
Algebra 1 Overview
Number and Quantity
The Real Number System

Extend the properties of exponents to rational exponents.

Use properties of rational and irrational numbers.
Quantities
Algebra
Expressions and Equations

Work with radicals and integer exponents.

Understand the connections between proportional relationships,lines and linear equations.
 Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.
Seeing Structure in Expressions Interpret the structure of expressions.
 Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems.

Arithmetic with Polynomials and Rational Expressions
Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials.
Creating Equations Create equations that describe numbers or relationships.
Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities

Solve equations and inequalities in one variable.
 Solve systems of equations.Represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically.FunctionsFunctions

Define, evaluate, and compare functions.
Use functions to model relationships between quantities.
Interpreting Functions
Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of the context.

Analyze functions using different representations.
Building functions

Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities.

Build new functions from existing functions.
Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models
 Interpret expressions for functions in terms of the situation they model.
Geometry

Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software.

Understand and apply the Pythagorean theorem.
Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations
 Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically.
Statistics and Probability
 Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.
Constructing Viable ArgumentsNumber and Quantity
The Real Number System
Extend the properties of exponents to rational exponents.

Explain how the definition of the meaning of rational exponents follows from extending the properties of integer exponents to those values, allowing for a notation for radicals in terms of rational exponents. For example, we define 51/3 to be the cube root of 5 because we want (51/3)3 =5(1/3)3 to hold, so (51/3)3 must equal 5. (Common Core Standard NRN1)

Rewrite expressions involving radicals and rational exponents using the properties of exponents.(Common Core Standard NRN2)
Use properties of rational and irrational numbers.
3. Understand informally that the sum or product of two rational numbers is rational; that the sum of a rational number and an irrational number is irrational; and that the product of a nonzero rational number and an irrational number is irrational. (Common Core Standard NRN3)
Quantities★
4. Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling. (Common Core Standard NQ2)
Algebra
Expressions and Equations
Work with radicals and integer exponents.

Know and apply the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent numerical
expressions. For example, 32 × 3–5 = 3–3 = 1/33 = 1/27. (Common Core Standard 8EE1)

Perform operations with numbers expressed in scientific notation, including problems where both decimal and scientific notation are used. Use scientific notation and choose units of appropriate size for measurements of very large or very small quantities (e.g., use millimeters per year for seafloor spreading). Interpret scientific notation that has been generated by technology. (Common Core Standard 8EE4)
Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.

Graph proportional relationships, interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the graph. Compare two different proportional relationships represented in different ways. For example, compare a distancetime graph to a distancetime equation to determine which of two moving objects has greater speed. (Common Core Standard 8EE5)

Use similar triangles to explain why the slope m is the same between any two distinct points on anonvertical line in the coordinate plane; derive the equation y = mx for a line through the origin and the equation y = mx + b for a line intercepting the vertical axis at b. (Common Core Standard8EE6)
Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.5. Solve linear equations in one variable. (Common Core Standard 8EE7)

Give examples of linear equations in one variable with one solution, infinitely many solutions, or no solutions. Show which of these possibilities is the case by successively transforming the given equation into simpler forms, until an equivalent equation of the form x = a, a = a, or a = b results (where a and b are different numbers).(Common Core Standard 8EE7a)

Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms. (Common Core Standard 8EE7b)
6. Analyze and solve pairs of simultaneous linear equations. (Common Core Standard 8EE8)
a. Understand that solutions to a system of two linear equations in two variables correspond to points of intersection of their graphs, because points of intersection satisfy both equations simultaneously. (Common Core Standard 8EE8a)

Solve systems of two linear equations in two variables algebraically, and estimate
solutions by graphing the equations. Solve simple cases by inspection. For example,3x + 2y = 5 and 3x + 2y = 6 have no solution because 3x + 2y cannot simultaneously be
5 and 6. (Common Core Standard 8EE8b)

Solve realworld and mathematical problems leading to two linear equations in two variables. For example, given coordinates for two pairs of points, determine whether the line through the first pair of points intersects the line through the second pair.(Common Core Standard 8EE8c)
Seeing Structure in Expressions
Interpret the structure of expressions

Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context.★ (Common Core StandardASSE1)

Interpret parts of an expression, such as terms, factors, and coefficients. (Common Core Standard ASSE1a)

Interpret complicated expressions by viewing one or more of their parts as a single entity.For example, interpret P(1+r)n as the product of P and a factor not depending on P.(Common Core Standard ASSE1b)


Use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it. For example, see x4 – y4 as
(x2)2 – (y2)2, thus recognizing it as a difference of squares that can be factored as (x2 – y2)(x2 + y2).(Common Core Standard ASSE2)

Use the distributive property to express a sum of terms with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of terms with no common factor. For example, express xy2 + x2y as xy (y + x).(Common Core Standard ASSE2a)

Use the properties of operations to express a product of a sum of terms as a sum of products. For example, use the properties of operations to express (x + 5)(3  x + c) as x2 + cx  2x + 5c + 15. (Common Core Standard ASSE2b)
Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems
9. Choose and produce an equivalent form of an expression to reveal and explain properties of the quantity represented by the expression. ★(Common Core Standard ASSE3)
Factor a quadratic expression to reveal the zeros of the function it defines. (Common Core
Standard ASSE3a)

Complete the square in a quadratic expression to reveal the maximum or minimum valueof the function it defines. (Common Core Standard ASSE3b)
Arithmetic with Polynomials and Rational Expressions
Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials
10. Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers, namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials, and divide polynomials by monomials. Solve problems in and out of context.(Common Core Standard AAPR1)
Creating Equations★
Create equations that describe numbers or relationships
Create equations and inequalities in one variable including ones with absolute value and use them to solve problems in and out of context, including equations arising from linear functions.

Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; graph equations on coordinate axes with labels and scales (limit to linear and quadratic). (Common Core Standard ACED2)

Represent constraints by equations or inequalities, and by systems of equations and/or inequalities, and interpret solutions as viable or nonviable options in a modeling context. For example, represent inequalities describing nutritional and cost constraints on combinations of different foods. (Common Core Standard ACED3)
14. Rearrange formulas to highlight a quantity of interest, using the same reasoning as in solving equations. For example, rearrange Ohm’s law V = IR to highlight resistance R. (Common Core Standard ACED4)
Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities
Solve equations and inequalities in one variable

Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable, including equations with coefficients represented by letters. (Common Core Standard AREI3)

Solve quadratic equations in one variable. (Common Core Standard AREI4)

Use the method of completing the square to transform any quadratic equation in x into an equation of the form (x – p)2 = q that has the same solutions. Derive the quadratic formula from this form. (Common Core Standard AREI4a)

Solve quadratic equations by inspection (e.g., for x2 = 49), taking square roots,completing the square, the quadratic formula and factoring, as appropriate to the initial form of the equation. Recognize when the quadratic formula gives complex solutions and write them as a ± bi for real numbers a and b. (Common Core Standard AREI4b)

Solve systems of equations
17. Solve systems of linear equations exactly and approximately (e.g., with graphs), focusing on pairs of linear equations in two variables. (Common Core Standard AREI6)
Represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically

Understand that the graph of an equation in two variables is the set of all its solutions plotted in the coordinate plane, often forming a curve (which could be a line). (Common Core Standard AREI10)

Graph the solutions to a linear inequality in two variables as a halfplane (excluding the boundary in the case of a strict inequality), and graph the solution set to a system of linear inequalities in two variables as the intersection of the corresponding halfplanes. (Common Core Standard AREI12)
Functions
Functions
Define, evaluate, and compare functions.

Understand that a function is a rule that assigns to each input exactly one output. The graph of a function is the set of ordered pairs consisting of an input and the corresponding output.1(Common Core Standard 8F1)

Compare properties of two functions each represented in a different way (algebraically,graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions). For example, given a linear function represented by a table of values and a linear function represented by an algebraic expression, determine which function has the greater rate of change. (Common Core Standard8F2)

Interpret the equation y = mx + b as defining a linear function, whose graph is a straight line;give examples of functions that are not linear. For example, the function A = s2 giving the area of a square as a function of its side length is not linear because its graph contains the points(1,1), (2,4) and (3,9), which are not on a straight line. (Common Core Standard 8F3)
Use functions to model relationships between quantities.

Construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities. Determine the rate of change and initial value of the function from a description of a relationship or from two (x, y)values, including reading these from a table or from a graph. Interpret the rate of change and initial value of a linear function in terms of the situation it models, and in terms of its graph or a table of values. (Common Core Standard 8F4)

Describe qualitatively the functional relationship between two quantities by analyzing a graph(e.g., where the function is increasing or decreasing, linear or nonlinear). Sketch a graph that exhibits the qualitative features of a function that has been described verbally. (Common Core Standard 8F5)
Interpreting Functions
Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of the context
6. For a function that models a relationship between two quantities, interpret key features of graphs and tables in terms of the quantities, and sketch graphs showing key features given a verbal description of the relationship. Key features include: intercepts; intervals where the function is increasing, decreasing, positive, or negative; relative maximums and minimums;symmetries; end behavior; and periodicity.★ (Common Core Standard FIF4)
7. Relate the domain of a function to its graph and, where applicable, to the quantitative relationship it describes. For example, if the function h(n) gives the number of personhours it takes to assemble n engines in a factory, then the positive integers would be an appropriate domain for the function.★ (Common Core Standard FIF5)
Analyze functions using different representations
8. Graph functions expressed symbolically and show key features of the graph, by hand in simple cases and using technology for more complicated cases.★ (Common Core Standard FIF7)a. Graph linear and quadratic functions and show intercepts, maxima, and minima.(Common Core Standard FIF7a)
9. Write a function defined by an expression in different but equivalent forms to reveal and explain different properties of the function. (Common Core Standard FIF8)
a. Use the process of factoring and completing the square in a quadratic function to show zeros, extreme values, and symmetry of the graph, and interpret these in terms of a context. (Common Core Standard FIF8a)
Building Functions
Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities
10. Write a function that describes a relationship between two quantities.★(Common Core Standard FBF1)
a. Determine an explicit expression, a recursive process, or steps for calculation from a context. (Common Core Standard FBF1a)
Build new functions from existing functions
11. Identify the effect on the graph of replacing f(x) by f(x) + k, k f(x), f(kx), and f(x + k) for specific values of k (both positive and negative); find the value of k given the graphs. Experiment with cases and illustrate an explanation of the effects on the graph using technology. Include recognizing even and odd functions from their graphs and algebraic expressions for them.(Common Core Standard FBF3)
Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models★
Interpret expressions for functions in terms of the situation they model
Interpret the parameters in a linear or exponential function in terms of a context. (Common Core Standard FLE5)

Apply quadratic equations to physical problems, such as the motion of an object under the force of gravity. (CA Standard A23)
Geometry
Geometry
Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software.

Verify experimentally the properties of rotations, reflections, and translations: (Common Core Standard 8G1)

Lines are taken to lines, and line segments to line segments of the same length.(Common Core Standard 8G1a)

Angles are taken to angles of the same measure. (Common Core Standard 8G1b)

Parallel lines are taken to parallel lines. (Common Core Standard 8G1c)


Understand that a twodimensional figure is congruent to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, and translations; given two congruent figures,describe a sequence that exhibits the congruence between them. (Common Core Standard 8G2)

Describe the effect of dilations, translations, rotations, and reflections on twodimensional figures using coordinates. (Common Core Standard 8G3)

Understand that a twodimensional figure is similar to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, translations, and dilations; given two similar two
dimensional figures, describe a sequence that exhibits the similarity between them. (Common Core Standard 8G4)
5. Use informal arguments to establish facts about the angle sum and exterior angle of triangles,about the angles created when parallel lines are cut by a transversal, and the angleangle criterion for similarity of triangles. For example, arrange three copies of the same triangle so that the sum ofthe three angles appears to form a line, and give an argument in terms of transversals why this is so. (Common Core Standard 8G5)
Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.

Explain a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse. (Common Core Standard 8G6)

Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in realworld and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions. (Common Core Standard 8G7)

Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points in a coordinate system.(Common Core Standard 8G8)
Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations
Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically
9. Prove the slope criteria for parallel and perpendicular lines and use them to solve geometric problems (e.g., find the equation of a line parallel or perpendicular to a given line that passes through a given point). (Common Core Standard GGPE5)
Statistics and Probability
Statistics and Probability
Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.

Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities. Describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative association, linear association, and nonlinear association. (Common Core Standard 8SP1)

Know that straight lines are widely used to model relationships between two quantitative variables. For scatter plots that suggest a linear association, informally fit a straight line, andinformally assess the model fit by judging the closeness of the data points to the line. (Common Core Standard 8SP2)

Use the equation of a linear model to solve problems in the context of bivariate measurement data, interpreting the slope and intercept. For example, in a linear model for a biology experiment,interpret a slope of 1.5 cm/hr as meaning that an additional hour of sunlight each day is associated with an additional 1.5 cm in mature plant height. (Common Core Standard 8SP3)

Understand that patterns of association can also be seen in bivariate categorical data by displaying frequencies and relative frequencies in a twoway table. Construct and interpret a twoway table summarizing data on two categorical variables collected from the same subjects. Use relative frequencies calculated for rows or columns to describe possible association between the two variables. For example, collect data from students in your class on whether or not they have a curfew on school nights and whether or not they have assigned chores at home. Is there evidence that those who have a curfew also tend to have chores? (Common Core Standard 8SP4)
Constructing Viable Arguments
Constructing Viable Arguments
1. Use and know simple aspects of a logical argument. (California Algebra I, Standard 24.0)
a. Use counterexamples to show that an assertion is false and recognize that a singlecounterexample is sufficient to refute an assertion. (California Algebra I, Standard 24.3)
2. Use properties of the number system to judge the validity of results, to justify each step of a procedure, and to prove or disprove statements: (California Algebra I, Standard 25.0)
Use properties of numbers to construct simple, valid arguments (direct and indirect) for,or formulate counterexamples to, claimed assertions. (California Algebra I, Standard25.1)
Judge the validity of an argument according to whether the properties of the real number system and the order of operations have been applied correctly at each step.(California Algebra I, Standard 25.2)
Given a specific algebraic statement involving linear, quadratic, or absolute value expressions or equations or inequalities, determine whether the statement is true sometimes, always, or never. (California Algebra I, Standard 25.3)
