Algebra I Course

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Units (select a unit)

  • Numbers, Operations and Expressions Algebra 1
    Rev: Natural, Whole, Integers & Rational #s
    Rev: Exponents, Sq & Roots
    Rev: Irrational Numbers & Real #s
    Rev: Evaluating Expressions
    Properties of Exponents
    Rev: Like Terms
    Ordering Terms
    Simplifying Non-Perfect Sq Radicands
    Add, Subtract & Multiply Radicals
    Rationalize the Denominator
  • 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 (add/subtraction)
    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
  • Mid Year Assessment Algebra I
  • 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
    Add & Sub Polynomials
    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
  • Quadratic Equations
    Characteristics of Quadratic Eq
    Graphing Quadratic Eq
    Quadratic Functions vs Equations
    Solve Eq w/ Zero Product Property
    Zeros, Roots, x-intercepts, and solutions
    Solve Quad Eq: Square Roots
    Solve Quad Eq: Completing the Sq
    Intro to Quadratic Formula
    Polynomials: U-Substitution
  • 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
    Misleading Graphs
  • End of Year Assessment - Algebra I


Michelle Souders • 4 years, 4 months agologin to reply

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.

Audra Crist • 4 years, 4 months agologin to reply

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

Michelle Souders • 4 years, 4 months agologin to reply

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.

Audra Crist • 4 years, 4 months agologin to reply

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

Michelle Souders • 4 years, 4 months agologin to reply

Thank you for all of the hard work that you fellow educators put into this; it is greatly appreciated.

Audra Crist • 4 years, 4 months agologin to reply

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

Michelle McGeehan • 4 years, 4 months agologin to reply

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?

Audra Crist • 4 years, 4 months agologin to reply

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

Audra Crist • 4 years, 3 months agologin to reply

Note to all users: The Mid-Year Assessment & End of Year Assessment are located in the unit sequence of our course material.

Gabriel Ben-Nun • 3 years, 6 months agologin to reply

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).

Katie Johnson • 3 years, 6 months agologin to reply

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!

Deb Yoast • 2 years, 5 months agologin to reply

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!

Audra Crist • 2 years, 5 months agologin to reply

Dear Deb Yoast, Thank you for your comment. Simplifying Radicals can be found in our 8th grade unit "Equations w/ Roots & Radicals". 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

Deb Yoast • 2 years, 5 months agologin to reply

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!

Audra Crist • 2 years, 5 months agologin to reply

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

Deb Yoast • 1 year, 10 months agologin to reply

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. :)

Katie Johnson • 1 year, 10 months agologin to reply

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

Zayed Miryam • 1 year, 4 months agologin to reply

I am wondering if I am able to upload the videos to EdPuzzle? Thank you. M.Zayed

Audra Crist • 1 year, 4 months agologin to reply

Dear M. Zayed, Thank you for your comment. Yes, you would be able to use our videos in the EdPuzzle platform, but you would need to access them by searching for them in EdPuzzle's YouTube search engine, or by using the EdPuzzle URL pattern in relation to the video's YouTube URL &/or its URL (the URL plays the videos from our YouTube channel through our website; this URL is found in the bottom left hand corner of the slides w/ the QR code). For example, the first video in Algebra I topic: "The Graph of the Quadratic Functions in Three Ways" (found in Unit 12: Non-Linear Functions) has a YouTube URL of "" & an URL of, which makes its EdPuzzle URL If you elect to use this method, the videos do not need to be uploaded into EdPuzzle. Instead they can be assigned to your class after you get to them using the EdPuzzle URL. Uploading any of our videos to EdPuzzle on your own would be a violation of copyright infringement. We also have our secondary mathematics & science courses available online for any educator to use for flipping their classroom, self-paced classroom learning, etc. They are found in our 2000 series courses (, which contain the instruction slides and videos for them, formative assessment questions already pre-made (i.e. we provide video solutions if students answer them incorrectly in the online course), and mastery exercises. More information on getting these courses set up can be found using the URL below: Please let me know if you have any questions, or if more clarification is needed on placing our videos into EdPuzzle. I can be reached by leaving another comment in any of the secondary mathematics courses on our website, or directly via email ( Kind regards, Audra

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