The Algebra 1 curriculum is based on the big ideas of algebra, conceptual understandings, real world applications, hands-on experiences gathering data, and appropriate uses of technology. The curriculum is organized into units which include a variety of investigations and activities that engage students in active learning. Unit topics include patterns, equations, inequalities, systems of equations, scatter plots, trend lines, and functions. Students are expected to have a solid foundation in arithmetic skills (whole numbers, fractions, decimals, integers), problem solving, order of operations, combining like terms, and distribution. Successful completion of Algebra 1 at HKMS earns credit towards HKHS graduation requirements.