Algebra 1
The Fine Print
Course Goals

To offer a multifaceted approach to algebra: students will learn to express concepts, results and problems graphically, numerically, analytically and verbally.

To use technology to help experiment, solve problems, interpret results, and support conclusions.

To learn problemsolving techniques that will maximize computational efficiency while minimizing computational errors.
Topics Covered

The real number system, order of operations, and properties of real numbers

Fundamentals of algebra: writing and evaluating algebraic expressions

Exponents, monomials and polynomials, rational expressions and equations

Factoring and solving systems of linear equations and inequalities

Solving and graphing linear and quadratic equations

Data analysis and display
Prerequisites

Students must have successfully completed a PreAlgebra class.

Students should be able to:

Solve multistep equations

Solve one and two step inequalities

Graph linear equations

Plot points on a coordinate plane

Substitute values into an equation

Write expressions and equations from word problems

Course Resources
Text & Interactive Resources

Required (purchased through Blue Tent): Digital Resources $35. Includes 2018 McGrawHill Glencoe Algebra 1 ebook and textaligned interactive resources.

Optional: A hardcopy of the textbook can be borrowed through Blue Tent OnLoan.
Other Resources

Desmos.com  a free online graphing program

Geogebra  a free application for students to visualize 2D and 3D geometric shapes and their properties

Zoom  a free teleconferencing application

Notebook or binder

Graph paper
Calculator

Optional. Students will mostly be using a free online graphing application to graph functions and to become familiar with families of functions. A graphing calculator will be handy, but is not absolutely necessary.

If students plan to purchase a graphing calculator, we recommend the TI84 series.
Technical Resources

Required:

A reliable internet connection

A computer with a webcam

A working microphone

A free phone/computer scanning app (such as CamScanner and Adobe Scan)


Recommended:

Earbuds or a headset with a microphone (a builtin computer microphone will work if needed)
