Preparing Students for Career, College, & Community

algebraAlgebra is math with variables – numbers whose actual values are not yet known.  The ability to calculate with the unknown makes algebra essential for science, business and everyday problem solving in a variety of fields.

Even if you don’t work in the science or technology sectors, having a good grasp of the principles of algebra can help you solve problems with ease – at work, at school or in your own life.

In this course, mathematical concepts will be taught with an emphasis on real-world applications.  Students will learn to graph situations they encounter in life so that they can understand patterns and trends, and then predict future outcomes.

Teaching methods used in this course include direct instruction and coaching in small groups, online skills development (in class and outside of class), and hands-on learning.  Assessment methods include workbook exercises, traditional quizzes and testing, and proficiency rubrics linked to online skills measurements.

Resources used in this course include workbooks published by Learning Express, an online skills development platform called IXL, graphing calculators and mathematical manipulatives (e.g., Algebra Tiles).


Prerequisites include:

  • Successful completion of Pre-Algebra
  • Approval from school guidance counselor
  • Access to the internet for skills development outside the classroom


This course meets Mon, Wed, and Fri.


This course is held at WCTC in room Math Classroom.

Other Information

Course ID: MAT-A1


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