 Hamburg Area High School
 Course Syllabus
Course Syllabi

Algebra 1/Algebra 1A/Algebra 1B
Students entering ninth grade who have not taken an Algebra I course previously should start their high school sequence with this mathematics course. Students who took Algebra I in middle school and earned below a C should also start high school with this course. Students taking Algebra 1 may still qualify for future PostSecondary courses. In Algebra 1, students learn the basic definitions, terminology and rules necessary for the complete algebra sequence. An emphasis on reasoning and justification of algebraic processes is introduced. The four basic operations involving real numbers and variables are stressed along with solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities through a variety of problem solving techniques.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who are enrolled in Algebra 1A and Algebra 1B will cover the topics listed below over the span of two years. Students who are enrolled in Algebra 1 will cover the topics in one year. Algebra 1A and Algebra 1B units are not necessarily numbered in the same way as listed below.
Unit 1: Comparing and ordering numbers
Unit 2: Simplifying square roots
Unit 3: LCM & GCF
Unit 4: Polynomial operations; laws of exponents
Unit 5: Multiplying and factoring polynomials
Unit 6: Solving 1variable equations
Unit 7: Inequalities
Unit 8: Graphing lines
Unit 9: Linear inequalities
Unit 10: Writing equations of lines
Unit 11: Systems of equations
Unit 12: Functions and relations
Unit 13: Data Organization and Data Analysis
The curriculum for this course can be found on the HASD website at http://www.hasdhawks.org/files/756999/Algebra%201%20Curriculum.pdf