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Algebra I

Subject: Mathematics

Course Description:

This course requires the student to take the Indiana End of Course (EOC) exam in May. The EOC replaces the Math portion of the ICAT. Local school districts will be administering the EOC for all students within their school zone. INVS does not offer the EOC.

Algebra I is the foundation! The skills you’ll acquire in this course contain the basic knowledge you’ll need for all your high school math courses. Relax! This stuff is important, but everyone can do it. Everyone can have a good time solving the hundreds of real-world problems that are answered with algebra.

Each module in this course is presented in a step-by-step way right on your computer screen. You won’t have to stare at the board from the back of a classroom. There are even hands-on labs to make the numbers, graphs and equations more real. It's all tied to real-world applications like sports, travel, business and health.

This course is designed to give you the skills and strategies for solving all kinds of mathematical problems. It will also give you the confidence that you can handle everything that high school math has in store for you.

Major Topics:

Segment 1

  • Operations with Integers
  • Order of Operations
  • Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
  • Verbal Translations
  • Algebraic Properties
  • One- and Two-Step Equations
  • Equations with variables on Both Sides
  • Algebraic Word Problems
  • Equations with Fractions
  • Absolute Value Equations
  • Literal Equations
  • Venn Diagram and Sets
  • Unions and Intersections
  • Complements and Cross Products of Sets
  • Relations and Functions
  • Composite Functions
  • Slope and Intercepts
  • Slope-Intercept Form
  • Point-Slope Form
  • Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
  • Scatter Plots and Lines of Best Fit
  • Solving Inequalities
  • Compound Inequalities
  • Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables

Segment 2

  • Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing, Substitution and Elimination
  • Applications of Systems of Equations
  • Graphing Systems of Inequalities
  • Operations with Polynomials
  • Factoring Polynomials
  • Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
  • More About Quadratic Equations
  • Quadratic Formula
  • Real-World Problems with Quadratics
  • Using Graphing Technology
  • Algebraic Ratios and Proportions
  • Simplifying Radical Expressions
  • Operations with Radical Expressions
  • Operations with Rational Expressions
  • Solving Rational Equations
  • Word Problems Involving Rational Equations

*Honors content in blue.

Participation Requirements:

Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, INVS guides students to reflect on their learning and to evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of self-checks, practice problems, multiple choice questions, essays, module activities, and discussion based assessments. At some point during the course, students will be required to complete one collaboration assignment per segment with another student. Multiple collaboration opportunities are offered throughout the course. Instructors evaluate progress and provide interventions through the variety of assessments built into the course, as well as through contact with the student in other venues.

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Course Details

  • Course Code: 1200310
  • Course Credits: 2.0

Successful completion of 7th grade mathematics.

Estimated Completion:
2 segments / 32-36 weeks