# Benchmarks

Here is what we will cover in algebra:

* The foundations for Algebra: understanding variables and expressions, real numbers, powers and exponents, square roots and real numbers, and the order of operations.

• Solve one-step equations with one variable to multi-step equations with variables on both sides.
• Proportions, percents and their applications
• Graph and solve simple inequalities and multi-step and compound inequalities
• Function concepts, including graphing relationships, writing & graphing functions
• Applying functions using scatter plots, trend lines and arithmetic sequences
• Linear functions, the slope formula, direct variation, slope-intercept and point-slope form, slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines
• Solve systems of linear inequalities by substitution, elimination and graphing
• Properties of exponents, scientific notation
• Add, subtract, multiply and divide polynomials
• Factor binomials and trinomials, apply factoring methods to special products
• Identify, graph, and solve quadratic equations