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Course Overview and Goals
Algebra 1, Semester A, is a single-semester course designed to build, develop, and periodically
assess your subject-matter knowledge while strengthening your mathematical skills. Linear
relationships are a main focus of this course. You will graph, create, and solve linear equations
and apply function notation to describe linear relationships. You will also study linear
transformations and represent linear data using scatter plots and mathematical models. You
will write and solve systems of linear equations and inequalities. At the end of this course, you
will represent, compare, and analyze datasets in a variety of contexts.
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable.
Apply function notation to describe relationships between quantities and interpret
function notation to solve problems.
Interpret and create graphs of linear relationships.
Write one-variable and two-variable linear equations and use them to solve problems.
Describe transformations defined by changes in the slope or the y-intercept of linear functions.
Represent data with scatter plots and apply mathematical models to solve problems.
Write systems of equations and solve them using algebraic and graphical methods.
Represent data with dot plots, box plots, and histograms.
Analyze, interpret, and justify conclusions from a set of data.
Scope and Sequence
This document outlines the design of Algebra 1, Semester A, as well as the coverage of the
Common Core State Standards within the course.
UNIT 1: THE REAL NUMBER SYSTEM (DAYS 1 – 13)
In this unit, you will develop the skills to use linear expressions and equations to describe and
UNIT 2: LINEAR EQUATIONS (DAYS 14 – 24)
In this unit, you will develop the skills necessary to solve linear equations and inequalities in
real-world and mathematical contexts.
UNIT 3: FUNCTIONS (DAYS 25 – 37)
In this unit, you will become familiar with how functions can describe relationships between
quantities. You will learn to interpret function notation to solve real-world problems.
UNIT 4: LINEAR RELATIONSHIPS (DAYS 38 – 49)
In this unit, you will examine how linear functions, equations, and graphs describe the
characteristics of linear relationships.
UNIT 5: SPECIAL LINEAR RELATIONSHIPS (DAYS 50 – 63)
In this unit, you will extend your knowledge of linear relationships to special mathematical
cases, real-world situations, data analyses, and linear inequalities.
UNIT 6: SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES (DAYS 64 – 75)
In this unit, you will learn that many situations can be described through systems of linear
equations and inequalities. You will write systems of equations and inequalities and solve them
algebraically and graphically.
UNIT 7: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS (DAYS 76 – 90)
In this unit, you will be introduced to different ways of representing, analyzing, and comparing