Course: Teaching Textbooks: Algebra 1

Teacher: Joe Komarnicki

Time: Tuesday 2:30 to 4:00

Cost: $350 per semester

Curriculum Description

The Algebra 1 course utilizes Teaching Textbooks Curriculum. Teaching Textbooks is a comprehensive curriculum covering all the mathematical topics needed to be successful for Algebra 1. In addition, the program utilizes a computer-based technology to track a student’s progress with the different lessons, quizzes, and tests. Furthermore, an automatic grade book feature generates reports for practice problems, assigned problems, and quizzes. More importantly, the curriculum is student and parent friendly. For instance, the grade book can be edited, so the parent or teacher can delete the record for a problem or an entire lesson if students need to redo them. Moreover, the program contains step-by-step video lectures explaining all the mathematical concepts introduced in each chapter as well as tutorial videos for every problem in the program. The students can watch and re watch the lesson videos as many times as they need in order to ensure mastery. In total, the Teaching Textbooks program contains over 150 hours of recorded tutorial videos. It is as if the student has “on call” access to his or her own private tutor. Also, students are able to check their accuracy after completing each math problem which provides immediate and much needed feedback for the student. This feature is very powerful motivating them to want to learn more. Lastly, the extensive tutorial support ensures the student will understand the material and, in turn, benefiting the parent that might struggle with teaching their student(s) challenging mathematical concepts.

Class Description:

In this Algebra course, the student will utilize Teaching Textbooks to cover the standard topics, including: fractions, decimals, geometric concepts, algebraic equations, dealing with x, slope-intercept, order of operations, powers, scientific notation, graphing, inequalities, and more.

Learning Materials:

- Teaching Textbook - Algebra 1 Textbook
- Teaching Textbook - Algebra 1 Answer Key
- Teaching Textbook - Algebra 1 CD-ROM Set: 2.0 or Teacher Textbooks - Online version: 3.0

Learning Activities: The student will complete lessons as per the general timeline below, using the workbook and CD’s or the online workbook. Each lesson consists of video instruction and new material practice. Weekly quizzes will be given on new material taught.

Chapter Topics

Chapter 1: Algebra Basics

Chapter 2: Working with Integers

Chapter 3: Order of Operations

Chapter 4: Combining Like Terms

Chapter 5: Equation-Solving Techniques

Chapter 6: x’s on Both Sides

Chapter 7: Rational Expressions

Chapter 8: Solving Rational Equations

Chapter 9: Powers and Exponents

Chapter 10: Radical Expressions

Chapter 11: Quadratic Equations

Chapter 12: Powers, Polynomials, and Radicals

Chapter 13: More on Polynomials and Rational Expressions

Chapter 14: Graphing Functions and Slope

Chapter 15: Rate of Change and Slope

Chapter 16: Systems of Equations

Chapter 17: Inequalities and Radicals

Chapter 18: Absolute Value and the Function Concept

Chapter 19: Statistics and Probability