Algebra I (Period 5)
The focus of Algebra I is to develop in the students the ability to work with linear functions and quadratic functions. The student will use these functions to develop relationships among the different types of functions and to understand the attributes of the function. The student will analyze functions graphically, verbally, numerically and symbolically. Included in the Algebra course is a study of the attributes and properties of polynomials, exponents, irrational numbers, inequalities and square roots and their connection to functions. The use of the graphing calculator is a major component in the teaching of this course and will be provided by the school.