This course has the same curriculum as the Algebra 1 course; however, the depth of understanding and level of expectation are more advanced. Students demonstrate conceptual understanding and procedural skill when solving equations and inequalities in one variable. They will analyze, represent and graph linear functions, including those involving absolute value. Students will recognize and use linear models in real life applications. They will solve and graph linear equations and inequalities and will be able to use them to represent contextual situations. They will solve systems of linear equations and model with single variable linear equations, one-or two-variable inequalities, or systems of equations. Students will study quadratic functions in multiple ways, both solving and graphing quadratic equations. Quadratic models will be used to solve real world applications. Students in this course will take the NJSLA test.