In algebra 1 we focus on extending our knowledge of arithmetic to variables; inventing techniques to solve equations; and creating links between functions and graphs.

Start the year off strong with positive momentum!

- Get class materials: folder and 1 inch binder
- Get syllabus signed and returned by Thursday August 18th

To be successful in my class you must understand what it means to be a student. You must take notes when we go over notes. You must share your ideas in a discussion even if you think that you are wrong. You must attempt all problems before asking questions. You should reference your notes before asking a peer. You should ask a peer before asking the teacher.

- What is the connection between patterns, expressions, equations, and functions?
- What representations do we have to help us make sense of functions and how do they help?

If you can answer these questions you are on the right path.

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Get Advanced Problems- How can we represent and categorize real numbers into sets?
- How does the set which a real number applies to affect how it can be simplified?

- What series of inverse operations could we use to solve a given linear equation?
- How do operations with real number and variables compare and contrast?

- What characteristics of a line make it unique?
- How can we create a graph of a linear function?
- What are all of the ways we can represent an equation of a line? Their particular advantages/disadvantages?

- How does the process for solving inequalities compare and contrast with equations?
- What does the solution to an inequality, or set of inequalities represent?
- In what ways do graphs help us understand inequalities?

- What is a system of equations/inequalities and what does its solution represent?
- What features of a system determine the best method to solve the system?

- How can we create equivalent exponential expressions.
- What are the defining features and implications of exponential functions?
- How can radicals be re-imagined as exponents?

- How can we tell when a polynomial expression is most simplified?
- How are operations with polynomials similar to operations with whole numbers?
- Describe the geometric and algebraic advantages of factoring polynomials?

- What are the defining characteristics of a quadratic equation?
- How do the equation and graph of a quadratic determine each other?
- How do the characteristics of a quadratic equation help us solve?