### FOUNDATIONS OF ALGEBRA A

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: None

Foundations in Algebra is the first course in a two-course sequence designed to prepare students for success in mathematics courses by providing a strong Foundation in Algebra, Probability, and Statistics. Foundations of Algebra A includes the study of algebraic concepts including operations with real numbers and polynomials, relations and functions, creation, graphing and application of linear functions and relations, and an introduction to nonlinear functions. Instruction will focus on a balance between procedural and conceptual understanding to prepare students for Intermediate Algebra, the next course in sequence. Appropriate technology, calculators and application software, will be used regularly for instruction and assessment.