In eighth grade, all students with requisite skills take a high school equivalent algebra I class. Students learn all exponent operation properties and how to calculate with scientific notation. Students then delve into a deep study of linear equations, finding the number of solutions of an equation, graphing on the coordinate plane, and solving systems of linear equations. Students learn to identify linear and nonlinear functions, introducing the quadratic function, quadratic formula, and graphing the parabola. Students learn to factor quadratic equations and find real and imaginary solutions to quadratic equations. Students end the year by examining the Pythagorean Theorem and connecting all the concepts from the year in an intensive word problem review.