Algebra 1 Accelerated

Course No: 2104
Subject: Mathematics
Grade Level: 9
Course Length: Year
Course Type: Core Lower-Division
UC/CSU Subject Approval: C
Prerequisite: Some experience with Algebra concepts in 8th grade
Criteria for Enrollment: Approval of Department Chair; entrance examination recommending performance on departmental placement exam in April, prior to enrollment
Fulfillments: Required for graduation

The course follows the general goals and objectives of the regular Algebra 1 course.  In addition, advanced topics of algebra are introduced: absolute value equations and inequalities, linear programming, polynomial functions and their graphs, analytic techniques to explore various curves, and an introduction to topics of geometry and trigonometry. Finally, students will be given challenging problems appropriate for an accelerated course.  A Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI-84 series graphing calculator is required.