COURSE NO. ALG506
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COURSE OVERVIEW
Teaching Textbooks Algebra I Kit
COURSE NOTES
Math should be worked 60 minutes a day, with a quick, refreshing stretch at the 30minute mark. (Don't let your students leave the chair; it takes 20 minutes to round them up again!)
Calculators should NOT be used for daily mathwe homeschoolers, since we are selftaught, need the practicebut MAY be used for quizzes. Students should make 91% or above on their tests and quizzes BEFORE corrections. If they make less then go over their errors with them and reteach those points, then give them the test again.
Algebra is as much about the journey as the destination, meaning that ShowYourWork paper is critical to your students' success in Algebra. Show them a solution manual and tell them their ShowYourWork paper should look like that. Assign two points per problem: one point for the correct answer and one point for the ShowYourWork stepsjust like college!
Note: be sure your students have memorized the OrderofOperations before starting their year. Post the OrderofOperations in their book, on their wall, inked on their knuckleswhatever has to be done!
Credit Information for Students in Grades 9  12: Credits awarded according to hours reported; 37.5 hours = 2.5cr; 75 hours = 5.0cr; max. 2.5cr per quarter; max. 2.5cr per work sample.
Scheduling Suggestions: 5x/wk for 50 to 75 minutes
BOOKS AND MATERIALS
Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1 Kit
This kit includes: 654 page, spiral bound, softcover student text, 111 page softcover Answer key and test bank with answers listed in order of chapter, 1 Test Solution CD, 4 Solution CDs, 3 Lecture and Practice CDs. 18 chapters, 129 lessons. Placement tests and samples can be found at www.teachingtextbooks.com.

LESSON PLANNER
WEEK A
Math should be taught four to five days a week, with 1520 minutes of supervised instruction and 4050 minutes of independent practice. Be sure to 1) make math study cards, 2) always show your work, and 3) log the time you spend on study, practice, and corrections on your Weekly Assignment Sheets.
STUDY PLAN:
Adapt this plan to your specific needs.
1) Read the printed lesson in your book.
2) Watch the lecture on CD.
3) Work any of the five practice problems that seem difficult.
4) Watch the CD lectures that explain those practice problems. These are on the Lecture & Practice CDs.
5) Work all of the problems in the problem set.
6) Grade the assignment.
7) Watch the stepbystep solutions for any problems that were missed. These are on the stepbystep Solutions CDs
Week 1, School Day 1: Gather, organize, and familiarize yourself with the course materials and study plan.
Week 1, School Day 2: Lesson 1—Advanced Arithmetic
Week 1, School Day 3: Lesson 2—The Purpose of Algebra
Week 1, School Day 4: Lesson 3—Undoing and the Golden Rule of Algebra
Week 1, School Day 5: Lesson 4—Undoing Multiplication and Division
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK B
Week 2, School Day 6: Lesson 5—Switching Around
Week 2, School Day 7: Lesson 6—Dumping × and ÷
Week 2, School Day 8: Lesson 7—Percent Problems
Week 2, School Day 9: Lesson 8—Banking and Business
Week 2, School Day 10: Lesson 9—Moon Vacation
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 1
Week 3, School Day 11: Lesson 10—Extending the Concept of Speed
Week 3, School Day 12: Review Chapter
Week 3, School Day 13: Review Chapter
Week 3, School Day 14: Test
Week 3, School Day 15: Lesson 11—Less than Zero
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 2
Week 4, School Day 16: Lesson 12—Negatives in Action
Week 4, School Day 17: Lesson 13—Adding with Negatives
Week 4, School Day 18: Lesson 14—Subtracting with Negatives
Week 4, School Day 19: Lesson 15—Multiplying Negatives
Week 4, School Day 20: Lesson 16—Dividing Negatives
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 3
Week 5, School Day 21: Lesson 17—Undoing Equations with Negatives
Week 5, School Day 22: Lesson 18—Negatives and Fractions
Week 5, School Day 23: Lesson 19—Changing –x to x
Week 5, School Day 24: Review Chapter
Week 5, School Day 25: Review Chapter
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 4
Week 6, School Day 26: Test
Week 6, School Day 27: Lesson 20—Getting the Order Right
Week 6, School Day 28: Lesson 21—Equations Too
Week 6, School Day 29: Lesson 22—Help from the Fraction Bar
Week 6, School Day 30: Lesson 23—Undoing in Reverse Order
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 5
Week 7, School Day 31: Lesson 24—Undoing with Division
Week 7, School Day 32: Lesson 25—More than Two Operations
Week 7, School Day 33: Lesson 26—Simplify First
Week 7, School Day 34: Lesson 27—More Simplifying First
Week 7, School Day 35: Review Chapter
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 6
Week 8, School Day 36: Review Chapter
Week 8, School Day 37: Test
Week 8, School Day 38: Lesson 28—Combining x’s
Week 8, School Day 39: Lesson 29—More on Rates
Week 8, School Day 40: Lesson 30—Invisible Coefficients
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 7
Week 9, School Day 41: Lesson 31—Getting Bigger/Getting Smaller
Week 9, School Day 42: Lesson 32—Two Unknowns
Week 9, School Day 43: Review Chapter
Week 9, School Day 44: Review Chapter
Week 9, School Day 45: Test
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
END OF THE QUARTER: Use this week to catchup in this course or others. Then, organize the section of your Binder for this course and prepare your quarterly progress information: a) discuss with your teachingparent the grade you received for this quarter and why it was assigned; b) fill in the text, progress, and grade information of the Semester Report form for this quarter; and c) select a representative work sample from this quarter’s work, label it, and file it in a safe place with your Semester Report form until you are ready to submit the Semester Reporting packet. Also, please refer to the STAA Handbook for more information about selecting work samples, preparing semester reporting packets, and documenting NonSTAA Courses.
Semester Reporting Due Dates: Semester 1, which includes Quarters 1 and 2, is due before February 28th. Semester 2, which includes Quarters 3 and 4, is due before June 30th.
WEEK 8
Week 10, School Day 46: Lesson 33—Freeing x from Parentheses
Week 10, School Day 47: Lesson 34—More Distributing
Week 10, School Day 48: Lesson 35—Minus Sign Outside
Week 10, School Day 49: Lesson 36—Clashing Knights
Week 10, School Day 50: Lesson 37—Parentheses within Parentheses
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 9
Week 11, School Day 51: Lesson 38—Freeing x from a Fraction (Part 1)
Week 11, School Day 52: Lesson 39—Freeing x from a Fraction (Part 2)
Week 11, School Day 53: Review Chapter
Week 11, School Day 54: Review Chapter
Week 11, School Day 55: Test
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 10
Week 12, School Day 56: Lesson 40—From One Side to the Other
Week 12, School Day 57: Lesson 41—Moving Shortcuts
Week 12, School Day 58: Lesson 42—Chase Scene 205
Week 12, School Day 59: Lesson 43—Mixing It All Up
Week 12, School Day 60: Lesson 44—Mixture Problems Again
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 11
Week 13, School Day 61: Lesson 45—Solving Freestyle
Week 13, School Day 62: Lesson 46—False Equations and Identities
Week 13, School Day 63: Review Chapter
Week 13, School Day 64: Review Chapter
Week 13, School Day 65: Test
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 12
Week 14, School Day 66: Lesson 47—Reducing Fractions
Week 14, School Day 67: Lesson 48—Factoring into Prime Numbers
Week 14, School Day 68: Lesson 49—Reducing Fractions with x’s
Week 14, School Day 69: Lesson 50—Fractions and Parentheses
Week 14, School Day 70: Lesson 51—Distributing in Reverse (Part 1)
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 13
Week 15, School Day 71: Lesson 52—Distributing in Reverse (Part 2)
Week 15, School Day 72: Lesson 53—Multiplying Fractions with x’s
Week 15, School Day 73: Lesson 54—Dividing Fractions with x’s
Week 15, School Day 74: Lesson 55—Adding Fractions with x’s
Week 15, School Day 75: Lesson 56—Subtracting Fractions with x’s
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 14
Week 16, School Day 76: Review Chapter
Week 16, School Day 77: Review Chapter
Week 16, School Day 78: Test
Week 16, School Day 79: Lesson 57—Removing x from a Denominator
Week 16, School Day 80: Lesson 58—More than x in the Bottom
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 15
Week 17, School Day 81: Lesson 59—Ratios and Proportions
Week 17, School Day 82: Lesson 60—Clearing More than One Fraction
Week 17, School Day 83: Lesson 61—When the Denominators Are Different
Week 17, School Day 84: Lesson 62—Finding the Lowest Common Denominator
Week 17, School Day 85: Lesson 63—Clearing Fractions with Complicated Denominators
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 16
Week 18, School Day 86: Review Chapter
Week 18, School Day 87: Review Chapter
Week 18, School Day 88: Test
Week 18, School Day 89: Lesson 64—Raising a Number to a Power
Week 18, School Day 90: Lesson 65—Scientific Notation
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK C
Week 19, School Day 91: Lesson 66—Order of Operations and Powers
Week 19, School Day 92: Lesson 67—Combining Powers
Week 19, School Day 93: Lesson 68—Multiplying Powers
Week 19, School Day 94: Lesson 69—Advanced Distributing
Week 19, School Day 95: Lesson 70—Dividing Powers
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK D
Week 20, School Day 96: Lesson 71—More Scientific Notation
Week 20, School Day 97: Lesson 72—Harder Fractions
Week 20, School Day 98: Lesson 73—Combining Harder Fractions
Week 20, School Day 99: Review Chapter
Week 20, School Day 100: Review Chapter
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 17
Week 21, School Day 101: Test
Week 21, School Day 102: Lesson 74—Root: The Inverse of a Power
Week 21, School Day 103: Lesson 75—Undoing Powers and Roots
Week 21, School Day 104: Lesson 76—Irrational Roots
Week 21, School Day 105: Lesson 77—Estimating Irrationals
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 18
Week 22, School Day 106: Lesson 78—The Pythagorean Theorem
Week 22, School Day 107: Review Chapter
Week 22, School Day 108: Review Chapter
Week 22, School Day 109: Test
Week 22, School Day 110: Lesson 79—Two Solutions
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 19
Week 23, School Day 111: Lesson 80—Undoing Several Operations
Week 23, School Day 112: Lesson 81—The Uncombinables
Week 23, School Day 113: Lesson 82—More Solving by Factoring
Week 23, School Day 114: Lesson 83—Advanced Reverse Distributing
Week 23, School Day 115: Lesson 84—Equations That Won’t Factor Easily
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 20
Week 24, School Day 116: Lesson 85—Completing the Square
Week 24, School Day 117: Lesson 86—Building a Pool Deck
Week 24, School Day 118: Review Chapter
Week 24, School Day 119: Review Chapter
Week 24, School Day 120: Test
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 21
Week 25, School Day 121: Lesson 87—Relationships, Tables, and Equations
Week 25, School Day 122: Lesson 88—Solving for the Other Variable
Week 25, School Day 123: Lesson 89—Calculating Profits
Week 25, School Day 124: Lesson 90—Galileo Analyzes Motion
Week 25, School Day 125: Lesson 91—Kepler Tracks the Planets
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 22
Week 26, School Day 126: Lesson 92—Equations with Several Variables
Week 26, School Day 127: Lesson 93—Newton’s Equation of the Universe
Week 26, School Day 128: Review Chapter
Week 26, School Day 129: Review Chapter
Week 26, School Day 130: Test
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 23
Week 27, School Day 131: Lesson 94—Adding and Subtracting with Several Variables
Week 27, School Day 132: Lesson 95—Multiplying with Several Variables
Week 27, School Day 133: Lesson 96—Distributing with Several Variables
Week 27, School Day 134: Lesson 97—Reducing Fractions with Several Variables
Week 27, School Day 135: Lesson 98—More Reducing with Several Variables
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 24
Week 28, School Day 136: Lesson 99—Finding the Right Pair with Several Variables
Week 28, School Day 137: Lesson 100—Difference of Two Squares
Week 28, School Day 138: Lesson 101—Multiplying and Dividing Fractions with Several Variables
Week 28, School Day 139: Lesson 102—Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Several Variables
Week 28, School Day 140: Lesson 103—EquationSolving Strategies
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 25
Week 29, School Day 141: Lesson 104—Curved Mirrors and Headlights
Week 29, School Day 142: Review Chapter
Week 29, School Day 143: Review Chapter
Week 29, School Day 144: Test
Week 29, School Day 145: Lesson 105—Drawing a Picture
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 26
Week 30, School Day 146: Lesson 106—Graphing Linear Equations
Week 30, School Day 147: Lesson 107—Graphing HigherDegree Equations
Week 30, School Day 148: Lesson 108—Graphing Shortcuts
Week 30, School Day 149: Lesson 109—Graphing Equations with Three Variables
Week 30, School Day 150: Review Chapter
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 27
Week 31, School Day 151: Review Chapter
Week 31, School Day 152: Test
Week 31, School Day 153: Lesson 110—Change in y over Change in x
Week 31, School Day 154: Lesson 111—Different Kinds of Rates
Week 31, School Day 155: Lesson 112—Horizontal and Vertical Lines
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 28
Week 32, School Day 156: Lesson 113—Using the Slope and yIntercept to Graph
Week 32, School Day 157: Lesson 114—Using Rate to Write Linear Equations
Week 32, School Day 158: Lesson 115—What Makes a Line Straight and a Curve Curved?
Week 32, School Day 159: Review Chapter
Week 32, School Day 160: Review Chapter
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 29
Week 33, School Day 161: Test
Week 33, School Day 162: Lesson 116—Solving Systems
Week 33, School Day 163: Lesson 117—Solving by Subtraction
Week 33, School Day 164: Lesson 118—More on the Addition and Subtraction Methods
Week 33, School Day 165: Lesson 119—Solving by Substitution
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 30
Week 34, School Day 166: Lesson 120—Graphing Systems
Week 34, School Day 167: Lesson 121—Special Types of Systems
Week 34, School Day 168: Lesson 122—Complicated Systems
Week 34, School Day 169: Review Chapter
Week 34, School Day 170: Review Chapter
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 31
Week 35, School Day 171: Test
Week 35, School Day 172: Lesson 123—Inequalities
Week 35, School Day 173: Lesson 124—Undoing Inequalities
Week 35, School Day 174: Lesson 125—Undoing Inequalities in Reverse Order
Week 35, School Day 175: Review Chapter
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.
WEEK 32
Week 36, School Day 176: Test
Week 36, School Day 177: Lesson 126—Multiplying Irrationals
Week 36, School Day 178: Lesson 127—Dividing Irrationals
Week 36, School Day 179: Lesson 128—Adding and Subtracting Irrationals
Week 36, School Day 180: Lesson 129—Simplifying Irrationals
WEEKLY TIME GOAL: Four to five hours of math reading, study, coursework, and corrections.