Designed to allow students to conquer Algebra at a slower, more remedial pace. Algebra 1A and Algebra 1B combined provide a comprehensive Algebra 1 course at a pace of two years, providing students with more instruction and examples. It is intended for students who have not taken Algebra in some time and who are re-encountering Algebraic theories and concepts after a long absence. It may also be beneficial for students that struggle to comprehend higher level math concepts or who have completed the grades 3-7 materials early and are not quite ready for a full Algebra course. Each level (1A and 1B) contains ten softcover booklets, with vocabulary, instruction, practice problems, chapter reviews and unit tests.
Algebra 1A topics include: writing equations of the four types of lines, mathematical operations and order of operations, fractions, linear equations, scientific notations, exponents and absolute value. Students also study equations with negative signs, two step equations, variables on both sides, linear inequalities with one and two variables, Cartesian coordinate system, graphing lines, slopes, relations and domains and functions.
Algebra 1B topics include a review of operations and systems of inequalities, problems using two variables, four mathematical operations with exponents, decimal place values, integers and exponential notation. Also studied are comparing/estimating, reciprocals, angles, circles, congruence, circumference, area, length, mass, capacity, surface area, and coordinate geometry. Appreciation/depreciation, statistics, data analysis scientific notation, and multi-step story problems are also learned.