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MAA301A: Algebra 1A (2013-2014)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Mathematics
COURSE TITLE: Algebra IA
CALENDAR YEAR: 2013-2014
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
CODE: MAA301A
TYPE: REG
CREDITS: 0.50
COURSE LENGTH: 18 weeks

Major Concepts/Content: 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.

Competencies:
DoDEA Algebra I Standards

Course Objectives:

As a result of successfully completing this course, you 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

Course Outline

The course will review many topics, including:

  • Variables and Expressions
  • Real Numbers
  • Equations
  • Functions and Linear Equations
  • Inequalities
  • Solving Systems
  • Polynomials
  • Rational Expressions
  • Exponentials

Essential Software:

Required Textbook/ Materials

The textbook we use throughout the course is a digital textbook located in the online classroom. Please note: this is our main text, however if you are provided with an additional textbook or workbook from your “home” school by all means use them to support your understanding of the concepts presented.

Course Notes: First semester of Algebra I-to be offered only during the Spring Semester