California's Algebra I-A and I-B courses address the need for an expanded, two-year treatment of traditional high school Algebra I curriculum. Focusing on review of pre-algebra skills and introductory algebra content, Algebra I-A allows students to deepen their understanding of real numbers in their various forms and then extend their knowledge to linear equations in one and two variables. Course topics include integers; the language of algebra; fractions and decimals; exponents; solving equations with four basic operations; solving equations with roots, powers, or multiple steps; functions; and linear equations.
Algebra I-A features ample opportunity for students to hone their computational skills by working through practice problem sets before moving on to formal assessment.
To assist students for whom language presents a barrier to learning or who are not reading at grade level, Algebra I-A includes audio resources in both Spanish and English.
When used together, Algebra I-A and Algebra I-B meet California's Algebra I Mathematics Content Standards.