Algebra 1

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the first course in high school mathematics that focuses on algebraic concepts and techniques. It provides a foundation for more advanced math courses and helps develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. The main topics covered in Algebra 1 include:

Variables and expressions: Learn how to use variables (letters) to represent unknown values and create expressions to represent real-world situations.

Order of operations:

Understand the correct sequence of operations (PEMDAS/BODMAS) when simplifying expressions.

Equations and inequalities:

Solve linear equations and inequalities with one variable, and learn how to represent their solutions on a number line.


Understand the concept of a function and how to represent it using function notation, tables, and graphs.

Linear functions:

Analyze and interpret linear functions, find their slopes and learn how to write an equation in slope-intercept form (y = mx + b).

Systems of equations:

Solve systems of linear equations using different methods, such as substitution, elimination, and graphing.

Exponents and exponential functions:

Work with exponents, exponential expressions, and exponential growth and decay functions.


Add, subtract, multiply, and divide polynomials, and factor quadratic expressions.

Quadratic equations and functions:

Solve quadratic equations using various methods (factoring, quadratic formula, completing the square) and graph quadratic functions.

Radicals and rational expressions:

Simplify radical expressions, and perform operations with rational expressions.

Probability and statistics:

Calculate and interpret basic probability and statistics, including measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode) and dispersion (range, variance, standard deviation).

Word problems: Apply algebraic techniques to solve real-world problems.

These topics serve as a foundation for more advanced mathematics courses such as Algebra 2, Geometry, and Precalculus.

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After studying this Algebra 1 course, students will be able to:

  • Understand algebraic terminology
  • Write out expressions and use variables
  • Simplify expressions term by term
  • Solve One- and Multi-Step equations
  • Write and Graph Inequalities
  • Understand arithmetic sequences
  • Understand the laws of exponents
  • Solve equations systems using different methods: graphing, elimination, and substitution
  • Simplify polynomial expressions
  • Factor polynomials using various techniques (greatest common factor, grouping, and special factoring patterns)
  • Solve quadratic equations (graphing, factoring, completing the square, and the quadratic formula)

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