In Algebra 1, the use of variables in developing techniques and strategies for solving problems is established. Solving equations with one variable and systems of equations with two or more variables is an important component. Solving inequalities in one or two variables is also featured. Emphasis is placed on operations with polynomials, factoring, and manipulation of algebraic fractions and fractional equations. The Cartesian coordinate system is revisited to graph linear equations and inequalities. Quadratic equations are solved by graphing, completing the square, and the quadratic formula. The course concludes learning statistics.