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 absolute value
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 factoring
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
Algebra 1 Homeschool Kit Contents
Saxon's secondary mathematics programs have been carefully planned and packaged. All you need to successfully teach each program is included in the homeschool kit. The Algebra 1 homeschool kit includes a textbook, an answer key for homework, and tests with answers.
The Solutions Manual provides step-by-step solutions for each problem in the problem sets. Solutions to test problems are not included.
Please note: The Solutions Manual is a separate purchase from the Algebra 1 homeschool kit.
Saxon books are skill-level books, not grade-level books. It is essential that each student is placed in the text that meets the skill level of the individual.