# Algebra I

Algebra is everywhere. It’s used for everything from calculating a college’s rank to determining a car loan’s monthly payment. Through this course, you’ll learn how to use algebra to solve everyday life problems, from calculating how much gasoline you’ll need for your summer road trip to graphing college tuition costs. With an in-depth understanding of algebraic principles, including variables, equations, graphing, number properties, polynomials, and more, you’ll gain the necessary problem-solving skills to practically apply algebra to real life.

RECOMMENDED PRE-REQUISITE: Mathematics competency through 7th grade

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## SEMESTER 1

Unit 1: Solving Equations and Inequalities

• Properties of Real Numbers
• The Distributive Property
• Solving Multi-Step Equations Part 1
• Solving Multi-Step Equations Part 2
• Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides
• Literal Equations and Formulas
• Ratios, Rates, and Conversions
• Solving Proportions
• Solving Multi-Step Inequalities
• Compound Inequalities
• Absolute Value Equations
• Absolute Value Inequalities

Unit 2: An Introduction to Functions

• Using Graphs to Relate Two Quantities
• Patterns and Linear Functions
• Patterns and Nonlinear Functions
• Graphing a Function Rule
• Writing a Function Rule
• Formalizing Relations and Functions
• Arithmetic Sequences

Unit 3: Linear Functions

• Rate of Change and Slope
• Slope-Intercept Form
• Point-Slope Form
• Standard Form
• Slopes of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
• Graphing Absolute Value Functions

Unit 4: Systems of Equations and Inequalities

• Solving Systems by Graphing
• Solving Systems Using Substitution
• Solving Systems Using Elimination
• Applications of Linear Systems
• Linear Inequalities
• Systems of Linear Inequalities

Unit 5: Exponential Functions

• Zero and Negative Exponents
• Exponential Functions
• Comparing Linear and Exponential Functions
• Exponential Growth and Decay
• Solving Exponential Equations
• Geometric Sequences

## SEMESTER 2

Unit 6: Properties of Exponents

• Multiplying Powers with the Same Base
• More Multiplication Properties of Exponents
• Division Properties of Exponents

Unit 7: Polynomials and Factoring

• Multiplying and Factoring
• Multiplying Binomials
• Multiplying Special Cases
• Factoring x^2+bx+c
• Factoring ax^2+bx+c
• Factoring Special Cases

Unit 8: Quadratic Functions and Equations

• Quadratic Graphs and their Properties
• Factoring to Solve Quadratic Equations
• Completing the Square
• The Quadratic Formula and the Discriminant
• Complex Numbers
• Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models
• Systems of Linear and Quadratic Equations

Unit 9: Other Types of Functions

• Properties of Exponential Functions