Algebra 1

Course No: 2100
Subject: Mathematics
Grade Level: 9
Course Length: Year
Course Type: Core Lower-Division
UC/CSU Subject Approval: C
Prerequisite: None
Criteria for Enrollment: Algebra Placement Examination, Entrance Examination
Fulfillments: Required for graduation

Algebra 1 is a traditional course in elementary algebra with an emphasis on solving problems.  The course falls into four basic parts: 1) the four operations on real numbers and their use in the solution of simple equations and related problems; 2) polynomials, factoring, and fractions, leading to the solution of more complicated problems; 3) inequalities, functions and relations, and systems of open sentences; and 4) irrational numbers and quadratic functions and equations.  A Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI-84 series graphing calculator is required.