Credit Recovery - Algebra 1A

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to allow the student to gain mastery in working with and evaluating mathematical expressions, equations, graphs, and other topics in a year long algebra course. Topics included are real numbers, simplifying real number expressions with and without variables, solving linear equations and inequalities, graphing linear equations, monomial operations, linear patterns, sequences, and radicals. Assessments within the course include multiple-choice, short-answer, or extended response questions. Also included in this course are self-check quizzes, audio tutorials, and interactive games.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Algebra

Length: One Semester, 1/2 Credit

Course Outline:

Unit 1: Numbers and Expressions

Section 1: Evaluating Expressions

Section 2: Some Useful Properties

Section 3: Integers

Section 4: Exponents and Roots

Section 5: Logic and Graphs

Unit 2: Real Numbers

Section 1: Rational Numbers

Section 2: Addition and Subtraction of Rational Numbers

Section 3: Multiplication and Division of Rational Numbers

Section 4: Estimation and Problem Solving

Section 5: Closure and Properties of Equality

Unit 3: Equations

Section 1: Equations

Section 2: Multi-Step Problems

Section 3: Proportions and Percent

Section 4: Formulas and Absolute Value

Section 5: Problem Solving

Unit 4: Functions and Linear Equations

Section 1: The Coordinate Plane and Relations

Section 2: Graphing Linear Equations

Section 3: Patterns and Sequences

Section 4: Linear Equations

Section 5: Data

Unit 5: Inequalities

Section 1: Simple Inequalities

Section 2: Multi-Step Inequalities

Section 3: Absolute Value Inequalities

Section 4: Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables


Course Objectives

Students will

  • Work effectively with ratios and direct variation
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide radical expressions, polynomials, and polynomial expressions
  • Work with arithmetic sequences and linear patterns
  • Understand different types of graphs, including histograms, line graphs, circle graphs, and stem-and-leaf plots
  • Read, write, evaluate, and understand the properties of mathematical expressions including real numbers, radicals, and polynomials
  • Read, write, solve, and graph linear equations and inequalities.
  • Students will solve absolute value equations and inequalities
  • Solve systems of linear equations and inequalities
  • Understand basic statistics including measures of central tendencies