Algebra I is the first in a series of mathematics courses which stresses the logical approach to structure and methods of rational numbers. An understanding of expressions, equations and inequalities in terms of one variable is developed. By the introduction of graphing in the coordinate plane, the algebraic system is expanded into the solution of equations and systems of equations in terms of two unknowns. The student is introduced to quadratic equations. Both factoring and quadratic formula methods of solution are developed. Verbal problems are stressed throughout the course.