This course extends students’ knowledge and understanding of the real number system and its properties through the study of variables, expressions, equations, inequalities, and analysis of data derived from real-world phenomena. Emphasis is placed on making connections in algebra to arithmetic, geometry, and statistics. Critical thinking skills, calculator and computer technologies are essential components in this course.  It is also important to know that this course has an associated Standards of Learning (SOL) test.  Students will participate in this test only if they have not yet met the verified credit requirement for graduation and/or satisfied a federal participation requirement.  Students who are not eligible to participate in the SOL will still be able to use their class average and attendance to earn a final exam exemption. Below is the link to the PWCS Pacing Guide for Algebra 1 SY 2019-2020.