**Learning Recommendations: ** Applied Algebra 1 is equivalent to **MT100A/B - Common Core Algebra 1**. This is the first of the series of high school Math courses, which some students begin in middle school.

**General Description: **Applied Algebra 1 focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the solution of functional problems in fields such as engineering and the applied sciences. The course includes practical application of mathematical concepts such as solving simple equations and inequalities, linear equations, systems of equations, functions, exponents, probability, quadratics, and factoring.

**Content**:

Critical areas include, but are not limited to:

- Math Processes
- Mathematical Expressions
- Solving Equations
- Solving Inequalities
- Linear Equations
- Functions
- Systems of Equations
- Attributes of Exponents
- Probability
- Quadratics and Factoring

**Strategies**:

Students will learn through a combination of:

- Collaborative instructional approach
- Direct Instruction
- Technology enhanced instruction
- STEM based projects based on course content

**Homework: **Homework for this class is almost every night. The homework can vary between 10 minutes-35 minutes depending on the student (math knowledge, if they use their time wisely in class, etc.). Studies suggest that daily small doses of practice is better for learning math. Practice problems revisit concepts learned in math class in order to solidify the learning. The intent of homework is for practice and feedback, not necessarily for assessing skill. Students typically go over the homework in class the next day. Completing and correcting homework is a portion of a student’s grade.

**Equipment to be provided by Student: **Scientific calculator. If you need to purchase one, the TI-30XIIS is recommended. If there is a concern about the cost, please see the ASB bookkeeper or your counselor. A graphing calculator is NOT required until Common Core Algebra 2 and above.

**The Washington State Technology Standards addressed in this course include:**