Learning Recommendations: CC Algebra 1 is the first of the series of high school Math courses, which some students begin in middle school. Students who have struggled in math previously are strongly encouraged to enroll concurrently in MT101A/B - CC Algebra 1 Lab.
General Description: This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout this course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
Content: Critical areas include, but are not limited to:
- Relationships between quantities and reasoning with equations
- Linear relationships
- Exponential relationships
- Descriptive statistics
- Expressions and equations
- Quadratic functions and modeling
Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of:
- Collaborative instructional approach
- Direct instruction
- Technology enhanced instruction
Equipment to be provided by Student: Scientific calculator. If you need to purchase one, the TI-30XIIS is recommended. For families considering investing in a graphing calculator, a TI-brand graphing calculator (not CAS) is recommended. A graphing calculator is NOT required until Common Core Algebra 2 and above.
The Washington State Technology Standards addressed in this course include: