Algebra I 
What is the role and meaning of the variable in mathematics? How do we use variables to generalize the arithmetic of real numbers? How do we represent mathematical relationships graphically, numerically, and analytically? 
*Linear relationships *Algebraic Fractions *Absolute Value *Quadratic Equations *Definition of Slope *x & y Intercepts *Graphical Interpretation of Systems of Equations *Algebraic Method of Solving Systems of Equations *Applications of Basic Algebra *Properties of Radicals *Operations Involving Polynomial Expressions *Rules of Exponents *Proportions and Percents *Basic Probability *Arithmetic of Positive and Negative Numbers

*Perform arithmetic on positive and negative numbers *Graph linear relationships *Solve linear equations *Determine slopes and x and y intercepts using graphs, equations, or data *Solve and graph the solution set of linear inequalities *Solve systems of linear equations using graphs, substitution, and linear combination *Solve proportions *Calculate percents *Simplify algebraic and exponential expressions *Simplify radical equations *Solve simple radical equations *Factoring: greatest common factor, difference of two squares, perfect square trinomial, general trinomials *Compute experimental probabilities *Basic operations using the graphing calculator *Simplify expressions and solving simple equations involving algebraic fractions

*Tests *Quizzes *Homework *Projects *Class participation 
Holt, Rinehart and Winston's Algebra 1 authored by Schultz, Kennedy, Ellis, Hollowell, Jovell. 
Mathematics is inherently crosscultural, because it is a universal language. 