## What are the basics of algebra 1?

**Algebra 1**is the second math course in high school and will guide you through among other things expressions, systems of equations, functions, real numbers, inequalities, exponents, polynomials, radical and rational expressions.

## What grade should you be in Algebra 1?

A fairly common situation in the US is the “standard level math student” takes

**Algebra 1**, in**grade**9 (freshman year), Geometry, in 10th**grade**(sophomore year), and**Algebra**2, in**grade**11 (junior year).## Can 7th graders take algebra 1?

However many school districts will allow the “advanced math students” to

**take Algebra 1**in Junior high/Middle School, often as early as**7th grade**.## What age do you take Algebra 1?

**Algebra**is the culmination of most elementary & middle school math programs. Typically,

**algebra**is taught to strong math students in 8th and to mainstream students in 9th. In fact, some students are ready for

**algebra**earlier.

## Why is algebra so hard?

**Algebra**is thinking logically about numbers rather than computing with numbers. Paradoxically, or

**so**it may seem, however, those better students may find it harder to learn

**algebra**. Because to do

**algebra**, for all but the most basic examples, you have to stop thinking arithmetically and learn to think algebraically.

## Do you have to take Algebra 1?

The tug of war over these competing beliefs has led

**California**to experiment with just about every possible**algebra**permutation over a decade. In 2008, the state all but**required**every 8th grader to**take algebra**. It reversed course in 2010 after adopting the Common Core State Standards.## Do colleges look at 8th grade algebra?

Even if your

**8th grade grades**appear on your transcript (e.g. from taking**Algebra**I or Spanish I), most (all?)**colleges**will not**consider**them in the admissions decision.## Is a 3.0 GPA good for middle school?

A

**3.0 GPA**means that you’re earning decent enough grades to be sure of acceptance at a fair amount of**schools**with higher admissions rates, but selective colleges may be out of reach. You should try and work on improving your grades junior year so that you can raise your**GPA**a bit and give yourself more options.## How do you get a 5.0 GPA?

A

**5.0**generally indicates that a student took only**5.0**-scale classes and earned only A’s (and/or A+’s). Normally, all perfect straight-A grades result in a 4.0; with weighted classes, though, perfect straight-A grades could result in a**5.0**(or even higher).## Can you fail 8th grade?

**Eighth grade**is one of the

**grades**where the state says that you can not progress unless you pass that test. If you did not pass three classes, there is a good chance you probably won’t pass the state test.

## Can you fail 8th grade with 2 F’s?

**You could fail**every other class and still pass to the next

**grade**. At that time science was not considered a core subject so, yes,

**you could fail**it and still pass to the next

**grade**.

## Can you pass 8th grade with 3 F’s?

Demonstration of satisfactory behavior. As

**an 8th grader**a student may not have more than a total of**3**unsatisfactory marks (**U’s**) on the Final Spring Report Card. Students with more than a total of**3 U’s**may receive a certificate,**if**eligible, but may not participate in the culmination ceremony.## Can you pass 8th grade one F?

Originally Answered:

**Can**you**pass**the**8th grade with one F**? Varies by school, but junior high is “**pass**the**grade**” and**one F**will usually not hold you back. Starting in 9th, though, It’s usually “**pass**the class,” meaning you have to retake any class you fail.## What happens if I fail Algebra 1 in 8th grade?

Most likely you will pass to the 9th

**grade**BUT you will still have to take credit recovery class to pass**algebra**. You have to have**algebra**to graduate. You will have to retake**algebra 1**.## Can you be 15 in the 8th grade?

Plenty of students in the U.S. are

**15**years old in the**8th grade**. In other words, nothing happens if**you**are**15**and in the**8th grade**. If**you**follow the typical path through the rest of your schooling, then**you**will be 19 when**you**graduate from high school. But**you**will not be singled out on this fact.## Is it OK to fail a class in middle school?

Originally Answered:

**Is it okay to fail a class in middle school**? Yes and no. If you**fail**one**class**in a core subject (math, language arts, social studies, science), you’ll not be ready for the next**class**— so you need to get with your parents and your counselor to get caught up.## What GPA do you need to pass 7th grade?

**You have 7**classes.

**You need**to get A’s in all your classes every semester except for a class or two along the way that

**you**know

**you**are your weaknesses. This brings

**you**to around a 3.8–3.9

**GPA**for those 3 years.

## Is it OK to get bad grades?

If your

**grades**are**bad**in middle school, it probably won’t hurt your chances of**getting**into your college of choice, or even receiving scholarship offers for college, as long as you**have**learned what you need to learn for high school! The**bad grade**may be included in your high school GPA.David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.