Algebra I provides a formal development of the algebraic skill and concepts necessary for students who will take other advanced college-preparatory courses. In particular, the instructional program in this course provides for the use of algebraic skills in a wide range of problem solving situations. Topics include: properties of real numbers, solution sets, basic operations with polynomials, solving quadratic equations and systems, use of exponents, and introductory topics from statistics and probability. Students must earn a minimum C–average for each of the two semesters of Algebra I to qualify for Geometry. At the end of this course, the students will be prepared to take the Algebra I End-of-Course Assessment administered by the state of Indiana.