Algebra 1 is made up of five instructional components: Introduction of the New Increment, Examples with Complete Solutions, Practice of the Increment, Daily Problem Sets, and Cumulative Tests. Algebra 1 covers topics typically treated in a first-year algebra course.
Algebra 1 includes such topics as:
arithmetic and evaluation of expressions involving signed numbers, exponents, and roots
properties of real numbers
equations and inequalities involving absolute value
solution of equations in one unknown
solution of simultaneous equations
the algebra of polynomials and rational expressions
word problems requiring algebra for the solution (such as uniform motion and coin problems)
graphical solution of simultaneous equations
graphs of a variety of functions: linear, quadratic, cubic, square root, absolute value, etc.
translations and reflections of graphs
functional notation and functions
solution of quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square, and quadratic formula
direct and inverse variation
computation of the perimeter and area of two-dimensional regions
computation of the surface area and volume of a wide variety of geometric solids
Note: If your student has less than an 80% proficiencey for Saxon 8/7 it is recommended to start with Algebra 1/2.