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


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


Successful completion of 8th grade mathematics