**Fall Semester Topics**

Solving Linear Equations

Solving Linear Inequalities

Graphing Linear Functions

Writing Linear Functions

Solving Systems of Linear Equations

Exponential Functions and Sequences

Welcome to our Algebra 1 course, designed to provide a solid foundation for your mathematical journey. Whether you're aiming for A-G high school credits or prefer a non-A-G path, we've got you covered! Grant us the privilege of being your guides this year as we lay the groundwork for your math journey! Join us in this engaging course to build a strong foundation in Algebra 1 and prepare for future academic success.**Course Options:****A-G Approved: **Meets high school Algebra 1 requirements for college admissions.**Non-A-G Option: **Choose this option upon registration for a customized learning path.**Class Structure:**

In-Person or Zoom: Attend classes either in person or live via Zoom, ensuring flexibility and inclusivity.

Safe Learning Space: We focus on creating a supportive environment where making mistakes is part of the learning process, and collaboration is encouraged.**Syllabus and Enrollment:****Approved Syllabus: **Follow an approved syllabus through Ocean Grove Charter School, with enrollment open to students from any school or homeschool.**Middle School Inclusion: **Middle school students who have completed pre-algebra, Math Course 3, or equivalent levels are welcome.**Course Focus:**

Algebraic Concepts: Explore algebraic principles, equations, functions, inequalities, and statistical analysis.

Critical Skills: Develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills aligned with Algebra 1 standards.

Class Requirements:**Homework:** Assigned at each class meeting, ranging from 30 to 60 minutes, with submissions due at the next class unless specified otherwise.**Exams and Quizzes: **Chapter exams and quizzes to be completed at home; A-G students will have a proctored final exam at the end of the spring semester.**Class Structure:** The first third of each session is dedicated to reviewing previous material and addressing questions; the remaining time focuses on new information and note-taking skills.**Textbook:**

Online Access: Free online textbook available

(go to "Common Core for High School" then choose Algebra 1).

Optional Hard Copy:**Title:** Big Ideas Math: A Common Core Curriculum**Author: **Ron Larson**Year: **2018**ISBN-10:** 1642087173**ISBN-13:** 978-1642087178**Materials Needed:**

Completed homework from the previous class

Two graph paper notebooks (one for homework, one for notes)

Pencil with plenty of eraser

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**Spring Semester Topics**

Polynomial Equations and Factoring

Graphing Quadratic Functions

Solving Quadratic Equations

Radical Functions and Equations

Data Analysis and Displays