Learning Objectives Unit 1 Introduction to Algebra 
Variables in Algebra
 Evaluate variable expressions
 Write variable expressions that model the real world.

Exponents and Powers
 Evaluate expressions containing exponents
 Use exponents in reallife problems

Order of Operations
 Use the order of operations to evaluate algebraic expressions
 Use a calculator to evaluate realworld expressions (like sales tax)

Equations and Inequalities
 Check solutions and solve equations using mental math
 check solutions of inequalities in reallife problems

A ProblemSolving Plan Using Models
 Translate verbal phrases into algebraic expressions
 Use a verbal model to write an algebraic equation or inequality to solve reallife problems

Tables and Graphs
 Use tables of organized data
 Use graphs to organize reallife data

An Introduction to Functions
 Identify a function and make an inputoutput table for a function
 Write an equation for a reallife function.
