This year long algebra 1 course will give the students a comprehensive and fundamental understanding of the basic algebraic concepts. Sample problems solved in class will help the students develop and acquire problem-solving skills and critically thinking skills, which are extremely valuable and beneficial for further studies in math and science. This course primarily focuses on exponents, radicals, linear and quadratic functions, inequalities and graphing in two-dimensional coordinate systems. Topics in this course will include: evaluating expressions, polynomials, negative numbers, factoring, graphing lines, solving linear equations, solving quadratic equations, linear functions, exponents, radicals, rational algebraic expressions, and functional notation. Successful completion of this algebra 1 course will result in an excellent preparation and foundation for the succeeding math classes such as geometry, algebra 2, pre-calculus and calculus.