Algebra I is the gateway course for college admissions. This course examines 1) the acquisition, analysis, and display of data (graphs and charts), 2) multiple representations of linear and quadratic relations, equations, inequalities, and functions, and 3) factoring and multiplying expressions. As time permits, we may examine 1) experimental and theoretical probability and 2) simple trigonometry. Throughout, careful reasoning and real understanding are encouraged and prized.
Course Website: Algebra 1
Instructor: James Caleb Dean
Starts: September 3, 2019
Ends: June 8, 2020
Monday 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM ET • Wednesday 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM ET • Friday 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM ET
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Algebra or an 8th-grade level arithmetic course.
Pre-Algebra course through Scholars Online or equivalent.
Textbooks and Materials
This item is required:Discovering Algebra: An Investigative Approach [Edition or Version: 2], Authors: Jerald Murdock, Ellen Kamischke, and Eric Kamischke
Publisher's website: Discovering Algebra: An Investigative Approach
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore or Kendall Hunt (1-800-770-3544)
This item is required:TI-NSpire Calculator
ISBN: ASIN: B004NBZAW0
Publisher's website: TI-NSpire Calculator
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore or amazon.com or any office supply store
Other information: There are several models of the TI-nspire; the standard model is fine for this class. This handheld device should last through college.