Algebra 1

Algebra tiles forming a square with some missing pieces.

Overview of Algebra 1

For the Algebra 1 course, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: 

  1. develop a formal understanding of functions that include linear, quadratic, and exponential relationships;
  2. deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships and equations;
  3. apply linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend;
  4. rearrange expressions into equivalent forms and extend the laws of exponents to rational exponents; and
  5. engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions.

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