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Algebra 1 Course Description

Algebra 1 Course Description


Algebra 1 is a one-year course that builds on arithmetic skills and algebraic concepts taught in the earlier grades. A grade of "C" or better is required for continuation to Geometry and for admission to the University of California.



Upon successful completion of this class, students will be able to:

Understand and perform the operations of multiplication, division, addition and subtraction over the set of rational numbers 

Add, subtract, multiply and simplify algebraic expressions (special emphasis on the distributive property) 

Solve linear equations

Translate simple linear relationships into equations

Factor first and second degree polynomials

Understand and apply the properties of proportions and percents

Graph linear equations and inequalities in the coordinate plane

Analyze linear equations and find equations of lines

Understand appropriate terminology and notation used to define functions and their properties (including but not limited to domain and range) 

Translate simple linear relationships into equations

Use various methods to solve systems of equations and inequalities (graphing, substitution and eliminations)

Understand the properties and basic theorems of whole number roots 

Simplify numerical radicals Solve quadratic equations using the quadratic formula and factoring



California Algebra 1, Prentice Hall (publishers)



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Notebook (journal)