Algebraic Essentials A
New Hope High School: Coach Childers
Overview of Algebraic Essentials A
The Algebra I course builds on foundational mathematics content learned by students in Grades K-8 by expanding mathematics understanding to provide students with a strong mathematics education. Content is designed to engage students in a variety of mathematical experiences that include the use of reasoning and problem-solving skills, which may be applied to life situations beyond the classroom setting. This course serves as the cornerstone for all high school mathematics courses; therefore, all subsequent mathematics courses require student mastery of the Algebra I content standards. Algebra I is one of the courses required for all students. School systems may offer Algebra I and Algebra IA and Algebra IB. Content standards in Algebra IA should focus on rational numbers, arithmetic sequences, and linear functions.