Algebra I



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Algebra I

Topics covered in this full-year course include fundamental operations, functions and graphs, integers, rational numbers, absolute values, equations in one variable, equations in two variables, simultaneous equations, exponents, polynomials, factoring, fractions, square roots, quadratic equations, graphing quadratic equations, real numbers, fractional equations, and inequalities.  Algebra 1 is a rigorous study of the first level of Algebra. This class will prepare students for further levels of mathematics as well as science courses that require Algebra 1. Students interested in AP exams will gain a solid foundation of mathematical understanding that will support further studies that could lead to AP Calculus and the AP exams.

This course is typically done in the 8th to 10th grades, however ability to do the work is more important than age or grade. Before registering, students should take the Algebra I assessment. The goal of this assessment is to ensure students are prepared for Algebra I.

This course meets twice per week in 60-minute sessions.

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Elementary Algebra by Harold R. Jacobs, Revised Edition.
ISBN: 978-0-89051-985-1
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Solution Manual for Elementary Algebra by Harold Jacobs.
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Judy Frank is passionate about mathematics. Judy has a Bachelor of Science in Theoretical Mathematics and Actuarial Science from the University of Calgary. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master’s Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, both from Carleton University, and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Alberta. Judy is currently working part-time towards a Master’s of Education in Teaching and Learning.

Judy has 20 years of experience teaching a variety of levels of students including privately tutoring students in all levels in topics of mathematics from pre-algebra to calculus. During her extensive experience helping students learn math, Judy has learned that math is something that everyone can learn.

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