1 credit, 2 semesters

Required

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite:  Pre-Algebra or freshman placement by math department

Algebra is a branch of mathematics that is an important stepping stone to higher mathematics and very useful in today's technological workplace. This course develops basic algebraic concepts in a problem solving and systematic way; turning arithmetic into Algebra by using letters to represent unknown numbers, and continuing to find the unknown numbers through both algebraic and graphical means. Topics include: a review of algebraic concepts, solving one and two variable equations, functions, finding and using linear equations and inequalities to solve problems, finding and using quadratic equations to solve problems, absolute value functions, graphs of equations, solving systems of equations and inequalities, rules of exponents, matrices, one and two variable statistics and probability.

Algebra is intended for those students with average math skills. Algebra is a college-prep course.