FA1 (6th)

Welcome to Foundations in Algebra course 1. 

Foundations for Algebra, Course 1 is the first of a two-year sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a rigorous college preparatory algebra course. It uses a problem-based approach with concrete models. The course helps students to develop multiple strategies to solve problems and to recognize the connections between concepts. FA1 focuses on ensuring that all fundamental skills are solid before introducing many new concepts.  The focus is on mastery of standards and ensuring that all students feel confident in what has been covered during the year.  The course has a larger focus on the conceptual understanding of the material and less emphasis on reading comprehension.  This allows students to master the basic skills as well as the new material covered this year while increasing their reasoning abilities at a pace that works for them.