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## Algebra I

Algebra I

Course Description:

This is a first year algebra course in which you will learn to reason symbolically. The key content involves writing, solving, and graphing linear and quadratic equations, including systems of two linear equations in two unknowns. Quadratic equations are solved by factoring, completing the square, graphically, or by application of the quadratic formula. The course also includes study of monomial and polynomial expressions, inequalities, exponents, functions, rational expressions, ratio, and proportion. Algebraic skills are applied in a wide variety of problem-solving situations

1. Interpret the meaning of variables and variable expressions

2. Solve linear equations (including proportions) in one variable

3. Apply the concept of absolute value to simple equations

4. Graph a linear function by plotting points, using intercepts, and using the slope and y- intercept

5. Sketch the region defined by a linear inequality

6. Derive the equation of a line when given a variety of parameters for that line

7. Solve inequalities in one variable (including those with absolute value)

8. Solve systems of linear equations by graphing, using substitution, and using elimination

9. Solve systems of linear inequalities by graphing

10. Solve quadratic equations by graphing, finding square roots, using the quadratic formula, and   factoring

11. Simplify and perform arithmetic operations on and with rational expressions

12.  Solve rational equations

13.  Solve application problems using the above techniques