Algebra I A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

This is an introductory course focusing on algebraic concepts and skills and their applications to real life situations. Students are encouraged to think about the geometrical and numerical meaning of what they are doing. Major topics include: linear equations, linear inequalities, ratios, geometric concepts, statistics and probability. Students will be introduced to the technological innovation called the TI-84 graphing calculator and computer software. The graphing calculator is used to solve problems, evaluate expressions, analyze data and visualize algebra.


Students should have either passed a pre-algebra course or have sufficient preparation for a high school level Algebra 1 course. This course was not designed to provide remedial instruction in math.

Comprehensive Syllabus:

Required Materials:


Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at

This specific course requires that students will need to find a means to send some work samples to the instructor. The most common methods are scanning, taking pictures (with a cell phone camera or digital camera) or even faxing.

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available

Lead Teacher:

Vickie Walsh, Helena Public Schools,


Montana Digital Academy
Phyllis J. Washington College of Education
The University of Montana
32 Campus Drive – Room 365
Missoula, Montana 59812
Phone: 406-203-1812
Fax: 406-203-1815