Algebra 1 is an advanced math course that is offered to seventh and eighth grade students. The course is divided into units that allows for students to extend their understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other & applying linear models to a set of data that exhibits a linear trend. Students will engage in different methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. Algebra I students become fluent in solving characteristic problems involving the analytic geometry of lines, such as writing down the equation of a line, given a point and a slope. Students also develop fluency in writing, interpreting, and translating various forms of linear equations and inequalities, while also using them to solve problems. Students will learn function notation and develop the concepts of domain and range. They will also explore systems of equations and inequalities, and then find & interpret their solutions. The course requires students to interpret arithmetic sequences as linear functions and geometric sequences as exponential functions. Students use regression techniques to describe and approximate linear relationships between quantities, solve equations, inequalities, and systems of equations involving quadratic expressions.