Algebra provides a systematic way to represent mathematical
relationships and analyze change. Students will make connections
and build relationships between algebra and arithmetic, geometry,
and probability and statistics. Connections will also be made to
other subject areas through practical applications. Students are
required to use algebra as a tool for representing and solving a
variety of practical problems. Tables and graphs will be used to
interpret algebraic expressions, equations, and inequalities and to
analyze behaviors of functions.
Graphing calculators, computers, and other appropriate
technology tools will be used to assist in teaching and learning.
Students must take the Virginia SOL test for Algebra I.