Algebra I Self Paced (Grades 8-12)

Algebra I Self Paced (Grades 8-12)

Algebra I

Full Year Self Paced Course

Instructor: Holman

Grades: 8-12

Class Syllabus

Course Description

  • Students will become familiar with the basic concepts of Algebra 1  in a step-by-step approach and apply these concepts as needed to mathematical problems. Students will focus on learning WHY the math concepts work in addition to how to utilize formulas and mathematical procedures. 

Scope & Sequence

  • Unit 1: Foundations 

    • Reviews arithmetic operations with whole numbers, integers, fractions, and decimals, to give the student a solid base that will support their study of algebra.

  • Unit 2:  Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities  

    • Students learn to verify a solution of an equation, solve equations using the Subtraction and Addition Properties of Equality, solve equations using the Multiplication and Division Properties of Equality, solve equations with variables and constants on both sides, use a general strategy to solve linear equations, solve equations with fractions or decimals, solve a formula for a specific variable, and solve linear inequalities.

  • Unit 3:  Math Models 

    • Once students have learned the skills needed to solve equations, they apply these skills to solve word and number problems.

  • Unit 4:  Graphs

    • Covers the rectangular coordinate system, which is the basis for most consumer graphs. Students learn to plot points on a rectangular coordinate system, graph linear equations in two variables, graph with intercepts, understand slope of a line, use the slope-intercept form of an equation of a line, find the equation of a line, and create graphs of linear inequalities.

  • Unit 5:  Systems of Linear Equations  

    • Covers solving systems of equations by graphing, substitution, and elimination; solving applications with systems of equations, solving mixture applications with systems of equations, and graphing systems of linear inequalities.

  • Unit 6 :  Polynomials  

    • Students learn how to add and subtract polynomials, use multiplication properties of exponents, multiply polynomials, use special products, divide monomials and polynomials, and understand integer exponents and scientific notation.

  • Unit 7:  Factoring 

    • Students explore the process of factoring expressions and see how factoring is used to solve certain types of equations.

  • Unit 8:  Rational Expressions and Equations  

    • Students work with rational expressions, solve rational equations, and use them to solve problems in a variety of applications.

  • Unit 9:  Roots and Radicals  

    • Students are introduced to and learn to apply the properties of square roots, and extend these concepts to higher order roots and rational exponents.

  • Unit 10:  Quadratic Equations 

    • Students study the properties of quadratic equations, solve and graph them. They also learn how to apply them as models of various situations.    

Textbook & Course Materials

*You may either purchase the paperback/hardback copy of the text and/or use the digital free copy. 

  • Recommended Texts & Other Readings:

    • Other readings/activities/resources will be made available through Google Classroom.

Course Requirements

  • Internet connection (DSL, LAN, or cable connection desirable)

  • Access to Google Classroom  

  • A notebook to keep track of assignments/activities  

  • Pen or pencil, colored pencils or highlighters, and paper/notebook brought to each live class. 

  • Optional: A printer to print off pdfs of activities/assignments 

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