Algebra I Lab (semester) supports and reinforces Algebra concepts taught in Algebra I. Students will have additional opportunities to learn how to write and translate expressions into mathematical forms, solve first and second degree equations, and use the concept of a function to model real-world phenomena. They will also expand their problem solving experiences to further develop their reasoning, representation, connections, and communication skills. Learning will be experienced through concrete and modeling activities, whenever possible, with less emphasis on computational or symbolic manipulation. Instructional activities will include the use of graphing calculators, computer software, and manipulatives.