• Course Expectations for Algebra 1:

At the BEGINNING of the school year, students should be able to:

• Perform basic operations efficiently and accurately with whole numbers, integers, fractions and decimals
• Solve basic algebraic equations with one or two steps
• Follow the order of operations to evaluate an expression
• Substitute a value for a variable and evaluate the expression
• Translate words into mathematical symbols
• Use the distributive property to simplify an expression
• Combine like terms to simplify an expression
• Convert improper fractions to mixed numbers (and conversely, mixed numbers to improper fractions)
• Graph a line in the coordinate plane
• Find the slope of a line given two points or a graph
• Take notes in class, complete homework neatly and as completely as possible and be prepared to ask for help after school if they have questions

As the school year progresses, students will cover the following units in the Pearson Realize Algebra 1 textbook:

1. Solving equations and Inequalities
2. Linear equations (graphing and writing equations in different forms)
3. Linear functions (and function notation)
4. Systems of linear equations and inequalities
5. Exponents and Exponential functions
6. Polynomials and Factoring
8. Solving Quadratic equations (using multiple methods)
9. Piecewise and Absolute Value functions

We will also focus on practice and accuracy by utilizing technology such as:

TI-84 PLUS graphing calculator by Texas Instruments

Delta Math.com

PearsonRealize (online component to our textbook)

Desmos.com (graphing utility)

Course Expectations for Geometry: