Pre-Algebra is Year 1 of a 2 year program leading to completing the Common Core Algebra 1 Regents Course.
We introduce the foundation to all topics of Common Core Algebra 1, and work to fill in any gaps students may need scaffolding with to be successful in Common Core Algebra 1 Regents.
Sequence of Algebra I Modules Aligned with the Standards
Module 1: Relationships Between Quantities and Reasoning with Equations and Their Graphs
Module 2: Descriptive Statistics
Module 3: Linear and Exponential Functions
Module 4: Polynomial and Quadratic Expressions, Equations and Functions
Module 5: A Synthesis of Modeling with Equations and Functions
Summary of Year
The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. Because it is built on the middle grades standards, this is a more ambitious version of Algebra I than has generally been offered. The modules deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend, and students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.