a polynomial equation in factored form
• I can factor a polynomial
• I can use the distributive property to factor a polynomial
• I can divide a polynomial by a monomial
• I can use polynomial long division
• I can compare linear, exponential and quadratic graphs
• I can solve a quadratic equation by completing the square
• I can choose a method for solving a quadratic equation
• I can graph quadratic equations
• I can factor a quadratic formula in standard form
• I can solve quadratic equations by factoring
• I can evaluate and graph a function involving square roots
• I can make and use a stem-n-leaf plot to put data in order
• I can find the mean, median, and mode of data
• I can draw a box-and-whisker to organize data
• I can simplify a rational expression
• I can multiply and divide rational expressions