Algebra I

Mrs. Tasha Oard

Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra

Algebra is the study of formal symbolic systems. In this class, we will learn how to use one symbolic system to make mathematical calculations much easier than would be otherwise possible. We will learn how the use of symbols for numbers will reveal shortcuts, tricks, and patterns in those numbers that we can exploit to make mathematics less tedious, faster to calculate, and more interesting. Along the way, we will apply this knowledge to geometry, physics, probability, modeling, finances, and more. Most importantly, in this class students will have a chance to learn how to employ the tools of algebra to answer questions of their own devising, in a manner that is clear, correct, and succinct.


All math classes will use Teaching Textbooks. This system lets students watch lectures, do problems, and get immediate grading each day. During class time, students will review past concepts, learn new ones, and solve real-world problems. Email if you would like help deciding which level of math is best for your student.


  • Teaching Textbooks online 12-month subscription for $67.08 or... CDs (new or used).  Be sure used CDs are Version 2.0 or newer which comes with automated grading.

  • Computer with internet access (and CD drive if using CDs).

  • Lined Paper

  • Pencil

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