Algebra 1 introduces students to the idea of generalizing statements through the use of variables. As one student astutely pointed out, “it’s just like what we did in arithmetic but with letters”. Students work with real numbers and variables along with algebraic properties to solve equations and inequalities in one or two variables. Solutions are introduced numerically and graphically. Teaching emphasizes concepts that allow students to approach problems in a variety of ways.
Textbook(s): Algebra 1, Larson, Ron; Boswell, Laurie; Kanold, Timothy D.; Stiff, Lee