# MA110 ALGEBRA

**Course**: MA110 Algebra

**Grade:** 9

**Subject Area:** Mathematics

**Type:** Standard

**Credits:** 1

**Course Information:**

Provide students with a basis for advanced mathematics and aid them in solving mathematical problems. The course uses modern terminology as it applies to Algebra. Topics covered include: proportions, percent word problems, percent change, unit conversion, average, representation of data, simple probability, counting techniques in probability, place value, pattern identification, function notation, factors, fractions, absolute value, and order of operations, manipulation of algebraic expressions, number lines and the coordinate plane, multi-step equations, parallel lines, area and perimeter, slope and linear graphing, angle properties, area of geometric figures. The course focuses on the 400 level problems and extends into the 500 level problems from the ACT College Readiness Standards. A scientific calculator is required for this course (we recommend the TI30XIIS or graphing calculator TI84).

Evaluate expressions using properties and the order of operations

Solve complex linear equations

Write and graph linear equations in different forms including standard form and slope intercept form

Simplify polynomial expressions by using properties of exponents

Solve systems of equations by using graphing, substitution, and elimination methods

Solve and graph one-step inequalities

Factor polynomial expressions

Solve quadratic equations by factoring or using the quadratic formula

**Corequisites:**

If you take this course, you must also take MA110-S2 – Algebra S2

**Notes:**

Successful completion of 8th grade mathematics