Algebra 1 

Instructor: Malika Bell, M.S.

Meets twice per week for one hour at a time

Prerequisite: Pre Algebra or Middle School Math, Course 3 or equivalent.

​Allow us the opportunity to be your guide this year as we

lay the foundation for the rest of your high school math! 

This course meets the requirements for a-g high school Algebra 1. If you prefer to take the course non a-g, you can make this choice upon registration.

     This class meets in person or live, via zoom. However, regardless of how you come to class, this course is going to be a welcoming, safe place to learn math which means making mistakes and working together to understand the material. 

     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.

    There will be 30-60mins of homework assigned each class meeting. All homework is due at the next class meeting unless otherwise specified. Chapter exams and quizzes will be assigned to take home and complete. For a-g students, the midterm and the final will be proctored. In general, the first third of each class is dedicated to answering questions and reviewing material from the class before. The rest of class is when new information will be introduced. Special emphasis will be placed on the art of note taking and summarizing key concepts from each section.

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), your can find it using the information below.
Big Ideas Math: A Common Core Curriculum
Ron Larson  2018
ISBN-10: ‎1642087173
ISBN-13: ‎978-1642087178​​

Materials for Class:

Please come to each class with the following:
1. completed homework from the class before
2. TWO graph paper notebooks (one for homework and one for notes)
3. A pencil with plenty of eraser. 

Fall Semester

Chapter 1: Solving Linear Equations
Chapter 2: Solving Linear Inequalities
Chapter 3: Graphing Linear Functions
Chapter 4: Writing Linear Functions
Chapter 5: Solving Systems of Linear Equations
Chapter 6: Exponential Functions and Sequences

Spring Semester
Chapter 7: Polynomial Equations and Factoring
Chapter 8: Graphing Quadratic Functions
Chapter 9: Solving Quadratic Equations
Chapter 10: Radical Functions and Equations
Chapter 11: Data Analysis and Displays

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