Algebra 1A Course Description & Objectives

  • Course Description and Objectives

    Algebra IA is part one of the first course in a sequence of three required high school courses designed to ensure career and college readiness. The course represents a discrete study of algebra with correlated statistics applications. The standards in the three-course high school sequence specify the mathematics that all students should study in order to be college and career ready. Additional mathematics content is provided in fourth credit courses and advanced courses including pre-calculus, calculus, advanced statistics, discrete mathematics, and mathematics of finance courses. High school course content standards are listed by conceptual categories including Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Conceptual categories portray a coherent view of high school mathematics content; a student’s work with functions, for example, crosses a number of traditional course boundaries, potentially up through and including calculus. Standards for Mathematical Practice provide the foundation for instruction and assessment.


    HMH Algebra 1 workbook

    Go Math 8th Grade workbook


    Unit/Concept Names

    Unit 1 Reasoning with Linear Equations and Inequalities (8 weeks)

    Unit 2 Solving Systems of Equations and Inequalities (4 weeks)

    Unit 3 Describing Data (4 weeks)

    Unit 4 Geometric Applications of Exponents (7 weeks)

    Unit 5 Transformations, Congruence, and Similarity (4 weeks)

    Unit 6 Relationship between Quantities and Expressions (2 weeks)

    Unit 7 Algebra 1B Preview (4 weeks)


    Evaluation (Schoolwide Grading Policy)

    • Summative Assessments 40% (Unit & Chapter Test, Projects, Tasks)
    • Formative Assessments 50% (Quizzes, Class work, Graded Writing Assignments, Group Work, etc.)
    • Homework/Other 10% (students will recieve homework on a daliy basis, everyday)


    My contact information:


    Algebra 1a Remind messages: text @mrsmcarswe to 81010

    Schoolwide Remind messages: text @eged3f  to 81010