In this book, students review what they learned about solving systems of linear equations in the Algebra 1 course. They will use the strategies of substitution and elimination to solve word problems that involve systems of linear equations. Linear inequalities are also included in this book. Students will then apply what they have learned about factoring as they solve nonlinear systems of equations. They will also learn how to solve 3-variable systems of equations and then use this skill to find the equation of a parabola when they know 3 points on the parabola. This book builds on Algebra 1: Books 5 and 6 and Algebra 2: Book 3.
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If you are searching for an independent algebra program or a supplement to teach specific algebra concepts, Summit Math is worth your consideration. Using the guided discovery method, students make their own connections as they learn to master each scenario before moving on to the next. Each section builds on previous concepts already learned. The first half of the book incorporates the guided discovery approach, while the latter half uses extra practice sheets to improve understanding of the topics. Each section has an answer key. A placement test and pacing guide is provided for each level. The author states this is a complete program teaching typical topics in the Algebra I and II sequence while preparing students for standardized testing. If students feel they need extra instruction, a video subscription is available from the publisher. Free downloadable tests and a more detailed version of the answer key are also available at the publisher’s website.