Credit Recovery - Algebra 1B

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, solving quadratic equations, graphing linear and quadratic equations, polynomials, factoring, linear patterns, linear systems of equality and inequality, simple matrices, 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:

Semester 2

Unit 6:  Solving Systems

Section 1: Systems of Equations

Section 2: Solving Systems

Section 3: Systems of Inequalities

Section 4: The Matrix

Section 5: Statistics

Unit 7: Polynomials

Section 1:  Scientific Notation

Section 2:  Add and Subtract Polynomials

Section 3:  Multiply Polynomials

Section 4:  Factors and GCF

Section 5:  Factoring Trinomials

Section 6:  Special Factors

Unit 8: Quadratics and Radicals

Section 1:  Quadratic Functions

Section 2:  Solving Quadratic Equations

Section 3:  Radicals

Section 4:  Operations on Radicals

Section 5:  Radical Equations

Unit 9: Rational Expressions

Section 1:  Inverse Variation

Section 2:  Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

Section 3:  Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

Section 4:  Solving Rational Equations

Section 5:  Probability

Unit 10:  Exponentials

Section 1:  Exponential Functions

Section 2:  Growth and Decay

Section 3:  Geometric Sequences


Course Objectives

Students will

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