Welcome to Algebra 1!! This course is a yearlong course designed for hardworking and dedicated 8th graders who are ready to challenge themselves with high school mathematics concepts. They will be held to the same standards and practices as if this class was taught at the high school. This course will focus on important concepts of algebra. Students will learn to think critically and analytically, achieve mastery in use of algebraic techniques, learn how to apply mathematics to real world applications, and gain a greater understanding of algebraic concepts needed for future mathematics work.