High Algebra 1A

Number of Credits
1

Estimated Completion Time
2 segments / 3236 weeks

Earliest Start Date
August 2024
Pre Requisites
M/J Grade 7 Mathematics  Accelerated or M/J Grade 8 PreAlgebra
Description
The NCAA, Bright Futures Scholarships, and the State University System of Florida (fouryear universities) award 0.5 credit for successfully completing Algebra 1A. The course counts as a full credit toward Florida high school graduation requirements.
Algebra 1A is the first course in a twocourse sequence. In Algebra 1A, you will focus on the Algebra 1 benchmarks related to linear functions. The lessons are designed to help you develop fundamental algebraic skills for problemsolving in the real world. To fulfill the Algebra 1 requirement for high school graduation, you must finish this sequence by completing Algebra 1B or Algebra 1.
Instruction will be focused to ensure mastery in these four areas:
 extending understanding of functions to linear functions and using them to model and analyze realworld relationships
 solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable and systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables
 building linear functions, identifying their key features, and representing them in various ways
 representing and interpreting categorical and numerical data with one and two variables
Access the site links below to view the standards from the Florida Department of Education:
Segment 1
 Identify parts of an expression and equation.
 Rearrange equations or formulas to isolate a quantity of interest.
 Explain if a solution to a onevariable equation is viable or nonviable based on context.
 Write and solve onevariable multistep equations from a realworld context.
 Write and solve onevariable absolute value equations from a mathematical and a realworld context.
 Write, solve, and graph a onevariable linear inequality.
 Write, solve, and graph a onevariable compound inequality.
 Graph a twovariable linear equation from slopeintercept, pointslope, or standard form.
 Write a twovariable linear equation from a graph, table, or written context.
 Solve problems involving simple interest.
 Find the slope of a parallel or perpendicular line to a given line.
 Write a twovariable linear equation for a line that is parallel or perpendicular to a given line.
 Write, solve, and graph a twovariable linear inequality from slopeintercept, pointslope, or standard form.
Segment 2
 Solve a system of linear equations by graphing.
 Solve a system of linear equations by substitution.
 Solve a system of linear equations by elimination.
 Write a system of linear equations from a realworld context.
 Determine the solution set to a system of linear inequalities by graphing.
 Determine if a system of equations or a system of inequalities best models a realworld context.
 Write a system of linear inequalities.
 Determine if the solution set of a system of inequalities is viable or nonviable based on context.
 Evaluate a function.
 Interpret the output of a function.
 Determine if a function is linear from a graph, a table, or a realworld context.
 Determine and interpret the intercepts of a linear function from a written description, a table, or an equation.
 Determine and interpret the rate of change of a linear function from a written description, a table, or an equation.
 Calculate and interpret the average rate of change.
 Determine and interpret the domain of a linear function from a written description, a table, or an equation.
 Determine and interpret the range of a linear function from a written description, a table, or an equation.
 Determine and interpret the end behavior of a linear function from a written description, a table, or an equation.
 Identify the effect of a transformation on a linear function.
 Graph an absolute value function.
 Determine the key features of an absolute value function.
 Determine the type of function, given an equation or a graph.
 Identify the effect of a transformation on an absolute value function.
Besides engaging students in a challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiplechoice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the stateapproved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
Courses subject to availability.
Pursuant to s. 1002.20, F.S.; A public school student whose parent makes written request to the school principal shall be exempted from the teaching of reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, in accordance with the provisions of s. 1003.42(3). Learn more about the process and which courses contain subject matter where an exemption request can be made.