#### Introduction to Algebra I

Unit 01 week#### Modeling with Functions

Unit 15 weeks#### Linear and Exponential Functions

Unit 24 weeks#### Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable

Unit 34 weeks#### Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables

Unit 44 weeks#### Quadratic Functions

Unit 54 weeks#### Quadratic Equations

Unit 65 weeks#### Statistics

Unit 73 weeks

Algebra I has two key ideas that are threads throughout the course. The first idea is that we can construct representations of relationships between two sets of quantities and that these representations, which we call functions, have common traits. The second idea is that we can use these relationships between the quantities, which we call variables, to use our knowledge of the value of one variable to predict or determine explicitly the value of the other variable. In our formulation of the course, the first Big Idea is intended to inform students’ ability to use the second Big Idea.

It should be noted that there is a critical important prerequisite idea, which is our abstraction from the idea of a specific set of quantities into a variable reference to these quantities. While this is an expected outcome of the middle school Common Core standards, this key idea is one that many high school students still do not completely understand.