Algebra 1 – 9th grade is offered for those who took linear algebra as an 8th grader. Topics continuing from linear algebra will be covered including: Systems of equations, factoring, graphing and solving quadratic equations, and factoring and solving absolute value equations. Using algebra to solve geometric problems in the coordinate system such as: determining if lines are parallel or perpendicular, distance between coordinates, transformations, and area of polygons will also be covered. Throughout the year basic math facts and mental math strategies will be incorporated to aid in solving real-life application problems for this class and future math classes. Students must pass the 1st semester of this class in order to take the 2nd semester.