The college-preparatory Algebra 1 course is the first mathematics course for the majority of high school students. The integrated algebra course set forth here is not the algebra of 30 years ago. The focal point of this course is the NYS algebra content strand.
Algebra provides tools and ways of thinking that are necessary for solving problems in a wide variety of disciplines, such as science, business, social sciences, fine arts, and technology.
This course will assist students in developing skills and processes to be applied using a variety of techniques to successfully solve problems in a variety of settings. Problem situations may result in all types of linear equations in one variable, quadratic functions with integral coefficients and roots as well as absolute value and exponential functions.
Coordinate ngeometry will be integrated into the investigation of these functions allowing students to make connections between their analytical and geometrical representations. Data analysis including measures of central tendency and visual representations of data will be studied. An understanding of correlation and causation will be developed and reasonable lines of best fit will be used to make predictions. Students will solve problem situations requiring right triangle trigonometry.