High Algebra 1-A
Number of Credits
Estimated Completion Time
2 segments / 32-36 weeks
Earliest Start Date
M/J Grade 7 Mathematics - Accelerated or M/J Grade 8 Pre-Algebra
Algebra 1-A is the first course in a two-course sequence. In Algebra 1-A, you will focus on the Algebra 1 benchmarks related to linear functions. The lessons are designed to help you develop fundamental algebraic skills for problem-solving in the real world. To fulfill the Algebra 1 requirement for high school graduation, you must finish this sequence by completing Algebra 1-B or Algebra 1.
Instruction will be focused to ensure mastery in these four areas:
- extending understanding of functions to linear functions and using them to model and analyze real-world relationships
- solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable and systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables
- building linear functions, identifying their key features, and representing them in various ways
- representing and interpreting categorical and numerical data with one and two variables
Access the site links below to view the standards from the Florida Department of Education:
- Identify parts of an expression and equation.
- Rearrange equations or formulas to isolate a quantity of interest.
- Explain if a solution to a one-variable equation is viable or non-viable based on context.
- Write and solve one-variable multi-step equations from a real-world context.
- Write and solve one-variable absolute value equations from a mathematical and a real-world context.
- Write, solve, and graph a one-variable linear inequality.
- Write, solve, and graph a one-variable compound inequality.
- Graph a two-variable linear equation from slope-intercept, point-slope, or standard form.
- Write a two-variable linear equation from a graph, table, or written context.
- Solve problems involving simple interest.
- Find the slope of a parallel or perpendicular line to a given line.
- Write a two-variable linear equation for a line that is parallel or perpendicular to a given line.
- Write, solve, and graph a two-variable linear inequality from slope-intercept, point-slope, or standard form.
- Solve a system of linear equations by graphing.
- Solve a system of linear equations by substitution.
- Solve a system of linear equations by elimination.
- Write a system of linear equations from a real-world context.
- Determine the solution set to a system of linear inequalities by graphing.
- Determine if a system of equations or a system of inequalities best models a real-world context.
- Write a system of linear inequalities.
- Determine if the solution set of a system of inequalities is viable or non-viable based on context.
- Evaluate a function.
- Interpret the output of a function.
- Determine if a function is linear from a graph, a table, or a real-world context.
- Determine and interpret the intercepts of a linear function from a written description, a table, or an equation.
- Determine and interpret the rate of change of a linear function from a written description, a table, or an equation.
- Calculate and interpret the average rate of change.
- Determine and interpret the domain of a linear function from a written description, a table, or an equation.
- Determine and interpret the range of a linear function from a written description, a table, or an equation.
- Determine and interpret the end behavior of a linear function from a written description, a table, or an equation.
- Identify the effect of a transformation on a linear function.
- Graph an absolute value function.
- Determine the key features of an absolute value function.
- Determine the type of function, given an equation or a graph.
- Identify the effect of a transformation on an absolute value function.
Besides engaging students in a challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple-choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
Courses subject to availability.
Pursuant to s. 1002.20, F.S.; A public school student whose parent makes written request to the school principal shall be exempted from the teaching of reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, in accordance with the provisions of s. 1003.42(3). Learn more about the process and which courses contain subject matter where an exemption request can be made.