## Algebra I Course

Thank you to those who contribute to our ongoing cycle of improvement. Top contributors:
Michelle McGeehan - Clark, NJ
Mary O'Sullivan - Egg Harbor City, NJ
Ken Dietz - Elizabeth, NJ
Joe Barrett - Denver, CO

## Units (select a unit)

• ###### Numbers, Operations and Expressions Algebra 1
Rev: Natural, Whole, Integers & Rational #s
Rev: Exponents, Squares & Roots
Rev: Irrational Numbers & Real #s
Properties of Exponents
Like Terms
Evaluating Expressions
Ordering Terms
• ###### Equations Algebra I
Eq w/ Same Variable on Both Sides
Solving Literal Equations
Substituting Values into Equation
• ###### Graphing Linear Equations
Linear Equations
Graphing a Linear Eq Using Intercepts
Horizontal & Vertical Lines
Slope of a Line
Point-Slope Form
Slope-Intercept Form
Working with Linear Equations
Scatter Plots and Line of Best Fit
• ###### Systems of Linear Equations
Solving Systems by Graphing
Solving Systems by Substitution
Solving Systems by Elimination
Choosing a Strategy
Writing Systems to Model Situations
• ###### Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities
Simple Inequalities (multi/division)
Two-Step & Multi-Step
Compound Inequalities
Special Cases of Compound Ineq
Graphing Linear Ineq in Slope-Intercept Form
Solving Systems of Inequalities
• ###### Solving Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Absolute Value Basics
Absolute Value Equations
Multi Step Absolute Value
Modeling with Absolute Value Equations
Compound Inequalities
Absolute Value Inequalities
Modeling with Absolute Value Inequalities
• ###### Quantitative Reasoning
Significant Digits
Accuracy & Appropriate Units of Measurement
Converting Units of Measurement
Creating Accurate Graphs
Systems of Equations with Different Units of Measurement
• ###### Functions
Relations and Functions
Domain and Range
Evaluating Functions
Combining Functions & Composite Functions
Sequences as Functions
Function Applications
Functions with a Constant Rate of Change
Proportional Relationships
• ###### Exponential Functions
Exponential Growth Intro
Exp Relationship in Equations, Tables & Graphs
Growth Rates and Growth Factors
Exponential Decay
Exponential vs. Linear
Writing & Solving Model Equations
• ###### Polynomials
Definitions of Monomial, Polynomial, and Degrees
Multiply a Polynomial by a Monomial
Multiply Polynomials
Special Binomial Products
Factors and the GCF
Factor out GCF’s
Factor using Special Patterns
Factor x^2+bx+c
Factor ax^2+bx+c
Factor 4 Term Polys
Mixed Factoring
Solve Eq w/ Zero Product Property
Zeros, Roots, x-intercepts, and solutions
Solve Quad Eq: Completing the Sq
Polynomials: U-Substitution
Applications
• ###### Non-linear Functions
Graphs of Elementary Functions
Analyzing Graphs of Functions
Graphs of Quad Functions in 3 Ways
- Standard Form, Intercept Form & Vertex Form
Calculating Roots of Quad in Vertex Form
Transformations of Non-Linear Functions
Comparing Functions Graphically
• ###### Data and Statistical Analysis
Measures of Central Tendency
Central Tendency Applications
Frequency Tables & Histograms
Stem and Leaf Plots
Measures of Dispersion: Box & Whisker
Review: Two-Way Tables
Choosing Data Displays

## Resources

`Is there another final exam available anywhere?  The one that I see is the same as in years past.  I would have assumed that this assessment would have been updated into PARCC style like the unit tests.  Also, this one is very poorly formatted with the way fractions are written, I teach a large population of Special Ed students and writing them with the slash "/" is very confusing especially when radicals are involved.  Please advise.`
```Dear Ms. Souders,

Thank you for your comment.  Our Algebra team is working on the final units by making adjustments to the presentations, CW-HW, and assessments.  The final exam will be adjusted shortly as the other units become completed.  If you could provide me with a range of dates when you needed the final exam completed by, we can make sure that it gets finished for you.

Kind regards,

Audra```
`We are currently making sure that all of our assessments are aligned to the state standards and have been given a district deadline of May 15th.  `
```Dear Ms. Souders,

Thank you for that information.  I will let the members of our Algebra team know about your deadline and get this exam finished and posted prior to your due date.

Kind regards,

Audra```
`Thank you for all of the hard work that you fellow educators put into this; it is greatly appreciated.`
```Dear Ms. Souders,

Thank you again for all of your messages about the final exam.  The file has been updated, and the answer key is included at the end of the file (last 2 pages).

Kind regards,

Audra```
```Final contains errors (11, 17 at first glance??) but also, it seems that there is an answer key attached to the bottom of the final and one that is separate.  They are not the same.
Thoughts?
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```Dear Ms. McGeehan,

Thank you for your comment.  After making the revisions to the final exam (2016-05-18...did not have the answer key ready yet & 2016-05-23...with answer key), the file that is listed separately as an Excel file is no longer required (answers for the old final dated 2012-08-29).  Over the summer, the "Answer Key" attachment will be removed.  We will make sure that the Midterm answers are at the end of the Midterm file prior to removing the separate Answer Key attachment.

Kind regards,

Audra```
`Note to all users: The Mid-Year Assessment & End of Year Assessment are located in the unit sequence of our course material.`
```The unit on functions has a mistake.
class/ h.w problem # 105, 114 as well as functions quiz 2/ re quiz  2  # 7

An arithmetic sequence is a linear function. Instead of y=mx+b, we write an=dn+c where d is the common difference and c is a constant (not the first term of the sequence, however).```
`Hi there! You are absolutely correct. These 4 problems have been updated and new copies of the documents have been uploaded to the website. We appreciate your comment as we strive to constantly improve our material. Thank you!  `
`Hi! On the Quadratic Equations unit, I notice that they solve square root equations, but no where have I found in this course simplifying radical numbers and adding/subtracting/multiplying, etc. with radical expressions. I was hoping to see some practice with this before we get to the quadratic formula. I know they use radical expressions a lot in the geometry course, but I can't seem to locate where the foundation teaching of this is. Thanks and have a good one!`
```Dear Deb Yoast,

I'll pass your note on to other members of our team to see if we can add a hyperlink to this unit on an appropriate slide w/in the Quadratic Equations unit, or see if adding a few slides to the presentation would be helpful.

Kind regards,

Audra```
`Thank you for your quick response--I didn't know this because I don't teach the 8th grade math and since my 8th graders skipped 8th grade math and went to Algebra 1, they didn't know either--so thank you.! Also in the Unit on Quadratic Equations in the first section, students are asked to find the roots on #8-14 and on #22-28 given the equations of the functions, but aren't given the skills for this until the about the fifth day. Have a good one! `
```Dear Deb Yoast,

Thank you for your comment.  We have started to review the content in our Algebra I course as we launch our online certification courses.  I'm leaving a note to our writers to review the CW-HW file & assessment files in this unit.
This review will occur sometime w/in the next month.  When the file gets updated either the writer reviewing/editing the file, or I, will send you another reply message.

Kind regards,

Audra```
`On the new Linear Equations Smart Notebook (this is also true for the 8th grade Algebra 1 course)--Slides #190-196 should fall between slides #179-180 to be in the correct order for problems on the homework. :)`
```Hi Ms. Yoast,
Thank you for reaching out regarding the order of Unit 3 topics. Rather than changing our presentation slides, the classwork-homework document has been updated to reflect the correct order of the presentation! All 3 formats of the new document has been uploaded to the website. The 8th grade Algebra I will reflect these changes as well. I appreciate your feedback!
Thank you,
Katie```
```I am wondering if I am able to upload the videos to EdPuzzle?
Thank you.
M.Zayed```
```Dear M. Zayed,