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Algebra I Part 2
LI.MAT.302811.2.PE
Course Length: 1 Semester
Has Textbook: Yes
Algebra I Part 2 introduces students to rational numbers, systems of equations and inequalities, exponential functions, factoring, and quadratic equations and functions. This course provides a solid foundation for further study in mathematics by helping students develop computational, procedural, and problem solving skills. Algebra I Part 2 emphasizes the use of technology, problem solving, critical thinking, and reasoning.
It is recommended that students successfully complete Algebra I Part 1 or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course.


Course Objectives

Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills

  • Find slopes from tables, graphs, and when given two points.
  • Write linear equations in slope-intercept form, standard form, and point-slope form.
  • Chart linear equations using slope-intercept form, intercepts, and point-slope form.
  • Determine whether lines are parallel, perpendicular, or neither.
  • Translate the graph of an absolute value equation.
  • Solve systems of equations by graphing and using substitution.

Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

  • Solve systems of equations using elimination.
  • Chart linear inequalities.
  • Calculate systems of linear inequalities.
  • Evaluate and simplify exponential expressions including zero and negative exponents.
  • Write numbers in scientific notation and standard notation.
  • Solve powers.
  • Chart and model exponential functions including exponential growth and decay.

Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills

  • Solve polynomials.
  • Calculate monomials and polynomials.
  • Determine binomials using the FOIL method.
  • Calculate trinomials and binomials.
  • Find the square of a binomial and the difference of squares.
  • Solve trinomials, including ones in the form of ax2 + bx + c and perfect square trinomials.
  • Determine the difference of squares, factor polynomials with four terms, and factor by grouping.
  • Examine and use the quadratic formula when solving quadratic equations. 

Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills

  • Break down radicals and solve radical equations.
  • Solve trigonometric ratios including finding angles of elevation and angles of depression. 
  • Analyze rational expressions.
  • Interpret rational expressions with like and unlike denominators.
  • Solve rational equations.
  • Find permutations and combinations.

Course Materials

  • Prentice Hall Algebra 1 (textbook)

*Available as an iText course

**NCAA approved