Algebra I curriculum focuses on the mastery of critical skills and the recognition and understanding of key algebraic concepts. Through a "Discovery-Confirmation-Practice"-based exploration of these concepts, students are challenged to strengthen their computational skills, to deepen their understanding of key ideas and solution strategies, and to extend their knowledge through a variety of problem-solving applications.
Course topics include solving equations and inequalities; linear, exponential, and quadratic functions; transformations of functions; systems of linear equations; sequences, polynomials and factoring; bivariate data and regression.
This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply mathematical process standards. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely.
The content is specifically aligned with the 2012 TEKS Algebra I Standards.