The Algebra I course is designed to provide the students with an in-depth level of understanding and facility with symbolic manipulation and problem-solving. Students learn to solve equations and inequalities and to write their own in order to model real-world problems. A great deal of polynomial work is done in one or more variables. Systems of equations, algebraic fractions, and exponents are studied. The concept of function is introduced and students will explore the inherent connection between algebraic and graphical representations of such functions. Graphing calculators support and enhance this understanding. In addition, students will use IPads for practice, applications, and visual connections. Students will be well-prepared to continue their study of mathematics, which is strongly dependent upon a thorough understanding of algebraic techniques.