This course provides a basic introduction to algebra. Topics covered in this course include: real numbers and their properties, algebraic expressions and exponents, solving first-degree equations in one variable, solving and graphing inequalities, graphing linear equations, using slope and y-intercept in graphing, polynomials and polynomial operations, solving quadratic equations, and solving two linear equations in two unknowns. Applications of algebra and the use of formulas will be covered. Credit for this course applies toward graduation as an elective. (Please note: minimum passing grade is a "C").