Algebra Overview

The algebra standards provide students with the foundation for higher-level mathematics courses. The standards establish the process skills and core content for all courses based on the algebra standards. They also provide students with the mathematics skills and conceptual understanding necessary for mathematics–related technical careers.

In courses based on the algebra standards, hand-held graphing calculators are required for instruction and assessment. Students should use a variety of representations, tools, and technologies to solve problems.

The standards in the algebra core area will be the basis for the development of the items on the state-required end-of-course examination for Algebra 1 and Mathematics for the Technologies 2.

Standards

The student will use the mathematical processes of representation, connection, communication, reasoning and proof, and problem solving.

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the real number system and operations involving exponents, matrices, and algebraic expressions.

The student will demonstrate an understanding of relations and functions.

The student will demonstrate an understanding of writing and solving linear equations.

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the graphs and characteristics of linear equations.

The student will demonstrate an understanding of quadratic relationships and functions.