Algebra I (Semester I)

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to allow the student to gain mastery in working with and evaluating mathematical expressions, equations, graphs, and other topics, with an emphasis on real-world applications throughout this year-long algebra course. The first semester of the course includes an introduction to real numbers and variable expressions, methods for solving equations, understanding functions and relations, and an in-depth study of linear and quadratic functions. The second semester of the course provides students with extensive instruction in topics including systems of equations and inequalities, exponential and radical functions, rational expressions and equations, as well as probability and statistics. Throughout the course are self-check quizzes, audio tutorials, interactive manipulatives, practice games, and plenty of review activities.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Algebra I (Semester I)
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Algebra I
Course Provider : Genesee ISD
Content Provided By : Fuel Education LLC
Online Instructor Provided By : Fuel Education LLC
Standards Addressed : Common Core State Standards
Academic Terms : Open Entry / Open Exit
Subject Area : Mathematics
Course Identifier : Algebra I
Course Level : High School (Secondary)
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 2

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Phone : 810-591-4401

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Describe how mathematical properties are used to simplify numeric and variable expressions • Solve one- and multi-step equations • Solve equations involving absolute values • Analyze relations and functions represented in a variety of forms • Interpret functions based on real world situations • Write and solve linear equations • Graph lines written in different forms • Define properties of polynomials and quadratic functions • Demonstrate methods for factoring polynomials • Solve quadratic equations • Solve systems of linear equations by graphing and algebraically • Graph systems of linear inequalities and interpret the solution set • Simplify expressions with exponents, including scientific notation • Graph and analyze exponential and radical functions • Solve exponential and radical equations • Simplify rational expressions • Write and solve rational equations • Calculate theoretical probability • Use statistical methods for analyzing and organizing data • Solve problems involving ratios, rates, and unit conversion

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Review Conducted By:

Module I: Numbers and Expressions
• Lesson 1 – Real Numbers: Different Types of Numbers
• Lesson 2 – Real Numbers: Describing Sets
• Lesson 3 – Rational Numbers (Fractions): Simplest Form
• Lesson 4 – Rational Numbers (Fractions): Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers
• Lesson 5 – Fractions, Decimals, and Percents: Classify Decimals
• Lesson 6 – Fractions, Decimals, and Percents: Compare Decimal Values
• Lesson 7 – Fractions, Decimals, and Percents: Equivalent Forms of Numbers
• Lesson 8 – The Number Line
• Lesson 9 – Exponents: Exponential, Composite, and Prime Numbers
• Lesson 10 – Exponents: Prime Factorization
• Lesson 11 – Roots: Square Roots
• Lesson 12 – Roots: Cube Roots
• Lesson 13 – Order of Operations
• Lesson 14 – Number Properties: Inverses, Zero Property, and Closure
• Lesson 11 – Number Properties: Identities and Inverses
• Lesson 12 – Commutative and Associative Properties: Commutative
• Lesson 13 – Commutative and Associative Properties: Associative Properties
• Lesson 14 – Distributive Property
Module II: Solving Equations
• Lesson 1 – Algebraic Expressions: Identify Parts of Expressions
• Lesson 2 – Algebraic Expressions: Simplifying Expressions
• Lesson 3 – Verbal Statements: Translate Written Statements into Algebraic Expressions
• Lesson 4 – Verbal Statements: Represent Patterns Using Algebraic Expressions
• Lesson 5 – One-Step Equations: Use Addition and Subtraction to Solve
• Lesson 6 – One-Step Equations: Use Multiplication and Division to Solve
• Lesson 7 – Multi-Step Equations with Integers: Solving Equations with More than One Step
• Lesson 8 – Multi-Step Equations with Integers: Solving Equations by Combining Terms
• Lesson 9 – Multi-Step Equations with Integers: Solving Equations Using Distribution
• Lesson 10 – Absolute Value: Distance on a Number Line
• Lesson 11 – Absolute Value: Evaluate Absolute Value Expressions
• Lesson 12 – Absolute Value Equations: One-Step Equations
• Lesson 13 – Absolute Value Equations: Multi-Step Equations and Extraneous Solutions
• Lesson 14 – Complex Multi-Step Equations: Combine Like Terms
• Lesson 15 – Complex Multi-Step Equations: Equations with Variables on Both Sides of the Equals Sign
• Lesson 16 – Complex Multi-Step Equations: Decimals and Fractions
• Lesson 17 – Complex Multi-Step Equations: Equations with Grouping Symbols
Module III: Functions and Relations
• Lesson 1 – Coordinate Plane: Parts of the Coordinate Plane
• Lesson 2 – Coordinate Plane: Coordinates and Points
• Lesson 3 – Relations and Functions: Relations
• Lesson 4 – Relations and Functions: Identify Relations that Are Functions
• Lesson 5 – Function Notation and Rules: Function Rules
• Lesson 6 – Function Notation and Rules: Independent and Dependent Variables
• Lesson 7 – Evaluating Functions: Use a Table
• Lesson 8 – Evaluating Functions: Use a Graph or a Rule
• Lesson 9 – Domain and Range: The Domain of a Function
• Lesson 10 – Domain and Range: The Range of a Function
• Lesson 11 – Graph of a Function: Make a Table to Represent a Function
• Lesson 12 – Graph of a Function: Make and Use a Graph
• Lesson 13 – Function Operations: Add and Subtract Functions
• Lesson 14 – Function Operations: Multiply and Divide Functions
• Lesson 15 – Inverse of a Function: Inverse Functions
• Lesson 16 – Inverse of a Function: Graph the Inverse of a Function
Module IV: Linear Equations
• Lesson 1 – Slope: Relate to the Slope of a Hill
• Lesson 2 – Slope: Find the Slope of a Line
• Lesson 3 – Rate of Change
• Lesson 4 – Direct Variation: Equations, Tables, and Graphs
• Lesson 5 – Direct Variation: Using Variation to Solve Problems
• Lesson 6 – Linear Functions: Three Forms of Linear Equations
• Lesson 7 – Linear Functions: Use Different Forms of Equations
• Lesson 8 – Converting Between Forms: Different Forms of Lines
• Lesson 9 – Converting Between Forms: Changing Between Forms of Lines
• Lesson 10 – Writing the Equation of a Line: Point-slope and Slope-intercept Forms
• Lesson 11 – Writing the Equation of a Line: Writing Equations When Given Two Points
• Lesson 12 – Writing the Equation of a Line: Writing Equations Based on Graphs
• Lesson 13 – Graphing Linear Functions: Point-slope forms of Lines
• Lesson 14 – Graphing Linear Functions: Slope-intercept and Standard Forms of Lines
• Lesson 15 – Line of Best Fit: Scatter Plots
• Lesson 16 – Line of Best Fit: Trend Lines
• Lesson 17 – Vertical and Horizontal Lines: Slope of Vertical and Horizontal Lines
• Lesson 18 – Vertical and Horizontal Lines: Equations of Vertical and Horizontal Lines
• Lesson 19 – Parallel and Perpendicular Lines: Slopes of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
• Lesson 20 – Parallel and Perpendicular Lines: Equations of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Module V: Polynomials and Quadratics
• Lesson 1 – Adding and Subtracting Polynomials: Names and Degrees of Polynomials
• Lesson 2 – Adding and Subtracting Polynomials: Add Polynomials
• Lesson 3 – Adding and Subtracting Polynomials: Subtract Polynomials
• Lesson 4 – Multiplying Polynomials: Multiply Polynomials
• Lesson 5 – Multiplying Polynomials: Use FOIL to Multiply Polynomials
• Lesson 6 – GCF of Polynomials: Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
• Lesson 7 – GCF of Polynomials: Use GCF to Factor Polynomials
• Lesson 8 – Guess and Check Factoring: Factor Trinomials Using Guess and Check
• Lesson 9 – Guess and Check Factoring: Factor Trinomials With a Number in Front
• Lesson 10 – Factoring Special Cases: Factor Perfect Square Trinomials
• Lesson 11 – Factoring Special Cases: Factor a Difference of Two Squares
• Lesson 12 – Factoring Special Cases: Factor a Sum of Cubes
• Lesson 13 – Factoring Special Cases: Factor a Difference of Cubes
• Lesson 14 – Solving Quadratic Equations: Quadratic Equations with Square Roots
• Lesson 15 – Solving Quadratic Equations: Use the Zero Product Property
• Lesson 16 – Solving Quadratic Equations: The Difference of Two Squares
• Lesson 17 – Solving Quadratic Equations: Trinomials
• Lesson 18 – Completing the Square: Create Perfect Square Trinomials
• Lesson 19 – Completing the Square: Solve Quadratic Equations
• Lesson 20 – Quadratic Formula: The Discriminant
• Lesson 21 – Quadratic Formula: Use the Quadratic Formula
• Lesson 22 – Quadratic Graphs: Graph Quadratics
• Lesson 23 – Quadratic Graphs: Parts of Parabolas
• Lesson 24 – Maximum and Minimum: Find Maximum and Minimum
• Lesson 25 – Maximum and Minimum: Write Quadratic Functions
Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2023 06/30/2024 100 $270 $0
Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2023 06/30/2024 100 $275 $0
Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2023 06/30/2024 100 $300 $0
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Enrollments earning 60% or more of the total course points are considered course completions and will be charged the final 20% payment. Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2023 06/30/2024
Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2023 06/30/2024
K-5: Extensions are not available. 6-12: 4-week extensions are available for $50 per enrollment (maximum 2 extensions per 18-week enrollment). 6-12: 2-week extensions are available for $25 per enrollment (maximum 2 extensions per 9-week enrollment). Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2023 06/30/2024
Students can contact their online instructor as needed. Online instructors have posted office hours, and provide contact information.
School Year Enrollment Count Pass Count Completion Rate Notes
19-20 25 12 48.0%
14-15 40 21 52.5%
13-14 51 28 54.9% Enrollment data include all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the Spring and Summer 2013-14 school year.