About This Course
This is a first year algebra course in which you will learn to reason symbolically. The key content involves writing, solving, and graphing linear and quadratic equations, including systems of two linear equations in two unknowns. Quadratic equations are solved by factoring, completing the square, graphically, or by application of the quadratic formula. The course also includes study of monomial and polynomial expressions, inequalities, exponents, functions, rational expressions, ratio, and proportion. Algebraic skills are applied in a wide variety of problem-solving situations.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Andrea Gagnon has been teaching mathematics at the Performing and Fine Arts academy at Lawrence High School for the past three years. She has taught Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 at both the college prep and honors levels. Beginning this upcoming school year, she will be teaching mathematics at North Reading High School.
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