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a-g Algebra 1

Instructor: Malika Bell, M.S.

Meets twice per week for one hour at a time

Prerequisite: Prealgebra or Middle School Math, Course 3 or equivalent.

Allow me the opportunity to be your guide this year as we lay the foundation for the rest of your high school math! 

This class meets in person or live, via zoom-If you would like to enroll in the non-a-g course, you can make this choice on the registration page. Regardless of how you come to class, this class is going to be a welcoming, safe place to learn math, which means, making mistakes,  and working together to understand the material. 


This course meets the requirements for a-g high school algebra 1. We will use this syllabus that has been approved through Ocean Grove Charter School. Students from any school or homeschool are invited to register. It is also appropriate for middle school students who have completed pre-algebra, math course 3, or equivalent. This course provides a comprehensive look at the study of algebraic concepts. Students are challenged to develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills to meet the standards for algebra 1 which include: Developing an understanding of the symbolic language of mathematics and learning about equations, functions, inequalities, and statistical analysis.

Textbook: The textbook can be accessed for free online here (go to "common core for high school" then choose Algebra 1
If you wish to purchase a hardcopy of the textbook (optional), please search for the information below.
Big Ideas Math: A Common Core Curriculum
Ron Larson  2018
ISBN-10: ‎1642087173
ISBN-13: ‎978-1642087178​​