Algebra week 1

Week 1.

March 26-30

This is a self-paced course. It covers same topics that are taught in a High School curriculum. The difference is, you’ll never get behind. If you can’t get an assignment done on time, let me know. As long as your working hard, I’ll give you all the time you need.

Credits: 1

Prerequisite: Pre-algebra

Recommended: 8th, 9th

Test Prep: PSATSAT

Course Description: Students will engage in real world and hands-on problem solving while using their developing skills in algebra. Students will learn new material through animations, videos, reading, and guided practice. The topics covered in this course include: real numbers, algebraic expressions, graphing to solve inequalities and absolute value, graphing to solve linear equations, systems of equations, factoring polynomial equations, relations and functions, quadratic equations, radical and rational expressions and equations, and probability. Students will also do timed PSAT practice questions.

Notes: The text for each lesson is also available in Spanish.

Materials:

  • Basic Supplies List  (There are no lapbooks in this course.)
  • tape measure
  • patience as several of these resources are slow to load

 1*

If a link is not working, follow the steps on the FAQ page.

  1. *Print out your first quarter grading sheet or use the Excel version. Save this sheet and record your scores.
  2. Watch the presentation introducing algebra.
  3. Read the topic text. (button in the corner)
  4. Do the practice and review. They are both on the link above.
  5. Read the definitions and solve the crossword puzzle.
  6. Watch the presentation on “Why and When” and read the topic text.

 2

  1. Do all of the available parts of the lesson on approaching problems.
  2. Remember that the topic text is always available for reminder, review, help, or to learn the lesson if that is easier for you than the video.

 3

  1. Do the warm up, presentation, worked examples as necessary and practice for solving equations.
  2. Record your score out of 6 for the practice problems.(It will show you your score out of 12.  Divide that by 2 to get the points you should record.) You get a point for any you get correct before it shows you the answer.

 4

  1. If you want to move more quickly, DO NOT do the review on the same day as the lesson. The point of putting the review on the next day is to try to force the information into your longer term memory instead of using it only in your short term memory enabling you to easily forget it and leave it behind. If you want to move on, after a review day, you can start the next lesson. You could do the whole thing or just watch the presentation. Then the next day you could use the text and worked examples. You can find what groove works best for you.
  2. Do the review from solving equations.
  3. Record your score out of 5.
  4. Review as directed if you missed any. Then you may retake the review at this point for a new score. You may add a half point for any newly correct answers if you can correctly solve them now and haven’t just cheated.
  5. Go through this lesson on exponents to refresh yourself on the topic.
  6. Play Connect Four with equations. Click on two-step equations. If you aren’t sure of how to get the right answers, go back and choose one-step equations to practice easier problems before coming back to two-step equations. (Here’s a walk through of one step equations.)
  7. Almost every other day is a review day. It gives two days to learn each new lesson. Make sure you get 100% on the lesson before you move on. There will also be another review activity on these days to have more practice on other topics from the course.
  8. Early in the course these days will go by quickly because it is probably easy for you.

 5

  1. Do the warm up, presentation, worked examples as necessary and practice for solving multi-step equations.
  2. Record your score out of 6 for the practice problems. You get a point for any you get correct before it shows you the answer.

 6

  1. Do the review from solving multi-step equations.
  2. Record your score out of 5.
  3. Review as directed if you missed any. Then you may retake the review at this point for a new score. You may add a half point for any newly correct answers if you can correctly solve them now and haven’t just cheated.
  4. Go through this lesson on radicals to refresh yourself on the topic. If you need more help/practice
  5. Do some equation solving.
  6. You could get a head start on the next lesson by watching the presentation.

 7

  1. Do the warm up, presentation, worked examples as necessary and practice for writing expressions and equations.
  2. Record your score out of 6 for the practice problems. You get a point for any you get correct before it shows you the answer.

 8

  1. Do the review from writing expressions and equations.
  2. Record your score out of 5.
  3. Review as directed if you missed any. Then you may retake the review at this point for a new score. You may add a half point for any newly correct answers if you can correctly solve them now and haven’t just cheated.
  4. Watch the Order of Operations video.
  5. Try some problems. If you need more of a reminder on how to do it, check it out at Khan Academy.

 9

  1. Do the warm up, presentation, worked examples as necessary and practice for solving for a specific variable.
  2. Record your score out of 6 for the practice problems. You get a point for any you get correct before it shows you the answer.

10

  1. Do the review from solving for a specific variable.
  2. Record your score out of 5.
  3. Review as directed if you missed any. Then you may retake the review at this point for a new score. You may add a half point for any newly correct answers if you can correctly solve them now and haven’t just cheated.
  4. Read the lesson on properties of addition and do the guided practice. Then check your answers. (right below it)