Algebra I - Student Edition

Algebra I - Student Edition

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Item #: 033416
ISBN: 9780131657083
Grades: 9-12

Category Description for Foerster Algebra 1:

This text is a one year, high-school algebra course that the author used in his own classroom. The first part of the book leads up to the Quadratic Formula by mid-year; this is a break from a more traditional sequence. As a result, students are able to work more realistic word problems using decimals. The second part of the book covers expressions with two variables, harder factoring problems, algebraic fractions, radical equations, and inequalities. This book is in its third edition and now includes a chapter on probability, scattered date, and linear functions, which wasn't included in the previous edition. Chapters, in order, are: expressions and equations, operations with negative numbers, distributing: axioms and other properties, harder equations, some operations with polynomials and radicals, quadratic equations, expressions and equations containing two variables, linear functions/scattered data/probability, properties and exponents, more operations with polynomials, rational algebraic expressions, radical algebraic expressions, inequalities, functions, and advanced topics. Each chapter begins with an introduction to the topic, a visual example, an objective for that section, and exercises. Some chapters include oral practice, but all examples are shown in a step-by-step fashion for thorough understanding. The chapter wraps up with a chapter review and test, and a final review and examination rounds out the text. The back of the book includes reference materials such as a table of square roots, table of trigonometric functions, glossary, answers to selected problems, indices, and a skills handbook. The skills handbook is a reference section for basic skills such as problem solving strategies, the four basic functions, fractions/decimals/percents, line and circle graphs, and spreadsheets.

The Solutions Manual contains all worked out problems, step-by-step, for the exercise sets, oral practice sets, chapter reviews, chapter tests, and the final review and examination that are found in the student text.

Category Description for Foerster Math:

Paul Foerster is a name synonymous with math. He has not only taught math, he has a degree in chemical engineering and a Masters in mathematics along with the honor of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching. He has written the successful Algebra 2 and Trigonometry course that is to be used following Harold Jacobs Elementary Algebra and Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding. Paul Foerster has also written his own Algebra 1, which is the same great quality as his other math courses.


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Ann S on Aug 17, 2022
I want this book for algebra 1, you had it new for a reasonable price.
Renaye O on Jun 23, 2022
required for school
Ann S on Aug 17, 2022
It is required for the math class my son is taking.
User on Jul 13, 2022
I want this book for algebra 1, you had it new for a reasonable price.
Renaye O on Jun 23, 2022
a purchased class requires it
marnie g on May 16, 2022
Needed for school
Abigail S on May 11, 2022
My daughter who is homeschooled just finished Math Mammoth Grade 7 (Pre-Algebra) and this textbook along with Math Without Borders supplemental videos were suggested for the next course.
Elena C on Feb 1, 2022
Good price for new book that we needed for school
Diane S on Jan 14, 2022
We teach this book at our school, love it & it is very hard to find!
Joni G on Aug 3, 2021
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Required textbook by school
Yeta T on Jul 28, 2021
I have really enjoyed Math Mammoth for my son's elementary math education, and Maria Miller highly recommends Foerster to continue mathematics into high school.
Christine I on Jul 27, 2021
Love Prentice Hall. Very clear explanations.
Christina C on Jun 24, 2021
Highly recommended for high school Algebra 1.
Summer S on Apr 24, 2021
I have 2 kids on the same level and needed an extra textbook. I like that this is written to the student so that mine may work individually if they wish. The book by this author is well-known and respected. The lessons are thorough and well-explained making them easy for my 5-8 graders to work independently. Also, I really like having just a textbook and a solutions manual to track down for lessons.
User on Apr 20, 2021
Great online reviews for this author and product.
User on Feb 27, 2021
This course was recommended on the Math Mammoth website. I have and am still using the Math Mammoth curriculum with my elementary and middle school children. However, as for my now high school student and after thoroughly researching various math curriculum, I think that this curriculum will be a good fit for my high school student. I am hopeful that she will benefit greatly from it.
Shanna T on Dec 3, 2020
It was recommended on the Math Mammoth website.
Melissa M on Sep 26, 2020
I selected this for it's potential for Honors Algebra, recommended highly by Cathy Duffy and the Math Mammoth Algebra 1 recommendations page. The Math Without Borders supplemental teaching along with the publishers Solutions Manual provide back up in case we need additional help. The Solutions Manual also provides answers for the review questions, which I know we will use.
Christopher D on Sep 17, 2020
Required for school
Renee H on Aug 30, 2020
recommended textbook
Rose H on Aug 27, 2020
Highly recommended as a strong foundation for advanced mathematics.
Heather V on Aug 22, 2020
My daughter needs this book as her textbook for Algebra class
David L on Aug 21, 2020
Required by Trinity Classical School of Houston
Jennifer Z on Jun 14, 2020
Another student is beginning Algebra I in the fall
JASON W. on Jun 9, 2020
This is supposed to be a thorough, no nonsense textbook that explains concepts well.
Emily J on May 27, 2020
same as above
emily r on May 13, 2020
Highly recommended by Math Mammoth as a solid Algebra course.
Juetta H on May 7, 2020
suggested by family
Edith W on Jun 1, 2019
This book will be used by the online math class, Liberty Tutorials, that we will be using for Algebra 1.
Denise H on May 27, 2019
Recommended by Math Mammoth website as best algebra book
User on Nov 6, 2018
this book was recommended by a friend who also homschools.
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scoop on Aug 1, 2018
Friends recommended this as a solid algebra course.
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We wanted a math program that was more problem-solving than less computational.
Tracey C on Sep 16, 2017
Teaching Algebra in Homeschool
Richard C on Sep 4, 2017
required by co-op
Michelle T on Aug 22, 2017
Highly recommended by Math Mammoth
Catherine H on Aug 14, 2017
Taking a class with this curriculum.
Greg B on Aug 8, 2017
I researched the different homeschool Algebra curriculums and this one seemed to suit my needs the best.
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School selected the books
Bonnie J on Jun 18, 2017
Recommended by the tutor that will be working with my grandson
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Sangyeon P on Dec 15, 2016
Wanted a thorough Algebra and do not like Saxon. Homeschooling my 7th grade son.
Joy on Dec 14, 2016
I have researched and read that this Algebra is a great book and written well. I will be using the Math Without Borders lessons on a flash drive to go with it.
Anastasia O on Nov 7, 2016
Math Mammoth recommendation
Nicole M on Sep 22, 2016
We have used Math Mammoth, and this Algebra 1 book is recommended as the next step in our math learning.
D N on Aug 23, 2016
Good review by Math Mammoth
Ruth D on Aug 22, 2016
Highly recommended.
sharon s on Aug 19, 2016
It is required for the math class my son is taking.
User on Jul 13, 2022
a purchased class requires it
marnie g on May 16, 2022
Is there a solutions manual available?
A shopper on Aug 31, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The printed solutions manual is currently out of print. 8-31-21
Besides providing instruction of the material, is every problem from Foerster’s Algebra 1 worked out by the instructor?
A shopper on Jul 23, 2020
Algebra I - Student Edition
Algebra I - Student Edition
Home Study Companion for Foerster's Algebra I - Digital Download
Home Study Companion for Foerster's Algebra I - Digital Download
BEST ANSWER: No, not every problem has a worked solution. The Math Without Borders videos include explanatory videos plus worked problem solutions for either select problems or the even problems. These solutions can be used to get over a roadblock. Answers to the odd-numbered problems are in the back of the student text.
Is there a workbook or does the student have to copy each question from the textbook?
Andrea on Apr 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: There is no workbook. All work is completed in a notebook copied down by the student.
Is there a workbook or does the student have to copy each problem from the textbook?
A shopper on Apr 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: There is not a workbook that I know of. I bought my son a spiral-bound notebook of quad ruled paper (graph paper). In the notebook, he worked out the problems and wrote the answer. This is how a traditional high school or college math textbook is used. If your child has not done this before, you may want to show them how to have neat pages. For example, write each problem number along the left margin, leave a space (a blank line) between each problem, circle or underline the answer to make it stand out from the work. And title each new exercise or section.
You will want to buy the Solutions Manual to have all the answers.
If you want something that will function like a teacher for this curriculum, I recommend adding to this David Chandler's Math Without Borders.
Algebra I - Solutions Manual
Algebra I - Solutions Manual
Approximately how many academic weeks would an A average student need to complete this Algebra text?
A shopper on Jan 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I used the schedule made by David Chandler at Math Without Borders.
This is a thorough Algebra curriculum designed to take a whole year (36 weeks).
It took my student 1 and 1/2 years.
Can you please advise copyright year?
User on Sep 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This Classics edition was published in 2006. However, it is a reprint of an older publication with copyrights in the 80s and 90s.

For instance, the corresponding Solutions Manual has a 1995 copyright:
does Foerster's algebra 1 correlate to Saxon algebra 1?
A shopper on Jul 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the two courses are comparable in a general way. They will cover more or less the same general algebra content. Saxon's Algebra 1 (3rd edition) is integrated with geometry and thus, has some additional content.
I am currently using this book for my student. Where are the answers for the chapter tests?
A shopper on Jan 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: In the Solutions Manual. The Solutions Manual contains all worked out problems, step-by-step, for the exercise sets, oral practice sets, chapter reviews, chapter tests, and the final review and examination that are found in the student text.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great book!
I have always loved the way this book is laid out. It is straight forward and logical. Bummed I can't get a solutions manual any more but love this book.
July 26, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Algebra 1 EASE
Prentice Hall Algebra 1 by Paul A. Forester is designed to make Algebra 1 understandable and not so overwhelming! My daughter was frustrated and gave up in despair with Saxton Math Algebra 1, even with their Teacher's DVDs! So I switched her to this math book (I also bought the solutions book) and she took off like a shot! No more drama and dragging her feet to get daily math done! She "gets it" and is no longer frustrated & over-taxed. The formatting, examples, and practice problems in this Algebra 1 book just work for her. There are less practice problems than Saxton, the problem set is about the same amount as Saxton, but with this book, the format and the examples seem to just "work" or "click" for my daughter. It's even a cheaper purchase than Saxton! She asked me to "hurry and get this same author's Geometry and Algebra 2" if there are any. My daughter now does math without needing pressed or nagged, and doesn't need as much guidance. Like I said, the lay out of Forester's practice sets and presentation of new concepts in this book is laid out in a manner that appeals to my daughter and she readily understands. Her scores are now never below 95 - all because of the formatting, presentation of concepts, and less problems. Hey, if the course works and the student is now happy, why go back to Saxton? Thanks Rainbow for reasonable prices and posting good description of materials - it made this purchase a perfect fit.
September 24, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great company
My kids go to a school that requires me to buy their textbooks. I needed a textbook that was hard to get. Rainbow had the book at a lower price than competitors and provided timely delivery. I'll certainly be buying from this company again.
September 23, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best Algebra book on the market.
December 7, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent book to begin Algebra I
This is my first year to homeschool and this book has made teaching my eighth grader Algebra I much less intimidating. Each chapter is broken down into sections which build on each other with ample practice and problems to master each chapter. I purchased the The Algebra I Solutions Handbook and the Home Study Companion Flash Drive as well and am very pleased.
November 16, 2017
over 5 years ago

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