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.
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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
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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

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Course Resources
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Text & Interactive Resources

Required: Digital Resources ($45) purchased through Blue Tent include:

ebook of McGrawHill Glencoe Algebra 1, 2018


Optional: hard copy of textbook purchased on own or borrowed through Blue Tent OnLoan (while supplies last).
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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
Calculatorâ€‹

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.
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Technical Resources

Required:

A reliable internet connection

A computer with a webcam

A working microphone

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


Recommended:

Earbuds or a headset with a microphone (but your computer microphone will work)

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