Algebra I
Foundations uses an investigative approach in
learning algebra. Students will examine
interesting questions and hands-on
investigations that precede the introduction of
formulas and symbolic representations.
Students will also spend some time reinforcing
the basic skills required to learn Algebra. A
graphing calculator is also used to help
students learn and understand concepts.

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In the
first course students topics include: review of
basic arithmetic, using proportional reasoning,
solving linear equations and linear
inequalities.

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In the second course topics include: fitting a line to data, writing and
graphing equations of lines, and solving
systems of equations.

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In the third course
students explore data by creating and
interpreting measures of center, box and
whisker plots, scatter plots and two-variable
graphs, working with exponents and
exponential models, using function notation,
finding the domain and range of relations and
function, probability, and principles of
counting.