August 10, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Big River Academy
Big River Academy, ID
This is a thorough Algebra 1 class that will adequately prepare your students for Geometry, Algebra 2 and standardized tests (SAT, ACT, college placement tests). A strong algebra foundation will prove critical for your continuing math education. In our 30-week course we will cover the following: Operations: review of the real numbers, number lines, absolute value, arithmetic operations, exponents, and order of operations. Variables and equations: using variables, algebraic expressions, and formulas; writing and solving linear equations. Using algebra: solving literal equations, applying equations to applications, percents, money, motion, and mixtures. Solving inequalities: linear, conjunctions, disjunctions; absolute value equations and inequalities. Relations and functions: representing relationships between data, using graphs, equations, and tables; direct and inverse relations; graphing of absolute value functions. Linear functions: graphs, slopes, and intercepts of linear equations; determining the equation of a line; parallel and perpendicular lines, and slopes thereof; correlation coefficient and lines of best fit; graphing of linear inequalities. Systems of equations and inequalities: solving systems graphically, by using substitution and elimination; Exponents: products, quotients, and powers of exponential expressions; scientific notation; graphing exponential functions; exponential growth and decay. Polynomials: classifying, evaluating, operations. Factoring: common monomials, trinomials. Radicals: simplifying and operations with radicals; Pythagorean theorem, distance and midpoint formulas; solving radical equations and graphing radical functions. Quadratic equations: solving by factoring, taking roots, completing the square, and the quadratic formula; graphing parabolas and finding zeros; Rational expressions and equations: simplification and operations with rational expressions; solving rational equations.