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2013-2014 marked the start of the new Algebra curriculum as outlined by the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS).

Major Content (70%) of the course will be:
*Interpreting the structure of an expression
*Performing arithmetic operations on polynomials
*Creating equations that describe numbers or relationships
*Understanding and solving equations as a process of reasoning and explain that reasoning
*Solving equations and inequalities in one variable
*Representing and solving equations and inequalities graphically
*Understanding the concept of a function and use function notation
*Interpreting functions that arise in applications in terms of context
*Interpreting linear models

Supporting Content (20%) of the course will be:
*Reasoning quantitatively and using units to solve problems
*Writing expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems
*Understanding the relationship between zeroes and factors of polynomials
*Analyzing functions using different representations
*Building a function that models a relationship between two quantities
*Constructing and comparing linear, quadratic, and exponential models and solving problems
*Summarizing, representing, and interpreting data on two categorical quantitative variables

Additional  Content (10%) of the course will be:
*Using properties of rational and irrational numbers
*Solving systems of equations
*Building new functions from existing functions
*Summarizing, representing, and interpreting data on a single count or measurement variable