### Foundations in Algebra

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

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