Description:
Algebra is the study of patterns and relationships. The ability to recognize patterns is the key to mathematical thinking. The study of patterns allows us to make generalizations, explore relationships, and make logical decisions in mathematics. For things to make sense, we must be able to see patterns. The emphasis of algebra today is on mathematical modeling and functions. Required textbook (Sold separately):The required digital textbook for this course is:  Larson, R., & Boswell, L. (2015). Big Ideas Math, Algebra 1. Earie, PA: Big Ideas Learning, LLC. ISBN 9781680332414
 This digital textbook can only be purchased through the TTU K12 partner bookstore. You can find the link to the bookstore on the TTU K12 website. Once you have purchased the digital textbook, you will receive a username and password via email. You will log in at www.bigideasmath.com to access your textbook.
If you would like a printed book, you can purchase the optional printed text:  Larson, R., & Boswell, L. (2016). Big Ideas Math, Algebra 1. Earie, PA: Big Ideas Learning, LLC. ISBN 9781608408146
 Please note that you will not be able to access any of the digital resources if you purchase only the printed textbook.
Required Materials:
Graphing calculator, No. 2 pencils, blank scratch paper
