Math I will deepen and extend the understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential and quadratic phenomena, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Topics will include simplifying polynomial expressions, solving and graphing algebraic equations and inequalities, solving systems of linear equations, coordinate geometry, congruent figures, distance, area and volume formulas, and interpreting data. Students will cover methods of factoring quadratic expressions and will be introduced to quadratic functions. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout the course, and together with the Math I Content Standards, allow students to experience mathematics and apply it as they make sense of problem situations. A graphing calculator is required, and a TI-84 is recommended.