Algebra 1

Algebra I

Instructor: Marlana Preston

Email: marlanapreston [at] gmail [dot] com

Phone: 843-860-5701

Grade: 8 – 9

Place: Oakbrook Community Church

Monthly Costs $33 month

Material Fee $21


Textbook: McDougal Littell Algebra 1 (2001)

Prerequisite: pre-algebra or middle school math equivalent

Accepted as a l credit for high school, This course focuses on the standard topics of algebra: adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing positive and negative numbers,

inequalities and absolute values, linear equations and their graphs, graphing linear inequalities, measurements of central tendency, exponents, adding, subtracting and multiplying polynomials, factoring, functions, introduction to matrices and radicals

Students will receive semester grades based on participation in class discussions, projects, quizzes and tests.

Required Supplies to bring to each class:

binder with lined paper and graph paper


scientific or graphing calculator (TI-84 Plus is recommended)


Class minimum: 4 students

Class maximum: 15 students


Class Topic
1 variables, exponents and powers, order of operations
2 equations, inequalities, introduction to functions (review)
3 number lines, addition and subtraction, matrices
4 multiplication, division, distributive property
5 probability (review)
6 solving equations with addition and subtraction
7 multi-step equations, combining like terms
8 decimals, formulas and functions, rate (review)
9 coordinates, graphs, slope
10 variation, slope intercepts, graphing
11 functions and relations (review)
12 writing equations part 1
13 writing equations part 2
14 point slope, applications (review)
15 midterm review
16 inequalities – one step and multi-step
17 compound inequalities, 2 variable inequalities (review)
18 linear systems part 1
19 linear systems part 2
20 review
21 exponential properties
22 scientific notation, exponential growth and decay (review)
23 operations with polynomials
24 factoring
25 special factoring (review)
26 variation, ratio, percents
27 operations with rational expressions (review)
28 review for final
29 final exam



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