Meets twice per week for one hour at a time

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

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.

**Grant us the privilege of being your guides this year as we lay the groundwork for **

**your math journey!**

This class offers the flexibility of in-person attendance or live participation via Zoom. Regardless of the mode of engagement, our primary focus is to create an inclusive, safe learning environment for mathematics, where making mistakes is an integral part of the learning process, and collaborative efforts are encouraged to grasp the material.

We will follow an approved syllabus through Ocean Grove Charter School, extending an invitation for registration to students from any school or homeschool. Also, middle school students who have completed pre-algebra, math course 3, or equivalent levels are welcome. This course presents a comprehensive exploration of algebraic concepts, challenging students to cultivate critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills aligned with the standards for Algebra 1. This includes understanding the symbolic language of mathematics and exploring equations, functions, inequalities, and statistical analysis.

Homework assignments, ranging from 30 to 60 minutes, will be assigned at each class meeting, with all submissions due at the subsequent class meeting unless otherwise specified. Chapter exams and quizzes will be distributed for completion at home, and A-G students should know that the final exam will be proctored.

The class structure typically allocates the initial third of each session to addressing questions and reviewing material from the previous class. The remaining class time is dedicated to the introduction of new information. An emphasis will be placed on refining the art of note-taking and summarizing critical concepts from each section, crucial skills for effective learning and comprehension.

**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 hard copy of the textbook (optional), you 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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