This Algebra 1 course includes the following: functions and graphs, equations in one and two variables, solving systems of equations, exponents, polynomials, factoring, algebraic fractions, operations on square roots/radicals, solving quadratic equations, and inequalities. A graphing calculator is recommended; the teacher will demonstrate using a TI-84. This is a full-year course and is recommended for 9th-grade students. Big River Math classes meet for 1 hour 2 times a week; please note this in your scheduling.
1) Textbook: Elementary Algebra, by Harold R. Jacobs, 1979
- ISBN-13: 978-0716710479
- ISBN-10: 0716710471
2) Solutions Manual (published 2016 and effectively compatible with the 1979 text; required to check homework)
- ISBN-10: 0890519870
- ISBN-13: 978-0890519875
A scientific calculator is recommended; specifically a TI-84.