In Algebra 1, students use reasoning about structure to define and make sense of rational exponents and explore the algebraic structure of rational and real number systems. Topics include: algebra expressions and polynomials, algebraic equations and inequalities, absolute value equations and inequalities, quadratic equations and inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, exponential equations. In addition, students will be exploring the five Conceptual Categories: Modeling, Functions, Algebra, Numbers and Quantity, and Statistics and Probability. (CCSS Mathematics Framework)