This course is designed to allow students to develop a stronger background in mathematics and critical thinking. 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.

Algebra 1, Larson Holt McDougal, 2012

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Students grades are based on Target Tests only.

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 solve quadratic equations using the quadratic formula
- 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 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 use scientific notation to represent numbers
- I can use scientific notation to describe real life situations
- I can use equations to solve percent problems
- I can use Pythagorean Theorem to measure indirectly
- I can find trigonometric ratios
- I can use trigonometric ratios to solve right triangles
- I can use sine, cosine and tangent of an angle