Algebra I Course Outline

The textbook used for this course is Prentice Hall Mathematics Algebra I. An online version of the text is available to you. Have your user name and password ready and click here. Any references to chapters, sections, or page numbers relate back to the text. There will also be handouts from other sources that relate to the topics covered.

Chapter 1: Tools of Algebra
  • Use order of operations to write and evaluate expressions and equations with variables
  • Understand real numbers and the properties of real numbers
  • Graph real numbers and identify trends

Chapter 2: Solving Equations
  • Solve one-, two-, and multi-step equations by using properties of equality
  • Define variables
  • Understand rate problems
  • Transform formulas
  • Use measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode, range)

Chapter 3: Solving Inequalities
  • Graph inequalities on a number line
  • Use properties to solve inequalities

Chapter 6: Linear Equations and Their Graphs
  • Find rate of change and slope
  • Write and graph linear equations in different forms (slope-intercept, standard, point-slope)
  • Determine parallel and perpendicular lines based on linear equations

Chapter 7: Systems of Equations and Inequalities
  • Solve systems of linear equations by graphing, substitution, and elimination
  • Graph linear inequalities on a coordinate plane
  • Solve systems of linear inequalities

Chapter 8: Exponents and Exponential Functions
  • Understand zero and negative exponents
  • Write numbers in standard and scientific notation
  • Multiply and divide with exponents

Chapter 9: Polynomials and Factoring
  • Describe polynomials
  • Add and subtract polynomials
  • Multiply and factor polynomials