Algebra I

This course is designed for students enrolling in Physics who have yet to complete a full year of Algebra I. Through class discussions and experiments, the Algebra I class builds skills in algebra and connects concepts with the laboratory-oriented ninth-grade course that explores the physical laws of nature and scientific techniques. Many topics from the Pre-Algebra course are reviewed while examining new topics such as linear functions, inequalities, exponents, exponential functions, quadratic equations and functions, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions, and radicals. Algebra I extends students’ knowledge and understanding of the real number system and its properties through the study of variables, expressions, equations, inequalities and analysis of data derived from real-world phenomena. Emphasis is placed on making connections in algebra to arithmetic, geometry and statistics. (Full year, 1 credit)