## Algebra 1

**Credits: **1

**Prerequisite: **Pre-algebra

**Recommended: **8th, 9th

**Course Description: **Students will engage in real world and hands-on problem solving while using their developing skills in algebra. Students will learn new material through animations, videos, reading, manipulatives and guided practice. The topics covered in this course include: real numbers, algebraic expressions, graphing to solve inequalities and absolute value, graphing to solve linear equations, systems of equations, factoring polynomial equations, relations and functions, quadratic equations, radical expressions and rational equations.

**Materials**:

- Basic Supplies List (There are no lapbooks in this course.)
- tape measure
- Be patient as several of these resources are a bit slow to load. If nothing happens when you click on something, check your browser to see if a pop-up has been blocked.
- Here is a place you can type in equations and it will show you a solution. Just for times when you are stuck….

**Day 1***

If a link is not working to follow the steps on the FAQ page.

- *Print out your first quarter grading sheet. Save this sheet and record your scores. (Excel version)
- Watch the presentation introducing algebra.
- Read the topic text. (button in the corner)
- Do the practice and review. They are both on the link above.
- Read the definitions and solve the crossword puzzle.
- Watch the presentation on “Why and When” and read the topic text.

**Day 2***

- Go through this lesson on exponents quickly to refresh yourself on the topic.
- Go through this lesson on radicals quickly to refresh yourself on the topic. If you need more help/practice with either of these…
- Complete the learn and practice sections on radicals. (You aren’t going to send your results to anyone.)
- Watch the Order of Operations video below. If you need more of a reminder on how to do it, check it out at Khan Academy.
- *Print out page 4 of this algebra booklet and solve the two order of operations examples on the page.
- When you are done, check your answers and how you got your answers. (Ignore the reference to a video; you saw a different video.)

youtube.com/watch?v=OWyxWg2-LTY

**Day 3**

- Read the lesson on properties of addition and do the guided practice. Then check your answers.
- Read the lesson on properties of multiplication and do the guided practice. Then check your answers.
- Read over these statements of equality.
- Match the terms and their definitions.

**Day 4**

- Watch the video on the distributive property. Copy and work through problems with the teacher.
- Watch the video on the associative and commutative properties. Copy and work through problems with the teacher.
- Do the homework for lesson 1.

**Day 5**

- Complete all the parts of this lesson on the basic laws of arithmetic. Watch the presentation, read the text, do the practice and review.
- Do you remember absolute value?

**Day 6**

- Watch the video on fractions.
- And this fraction review video.
- Simplify some fractions.
- Find some equivalent fractions.

**Day 7**

- Read about real numbers and answer the questions.
- Take a look at the diagram on this page. Make sense of it. :) You can read the page and the examples if you need help understanding it.
- Now, read the lesson on variables, expressions and equations.
- Try writing a few expressions. Scroll down to the exercise.
- Do this “homework” assignment.
- Check your answers.

**Day 8**

- Read the lesson on evaluating expressions. Try the two practice problems.
- (answers: x=2 4-8+1=-3 x=-1 1+4+1=6)
- Practice evaluating expressions at Khan Academy. Watch the short video if necessary/desired, and then do the practice.
- Read page 3 on evaluating expressions, watch the video if necessary, and take the quiz. If you don’t see the quiz, look for the words, “Quiz Group” and click on them.
- Record your quiz score.

**Day 9**

- Watch the lesson on adding rational numbers and adding rational numbers to solve problems.
- Do the problems you can. (There might be strange looking problems called matrices which you haven’t learned. Don’t worry about them if you see them.)
- Watch the video tutor on subtracting radical numbers.
- Try this quiz. (You can skip any matrices.) Record any you got right as extra credit points.

**Day 10**

- Complete all of the parts of this lesson, starting with the warm up and then the presentation on solving equations. Don’t forget to read the topic text.

**Day 11**

- Complete all of the parts of this lesson, starting with the warm up and then the presentation on solving multi-step equations. Don’t forget to read the topic text.

**Day 12***

- Read page 4 on solving problems using equations.
- Before you take the quiz, either watch the first two videos on this Khan Academy list or spend ten minutes working on the first two exercises, whichever you prefer as your way to review, by listening and watching or by doing. The two topics are combining like terms and combining like terms with distribution. Here are the two exercises: one two.
- Don’t worry about the video on the page or the stuff at the bottom of the page.
- Take the quiz. If it says “quiz group” but you don’t see the quiz, click on those words and it should appear. Record your quiz score.
- *Complete the equation writing assignment. Read the directions and follow them!
- Check your answers.

**Day 13**

- Read about the associative, commutative and distributive properties. This should be review. If there is one you are unsure of, you can click on its name to learn more about it. Use the practice examples at the bottom of the page to see if you understand.
- Do the “homework.”
- Check your answers.
- Learn about coefficients of variables and combining like terms in expressions. (You only have to use the videos if you need them. You can just skip to the practice to see if you get. You can also play one of the games.)
- Do the homework assignment.
- Check your answers. If you missed any, go back over them to understand your mistake.

**Day 14**

- Watch “Trick or No Trick.” Now go to page 5 and read about what you just watched and tried.
- Watch the presentation on writing expressions, read the topic text and do the practice and review sections.

**Day 15**

- Scroll down and read page 6′s introduction to equations.
- Read about writing equations and take the quiz on page 7.
- Record your score.
- Watch the video on “one step equation intuition.”
- Complete this practice on writing equations.
- Even though you aren’t recording scores for these other types of practices, they will still count toward your grade for completing them. They will also help you do better on your quizzes and tests, so I suggest always doing your best. In fact, do ALL things as unto the Lord.
- You don’t have to become proficient in these, just see if you can figure some of them out, more writing expressions.

**Day 16**

- Remind yourself about inequalities by reading this page and by clicking on next and reading that page, just two pages.
- You can draw the graphs on paper or on an online tool (choose -5 to 5).
- Answers to the graph problems (open circle on -2 and line to the right; dot or closed circle on five with line to the left)
- Take the test at the bottom of the lesson list. Record your score out of 18. (It tells you at the very bottom after you submit.)
- Note: This gives you the chance for 2 points of extra credit.

**Day 17**

- Complete all of the parts of this lesson on solving for a specific variable. (You can skip the worked examples if you can get all of the practice problems correct.)
- Don’t forget the “topic text.”

**Day 18**

- Do the Get Ready, Learn (several pages), and Practice parts of this lesson on solving equations.
- Whenever you use this site, you have to login (down on the right). The login is easypeasy and allinone .

**Day 19***

- *Complete this worksheet gas prices on gas prices. To complete the chart, you need to find gas prices.
- Here’s the formula for finding the actual cost of gas. Federal Excise Tax + State Excise Tax + Fuel Cost + Fuel Cost (State Sales Tax) = Gas Price
- Record ten points for completing the chart.
- Answer the three discussion questions. The first question also asks you to explain. Add two points for each question you answered correctly, including the explanation. (Total 8 points for that section)
- Here are some example
answers. - Record your score out of 18.

**Day 20***

- *Print out this project and follow the directions to complete each problem.
- Grade your work using the this rubric. You can get up to 3 points for each of the 4 categories. There are a total of 12 possible points.
- Add eight points if you completed all of the portions of the project. Record your score out of 20.

**Day 21**

- Watch the video on solving two step equations with addition and subtraction.
- Scroll down and look at the examples. Then watch the video on two step equations with multiplication and division.
- Go through the three examples. Try them before you click on “next step.”
- Watch the video on solving equations with variables on both sides.
- Try the examples and then check your work.
- Try these problems.
- Check your answers.

**Day 22**

- Play a couple of rounds of Absolutely!
- Complete all of the parts of the lesson on solving equations with absolute value.
- Don’t forget to read the topic text.

**Day 23**

- Complete the get ready, learn pages and the practice for this lesson solving formulas.

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**Day 24**

- Watch the video on how to solve an equation with multiple variables.
- Read the lesson on the same topic.
- Here is one more set of examples.
- Complete the homework assignment.
- Check your answers.

**Day 25**

- Watch this video on solving multi-step equations. Write down problems and work them out along with the teacher unless you learn best just by listening.
- Take the test.
- Record your score out of 18.
- If you need more help with solving multi-step equations, here’s a good place to go. Look down on the right-hand side under Algebra 1 (A) and under topic 6 for more videos.

**Day 26**

**Day 27**

**Day 28**

- Create a proposal. Write it or create a presentation like described in the project assignment.
- Present your proposal. If you wrote a proposal, still present it without reading it.

**Day 29**

- Complete all the parts of the inductive patterns lesson. Don’t forget the topic text.

**Day 30**

- Complete all the parts of the representing patterns lesson. Don’t forget the topic text.

**Day 31**

- Read the definitions on this page.
- Complete the get ready, learn and practice parts of this lesson on solving inequalities.
- Sign in using easypeasy (username) and allinone. (Please remember this for when the site comes up again.)

**Day 32**

- Complete all of the sections of this lesson on writing and solving inequalities.
- Don’t skip the warm-up, topic text or review.

**Day 33***

- Read page 2 (scroll down past the first part) on inequalities. You don’t have to watch the presentation unless you feel you need to.
- Do the activities and answer the quiz questions. The first just has one question. Then there is a quiz of three questions. Record your scores.
- Answer the questions for thought at the bottom of the page for two points each. Record your score.
- Read page 3 as well.
- *Complete the assignment. The equation for the first on is C = .15t Then you substitute in the numbers to find the answers. Make sure you label your answers, for example, 5
**minutes.** - Check your answers.

**Day 34 (There were changes made to assignments from Day 34 to Day 45 on 11/8/13.)**

**Day 35**

- Do lesson 2 on intersections.
- Complete the homework.

**Day 36**

- Complete lesson 3 on unions.
- Complete the homework.

**Day 37**

- Complete lesson 4 on using sets and complete the homework.

**Day 38**

- Complete all of the parts of this lesson on writing and solving inequalities.

**Day 39 (previously Day 37 changed on 11/8/13)**

- Read page four on solving inequalities. Do the activities. You don’t have to watch the video unless you think you need to.
- Complete the quizzes on the page for practice.
- Record your scores for the bottom two quizzes (out of 4 and out of 11).
- Watch the videos OR read the examples on page 5.
- Take the quiz. Record any point you got correct as extra credit.

**Day 40**

- Complete the lesson on compound inequalities. Do each section. You might want to print the lesson summary from the review page.

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**Day 41**

- Read this lesson and watch the videos on graphing inequalities on a number line. (Just this one page)
- Watch the video on graphing inequalities. Videos are more interesting if you take notes. Take notes or draw graphs along with the teacher.
- Complete the homework assignment.
- Check your answers.
- Record your score out of 14.

**Day 42**

- Solve the review problems below.
- -6x = 72 (answer: x = -12)
- -4 = 2x -10 (answer: x = 3)
- 2(3 – 2x) = 4x + 22 (answer: x = -2)

- Go through the lesson on solving inequalities with addition.
- Complete the lesson on solving inequalities. Watch the videos and read through the example.
- Complete the homework assignment.
- Check your answers.

- Record your score out of 14.

**Day 43**

- Read the lesson on solving inequalities with multiplication.
- Work through the lesson on solving inequalities.
- Complete the homework assignment.
- Check your answers.
- Record your score out of 14.

**Day 44**

- Play a two-step equation solving game.
- Play the inequality game.
- If you got it, try the absolute value inequality practice problems.
- If you’re having trouble getting “it,” trying building and solving with models.

**Day 45**

- Read the lesson on solving inequalities.
- Complete the homework assignment.
- Check your answers.
- Record your score out of 13.
- You might want to print the screen for your portfolio.

This is the end of the first quarter. If you are using a paper version, you will add up your scores and divide, your score total/total score. It should be a decimal. Multiply that decimal by 100. That number can be translated into a letter. Your goal is to get an A. Where are you losing points? What can you do to increase your scores? 50% of your final grade could be completing daily assignments, which would mean (if you are completing your daily assignments), that a total of at least 128 for your scores for the first quarter would give you an A so far.

**Day 46***

- *Print out a grading sheet for the second quarter or use the Excel version.
- Complete this lesson on solving absolute value equations and inequalities.

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**Day 47**

- Complete this lesson on solving absolute value equations and inequalities. Make sure you complete all of the parts.

**Day 48**

- Complete this lesson functions and relations.

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**Day 49**

- Complete this lesson on functions and relations.

**Day 50**

- Complete this lesson on evaluating functions.

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**Day 51**

- Complete this lesson domain and range.

**Day 52**

- Complete this lesson on proportional functions.

**Day 53**

- Complete this lesson on linear functions.

**Day 54**

- Complete this lesson on non-linear functions.

**Day 55**

- Read the definitions and complete the crossword.
- Then read pages 2 and 3 (skip the presentations).
- Complete the two quizzes on page 3.
- Record your score for each quiz.
- Play “What Comes Next?” If you start easy, work your way to hard.

**Day 56**

- Complete the tutor session on snowboarding.

**Day 57-58-59-60**

- Complete the design a roller coaster project. Make sure you read the grading rubric before you begin.
- Sample schedule
- Day 1: Complete number one. Look at all of the links on the page.
- Day 2: Design your roller coaster for number 2 and outline paper.
- Day 3: Write your paper.
- Day 4: Create your poster and present it. Keep in mind that there is a grade for presentation.

- This is just a sample schedule. If you need lots of time to write, then you should design your roller coaster on the first day to leave two days for writing. If you don’t finish in four days, you will lose lots of points. You will score poorly. You’ll also have to finish over the weekend! No getting behind.
- Use the rubric to score your project out of 8.
- Add 10 points for completing on time.
- Add 5 points for your paper having a clear intro, at least three points and a conclusion. Take off a point for each of those things that are missing.
- Record your score.
- You might want to keep this for your portfolio.

**Day 61**

- Complete the lesson and homework on the coordinate plane.

**Day 62**

- Read pages 4, 5, 6 and 7. You only have to watch the videos if you need to.
- Try the homework for lesson 3 on intercepts.

**Day 63**

- Complete this lesson on comparing rates of change.

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**Day 64**

- Complete this lesson on rate of change and slope.

**Day 65**

- Complete lessons one and two on slopes and complete the homework for lesson 2.

**Day 66 **

- Complete the lesson on intercepts of linear equations.

**Day 67**

- Complete this lesson on slope-intercept form.

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**Day 68**

- Complete this lesson on graphing equations in slope-intercept form.

**Day 69**

- Complete this lesson on standard form.

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**Day 70**

- Complete this lesson on point-slope form and standard form of linear equations.

**Day 71**

- Complete lessons three and four on finding the slope and complete the homework for lesson 4.

**Day 72**

- Find the slope of the line.
- Watch the video if necessary and then practice the concept of writing equations in point-slope form.

**Day 73**

- Read about the equation of the line and answer the questions.
- Read about point-slope form and answer the questions.
- Play with the graph calculator.

**Day 74**

- Complete the lesson practice test.
- Record your score out of 15.
- Play with the graph calculator.
- Recreate a graph from the calculator on graph paper. Include the equation it represents. Label the parts of the graph and the intercepts.
- Create your own equation and graph.

**Day 75***

- *Print an answer sheet.
- You can print the test or just read the questions online. The answers are in number three. Why shouldn’t you look at them? That would be cheating. Cheating is wrong. In school you would get a zero on your test and could be kicked out of school. Cheating is always a temptation when it comes to tests, but God not only sees what you are doing, He promises a way out when there is a temptation. If it’s too much of a temptation, print out your test and do it away from the computer. The more you resist temptation the stronger you will become. Don’t let sin rule over you like Cain did.
- Check your answers when you are done. Number 4 has an error on the answer key. See the explanations for the correct answer.
- Record your score.
- You might want to keep this test in your records.

**Day 76**

- Complete this lesson on parallel lines.

**Day 77**

- Complete this lesson on perpendicular lines.

**Day 78**

- Complete lessons 1 and 2 on parallel and perpendicular lines. Choose one of the homework assignments to complete.

**Day 79**

- Complete the lesson on linear inequalities and complete the homework.

**Day 80**

- Take the lesson practice test.
- Record your score out of 14.

**Day 81**

- Complete the music downloads activity.
- Play Bermuda Triangle.

**Day 82-83-84-85**

Complete the community service project. (You don’t actually have to do the project; you just have to plan it, but you could do it!)

- You will have a written and oral presentation of your findings.
- Read the problem. (There are links for suggestions. They are not working. Here are two of them: one two. You can search online for others, or just come up with your own.)
- Read the rubric. You will score up to 8 points, 4 for the written content, and 4 for the oral presentation.
- You have four days. Reread the directions and make a list of everything you need to do. Make a plan for how you are going to finish on time. It’s okay to get ahead of schedule, but not behind.
- Give yourself ten points for completing this assignment on time.
- Score the different portions of your project according to the rubric.
- Record your score out of 18.

- Complete this temperature project. *Print the worksheet from part 2.
- Check your answers.
- Give yourself 2 points for each correct answer.
- Give yourself 2 points for completing the table with your data.
- Record your score out of ten.
- On Day 86 you need measurements from hopefully at least 8 different people. Take a look at what you’ll need to do and maybe get started today.

**Day 87**

- Take this quiz.
- Record your score as extra credit.
- Complete this height project.
- Try to get at least 4 girls/women and four boys/men, including yourself.
- Complete parts 1 and 2.

**Day 88**

- Complete your height project.
- Take graph paper and put a project title on it.
- Make two tables of data, one for the boys and one for the girls.
- Graph the three equations for each set of data. You can make two graphs (one for boys and one for girls) and use different colors for the three different equation lines.

- Use your graphs to predict the heights of your parents (or other adults you measured). Measure their real heights and see how close they came.
- Write a paragraph summary of what you did, what seems to be the best equation for predicting height and why.
- You can include this in your portfolio.

**Day 89**

- Complete the skateboarding activity.
- Play “What’s More?“

**Day 90**

- The SATs are a test you’ll take in 11th grade. It is required by colleges. You will need a good score to show the college of your choice that you will be a good student. A good score also shows that you’ve been learning something and not just home playing video games.
- In 10th grade you can take a practice test called the PSATs. Some schools give full scholarships to students who score very high. That could save your parents $100,000! So do your best :)
- When you take the PSATs or SATs, you need to know how to play the game. It’s a bit of a game and knowing the rules will help you win.
- You get one point for each correct answer. You get zero points for anything left blank. You lose a quarter of a point if you get one wrong. So it’s not a good idea to just guess. If you can eliminate at least one answer, then your odds of guessing the right one increase and statistically speaking, it’s in your favor to guess. If you can eliminate two or more of the answers, then you really should guess at the answer. Of course it’s best to know the answer!
- Take a look at these PSAT math practice questions.
- Here’s another reason not to cheat. The truth has a way of making itself known. If your PSAT/SAT scores don’t match up with your grades, everyone will know something is up. Just copying answers won’t help you learn anything and it will eventually show if you aren’t learning.
- The PSAT and the SAT are also timed tests. You have to stop when time is up. Give it a try.

- You have 15 minutes to take this test.
- Get the timer ready and then begin. If you have time left over, go back and look over your answers to make sure you are happy with them.
- Write an equation to find your score. Your
**S**core equals the total**C**orrect minus one fourth of the number**I**ncorrect. - (correct equation: S = C – .25I) You can use a calculator to find your score.
- Try it again. Give yourself fifteen minutes to complete this test.
- Figure out your score.
- Add them together. Record your score out of 30.

This is the end of the second quarter. If you are using a paper version, you will add up all of your scores and divide, your score total/total score. It should be a decimal. Multiply that decimal by 100. That number can be translated into a letter. Your goal is to get an A. Where are you losing points? What can you do to increase your scores? 50% of your final grade could be completing daily assignments, which would mean (if you are completing your daily assignments), that a total of at least 96 for your scores for the first quarter would give you an A so far.

**Day 91(*)**

- (*)Print out the third quarter grading sheet or use the Excel version.
- Complete this lesson on solving systems of equations by graphing.

**Day 92**

- Read pages 9 and 10. (Don’t worry if you can’t get the graphs to interact with you; it’s not necessary.)
- Take the quiz.
- Record your score.
- Do the “Practice.” Use the lesson if needed. (Sign in using easypeasy (username) and allinone.)

**Day 93**

- Complete this lesson on solving systems of equations by substitution.

**Day 94**

- Read page 11 on solving systems of equations by substitution.
- Practice at Khan Academy.

**Day 95**

- Complete this lesson on mixture problems.
- Read page 12 on real-world examples.

**Day 96**

- Complete this lesson on solving systems of equations by elimination. Do all the parts!

**Day 97**

- Practice solving systems of equations with elimination.
- Read page 13 and take the quiz.
- Record your score.

**Day 98**

- Complete the lesson on the application of systems of equations.

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**Day 99**

- Complete the lesson on rate of change.

**Day 100**

- Complete this lesson on linear programming.

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**Day 101**

- Complete the tutor session on mixing punch.
- Play apples and oranges.

**Day 102**

- Take the test on page 16.
- Record your score out of 26.
- Play the hardest level of apples and oranges if you didn’t before.

**Day 103**

- Complete this lesson on exponents.

**Day 104**

- Complete this lesson on scientific notation.

**Day 105**

- Complete this lesson on the properties of exponents.

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**Day 106**

- Review exponents and answer the questions.
- Watch the video on how to multiply with exponents.
- Click on this example of multiplying with exponents.
- Complete the homework assignment. You can use a calculator on exponent questions if a calculator would be useful to you. This is true on any given day.
- Check your answers.

**Day 107**

- Review exponents and read about raising powers to a power. (Skip over negative powers and division. You can skip the video too; you’ve already seen it.)
- Carefully study these two examples. Then use them to complete the assignment below.
- Complete the homework assignment.
- Check your answers.

**Day 108**

- Read about negative exponents and try several of the questions.
- Review the rules of exponents as needed. Read about negative exponents and division.
- Carefully read through these examples.
- Try these two practice problems.
- Complete the lesson practice test.
- Check your answers.
- Record your score out if 20.

**Day 109**

- Complete this lesson on simplifying expressions with exponents.

**Day 110***

- *Print an answer sheet.
- (*) Take the chapter test. NOTE! On number 6, the second exponent looks like an 8, but it’s not.
**It’s a 6**. You don’t have to print this. You can read it online, but you might want a sample for your portfolio. - Check your answers. (explanations for answers)
- Record your score out of 15.
- You can include this test in your portfolio.
- You have 15 minutes to take this test.
- Get the timer ready and then begin.Your
**S**core equals the total**C**orrect minus one fourth of the number**I**ncorrect. S = C – .25I You can use a calculator to find your score. - Record your score out of 15.

**Day 111**

- Complete this lesson on the application of the Pythagorean Theorem.

**Day 112**

- Complete this lesson on simplifying radical expressions.

**Day 113**

- Complete this lesson on simplifying radicals.

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**Day 114**

- Complete this lesson on Solving Radical Equations.

**Day 115**

- Complete this lesson on Applying Radical Equations.

**Day 116**

- Complete this lesson on Fractional Exponents.

**Day 117**

- Complete this lesson on Calculating Miles.
- Play Pythagoras Proof.

**Day 118 (Materials: tape measure)**

- Complete this activity from NROC. You will select three rectangular locations to measure. After measuring the length and width of each location, you will use the Pythagorean Theorem to calculate the length of the diagonal. Then you will measure the actual distance of the diagonal. How accurate were your calculations compared to your measurements.
- You can choose something like a table or door. If you have access, why not try a football field or some other larger rectangle. Make sure you are able to measure the diagonal. (You could use string to measure and then measure the string at home.)

**Day 119**

- What does mono mean?
- Read over this lesson on monomials. Study the examples.
- Do the homework assignment.
- Check your answers.

**Day 120**

- Complete this lesson on multiplying and dividing monomials.

**Day 121**

- Watch the movie on multiplying and dividing monomials.
- You can take the quiz to practice.
- Now complete numbers 3 – 18 of this practice test.
- Check your answers.
- Record your score out of 15. (potential for an extra credit point)

**Day 122**

- What does poly mean?
- Complete this lesson on polynomials.

**Day 123**

- Complete this lesson on adding and subtracting polynomials.

**Day 124***

- *Print out this worksheet to take notes on while you watch the video below.
- Watch this video on multiplying binomials.
- Practice multiplying binomials. The access code is right under the title.

**Day 125**

- Complete this lesson on multiplying polynomials.

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**Day 126**

- Complete the lesson on multiplying binomials.
- Take the lesson practice test.
- Check your answers.
- Record your score out of 20.

**Day 127**

- Complete this lesson on the special products of polynomials.

**Day 128**

- Complete the tutoring session on Roman Numerals and polynomials.
- Play the Polynomial Poke puzzle.

**Day 129**

- Read about what’s a factor.
- Do this lesson on factoring a polynomial.

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**Day 130**

- Complete this lesson on factoring polynomials and the distributive property.
- If you would rather read than watch the worked problems video, you can do that here.

**Day 131**

**Day 132**

- Complete the lesson on factoring trinomials by grouping 1.

**Day 133**

- Complete the lesson factoring trinomials.

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**Day 134**

- Complete the lesson factoring trinomials by grouping 2.

**Day 135**

- Complete this lesson on factoring trinomials.

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This is the end of the third quarter. If you are using a paper version, you will add up your scores and divide, your score total/total score. It should be a decimal. Multiply that decimal by 100. That number can be translated into a letter. How are your grades? What do you need to do?

**Day 136(*)**

- (*)Print out your new grading sheet or use the Excel version.
- Complete this lesson factoring special products.

**Day 137**

- Complete this lesson on factoring special cases.

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**Day 138***

- Watch this video lesson, factoring perfect squares.
- *Take notes as you watch.
- Take the quiz.
- Add eight to your score and record it. (I made a change, but I left the score sheet the same.)

**Day 139**

- Do the lesson on perfecting the soccer long kick.
- Do the Math Factors puzzle.

**Day 140***

- Watch this video on factoring trinomials.
- *Take notes as you watch.
- Take the quiz. The access code is under the title.
- Add four to your score and record it out of 14.

**Day 141***

- *Print the worksheet on part 2.
- Complete the project.
- Give yourself ten points for completing the project, following all of the directions and answering the questions. Explain the project to someone.
- Record your score.
- Check your answers.

**Day 142***

- *Print an answer sheet.
- (*) Take the test. You don’t have to print this. You can read it online, but you might want a sample for your portfolio.
- Check your answers. (explanations of answers)
- Record your score out of 15.
- You can include this test in your portfolio.
- You have 15 minutes to take this test. This is PSAT/SAT practice. Remember, incorrect answers count against you. If you have no idea, skip it. If you can eliminate at least one answer, it’s in your best interest to guess.
- Get the timer ready and then begin.Your
**S**core equals the total**C**orrect minus one fourth of the number**I**ncorrect. S = C – .25I You can use a calculator to find your score. - Record your score out of 15.

**Day 143**

- Complete this lesson on solving quadratic equations by factoring.

**Day 144**

- Complete this lesson on graphing quadratic functions.

**Day 145***

- Watch this video on graphing quadratic functions.
- *Take notes as you watch.
- Answer the questions.

**Day 146**

- Complete this lesson solving quadratic equations by using square roots.

**Day 147**

- Complete this lesson on solving quadratic equations by completing the square.

**Day 148***

- Watch this video lesson on the quadratic formula.
- *Take notes as you watch.
- Try some problems.

**Day 149**

- Complete this lesson on solving quadratic equations using the quadratic formula.

**Day 150**

- Complete this lesson on creating quadratic equations.

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**Day 151**

- Complete this lesson on the application of the quadratic formula.

**Day 152**

- Complete this lesson on linear, exponential and quadratic models.

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**Day 153**

- Complete this lesson on non-linear systems.

**Day 154**

- Complete this tutor session on rocket trajectory.
- Figure out the shape shifter puzzle.

**Day 155***

- Complete the project.
- *Print the worksheet to record your data.
- You can’t use that online calculator, but here are others. Calculator Quadratic Equation Solver with Graph
- You can see some suggestions for completing the project. Scroll down to Day 155.

**Day 156**

- Complete the lesson on Simplifying Rational Expressions.

**Day 157**

- Complete the lesson on Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions.

**Day 158**

- Complete the lesson on Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions.

**Day 159**

- Complete the lesson on Solving Rational Equations.

**Day 160**

- Complete the lesson on Applying Rational Equations.

**Day 161**

- You are going to do a version of the project: Work it out!
- Complete problem 1.
- Check your answers.
- Then you will follow the directions for part 2, but you only need to find two people. You
*can*use three people, but you don’t have to. Choose an activity. Some ideas are setting the table or cleaning up the legos. There are more ideas on the page. Each person has to do the same activity. You don’t need pictures. Record their times. - Solve for rate as directed in part 3.
- For part four, have everyone whom you timed in part 2 work together to do the same activity and time yourselves. Calculate your percent error.
- Answer the questions in part 5. Compare your results to the result of your equation. State your conclusion.
- You will stop at part five and not go beyond that in the directions.
- You get two points for each of the five parts that you completed. (up to 10 points)

**Day 162**

- Before we review for the final exam of the course, we are going to have a mini course on probability.
- Complete the lesson on Events and Outcomes (Counting).

**Day 163**

- Complete this lesson on Probability of Independent Events.

**Day 164**

- Complete this lesson on Permutations and Combinations.

**Day 165**

- Complete this lesson on Probability of Dependent Events.

**Day 166(*)**

- (*)Complete the probability worksheet.
- Check your answers.

**Day 167**

- Answer the probability questions.
- Record your score out of 18. (Potential for extra credit)

**Day 168**

- Read the lesson on geometric probability and try the practice problem.
- Review the solution.

**Day 169**

- Complete the tutor activity on game design.
- Play Bargain Time.

**Day 170**

- When you take the PSAT and SAT you will be testing for a couple of hours. Here is a short taste of it.
- You have 15 minutes to take this test.
- Get the timer ready and then begin.Your
**S**core equals the total**C**orrect minus one fourth of the number**I**ncorrect. S = C – .25I You can use a calculator to find your score. - Record your score out of 15.
- You have 15 minutes to take this test.
- Get the timer ready and then begin.Your
**S**core equals the total**C**orrect minus one fourth of the number**I**ncorrect. S = C – .25I You can use a calculator to find your score. - Record your score out of 15.
- You have 15 minutes to take this test.
- Get the timer ready and then begin.Your
**S**core equals the total**C**orrect minus one fourth of the number**I**ncorrect. S = C – .25I You can use a calculator to find your score. - Record your score out of 15.

**Day 171**

- Choose a project to complete by Day 179. Follow the directions. You won’t be working with classmates, but follow the directions in ways that make sense. You will be doing the final presentation project, creating a website, poster, etc. as described in the directions. Present your project to your family/friends at the conclusion. You can send something from your project (link, photo, video) to me to post on the hall of fame if you like!

- You are responsible for finishing this on time. Make a plan of action as to when you need to be finished with each portion of the project.
- Scoring
- You get 10 points for finishing on time.
- You get 15 points total for following directions and completing each problem section. Lose 5 points for any section skipped.
- Were you able to make yourself clear? Did your audience understand the problem, solution, and why you came to that conclusion? If so, give yourself 15 points. Lose 5 points each if you did not make clear the problem, solution or why.
- You get up to 10 points for how nice your project looks. Did you take care to do your best? Have someone else judge!

**Day 172**

- Here is a study packet for your final. You don’t have to print it. It is a summary of the lessons from the course. On Day 180 you will be taking a final exam. It has 50 questions. Figure out how many lessons you should look through each day to go through them all by Day 180.
- Things you are unsure of, take out a pencil and try the example problem.
- You might to read the lesson summaries out loud to help you remember them, or pretend you are teaching the material to someone else.
- These are study techniques. In college you will be taking tests. Before the test you will study, review the material, to remind yourself of what you’ve learned.
- Today, study.
- Don’t forget your project.

**Day 173**

- If you want more videos to go over any specific material, this is a good place to look for them. They are listed as “watch” under the topics on the right under Algebra 1 A and B.
- Continue to review the packet of lesson summaries and use the videos as needed.
- Also, work on your project.

**Day 174**

- Use page one to review.
- Take the quiz, but DON’T record your score. Use the quiz to help you see what you need to look at again and practice.

**Day 175**

- Use page two to review.
- Take the quiz, but DON’T record your score. Use the quiz to help you see what you need to look at again and practice.

**Day 176**

- Use page three to review.
- Take the quiz, but DON’T record your score. Use the quiz to help you see what you need to look at again and practice.

**Day 177**

- Use page four to review.

**Day 178**

- Try one last timed test.
- You have 40 minutes.
- Score yourself minus a quarter point for each incorrect answer.
- Record your score out of 30. (I always give you leeway on the timed tests. That won’t happen at the real thing. I do it because I don’t have an official time guideline to go by and because you haven’t learned from the course that the test is from. I didn’t teach to test, as they say.)

**Day 179**

- Today you must finish and present your project. Grade it along with your parents. The scoring is detailed in Day 171.

**Day 180***

- *Print your answer sheet.
- Take your final exam.
- Check your answers.
- Record your score.
- You can include this test in your portfolio.
- Figure your course grade. Enter on your fourth quarter grading sheet your total score for each quarter. Divide by the total score from all four quarters. That can be your grade, but I also think you can award up to half of the grade for completing the daily assignments. Then you would take the grade you just calculated, divide it in half and add it to 50, or whatever grade you deem appropriate. Example of the scoring calculation:
- four quarters total: 126 + 115 + 110 + 233 = 584
- dividing by total possible 584/ 669 = .87*100 = 87%
- dividing in half for being worth half the grade: 44%
- 100% completion of daily assignments, readings, homework, etc.
- Half of that 100% for being worth half of the final grade: 50%
- Final grade would be: 50 + 44 = 94%, A

Summer School: If you want to practice for the PSATs, here is one place to do it.