This course provides a study of the basic principles of algebra, including using the rational number system; performing operations with polynomials; solving linear equations and inequalities; solving quadratic equations; organizing and manipulating data; and graphing linear and quadratic equations. The course requires students to use algebra as a tool for representing and solving a variety of practical problems. Students will use graphing calculators, computers and other appropriate technology.

Students taking this course will taken an end-of-course SOL test in Algebra I. Students must pass both the course and the SOL test to earn a verified credit.