Algebra 1 Syllabus
Mondays at LAC, 2015-2016
Mr. Owens
Week What to do this week Assignments
Week 1
Week of
09/14/15
☐   Section 1.1: Variables and Expressions
☐   Section 1.2: Order of Operations
☐   Section 1.3: Equations
☐   HW 1A
☐   Section 1.4: Translating Words into Expressions
☐   Section 1.5: Translating Words into Equations
☐   Section 1.6: Recognizing Facts, Drawing Diagrams
☐   HW 1B
Due 09/21:
   HW 1A
   HW 1B
Week 2
Week of
09/21/15
☐   Section 1.7: Solving Problems
☐   HW 1C
☐   Section 1.8: Positive and Negative, Inequalities
☐   Section 1.9: Absolute Value
☐   HW 1D
☐   HW 1E (Honors)
☐   Chapter 1 Test
Due 09/28:
   HW 1C
   HW 1D
   HW 1E (Honors)
   Chapter 1 Test
Week 3
Week of
09/28/15
☐   Section 2.1: Assumptions about Real Numbers
☐   Section 2.2: The Number Line and Addition
☐   Section 2.3: Addition of Real Numbers
☐   Section 2.4: Subtraction
☐   HW 2A
☐   Section 2.5: The Distributive Property
☐   Section 2.6: Properties of Multiplication
☐   HW 2B
Due 10/05:
   HW 2A
   HW 2B
Week 4
Week of
10/05/15
☐   Section 2.7: Consecutive Integers, Even and Odd
☐   Section 2.8: Reciprocals
☐   HW 2C
☐   Section 2.9: Division with Real Numbers
☐   HW 2D
☐   HW 2E (Honors)
☐   Chapter 2 Test
Due 10/12:
   HW 2C
   HW 2D
   HW 2E (Honors)
   Chapter 2 Test
Week 5
Week of
10/12/15
☐   Section 3.1: Equations with Addition and Subtraction
☐   Section 3.2: Equations with Multiplication and Division
☐   HW 3A
☐   Section 3.3: Solving Equations in Multiple Steps
☐   HW 3B
Due 10/19:
   HW 3A
   HW 3B
Week 6
Week of
10/19/15
☐   Section 3.4: Translating Word Problems into Equations
☐   Section 3.5: Equations with Variables on Both Sides
☐   HW 3C
☐   Section 3.6: Organizing Information with Charts
☐   HW 3D
☐   Section 3.7: Techniques for Transforming Equations
☐   HW 3E (Honors)
☐   Chapter 3 Test
Due 10/26:
   HW 3C
   HW 3D
   HW 3E (Honors)
   Chapter 3 Test
Week 7
Week of
10/26/15
☐   Section 4.1: Exponential Notation
☐   Section 4.2: Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
☐   HW 4A
☐   Section 4.3: Multiplying Polynomials
☐   Section 4.4: Raising Monomials to a Power
☐   HW 4B
☐   Section 4.5: Multiplying Polynomials by Monomials
Due 11/02:
   HW 4A
   HW 4B
Week 8
Week of
11/02/15
☐   Section 4.6: Multiplying Polynomials
☐   HW 4C
☐   Section 4.7: Formulas
☐   Section 4.8: Distance, Rate and Time Problems
☐   Section 4.9: Problems Involving Area
☐   Section 4.10: Problems with no Solution
☐   HW 4D (Honors)
☐   Chapter 4 Test
Due 11/09:
   HW 4C
   HW 4D (Honors)
   Chapter 4 Test
Week 9
Week of
11/09/15
☐   Section 5.1: Factoring Integers
☐   HW 5A
☐   Section 5.2: Dividing Monomials
☐   Section 5.3: Dividing a Monomial by a Polynomial
☐   HW 5B
☐   Section 5.4: Multiplying Binomials
Due 11/16:
   HW 5A
   HW 5B
Week 10
Week of
11/16/15
☐   Section 5.5: The Difference of Two Squares
☐   HW 5C
☐   Section 5.6: Squaring Binomials
☐   Section 5.7: Factoring Quadratics
☐   Section 5.8: Factoring Polynomials
☐   HW 5D
Due 11/30:
   HW 5C
   HW 5D
Week 11
Week of
11/30/15
☐   Section 5.9: Factoring Polynomials
☐   Section 5.10: Factoring by Grouping Terms
☐   Section 5.11: Combining Factoring Methods
☐   Section 5.12: Using Factoring to Solve Equations
☐   HW 5E (Honors)
☐   Chapter 5 Test
Due 12/07:
   HW 5E (Honors)
   Chapter 5 Test
Week 12
Week of
12/07/15
☐   Review for Exam Due 12/14:
Week 13
Week of
12/14/15
☐   Semester 1 Exam Due 01/04:
Week 14
Week of
01/04/16
☐   Section 6.1: Simplifying Fractions
☐   HW 6A
☐   Section 6.2: Multiplying Fractions
☐   Section 6.3: Dividing Fractions
☐   HW 6B
Due 01/11:
   HW 6A
   HW 6B
Week 15
Week of
01/11/16
☐   Section 6.4: Least Common Denominators
☐   Section 6.5: Adding and Subtracting Fractions
☐   HW 6C
☐   Section 6.6: Mixed Numbers and Expressions
☐   Section 6.7: Dividing Polynomials
☐   HW 6D
☐   HW 6E (Honors)
☐   Chapter 6 Test
Due 01/18:
   HW 6C
   HW 6D
   HW 6E (Honors)
   Chapter 6 Test
Week 16
Week of
01/18/16
☐   Section 7.1: Ratios
☐   Section 7.2: Proportions
☐   HW 7A
☐   Section 7.3: Equations with Fractional Coefficients
Due 01/25:
   HW 7A
Week 17
Week of
01/25/16
☐   Section 7.4: Fractional Equations
☐   HW 7B
☐   Section 7.5: Percents
☐   HW 7C
☐   Section 7.6: Percent Problems
Due 02/01:
   HW 7B
   HW 7C
Week 18
Week of
02/01/16
☐   Section 7.7: Mixture Problems
☐   Section 7.8: Work Problems
☐   Section 7.9: Negative Exponents
☐   Section 7.10: Scientific Notation
☐   HW 7D
☐   Chapter 7 Test
Due 02/08:
   HW 7D
   Chapter 7 Test
Week 19
Week of
02/08/16
☐   Section 8.1: Equations with Two Variables
☐   Section 8.2: The Cartesian Coordinate System
☐   HW 8A
☐   Section 8.3: Graphing Equations of Lines
☐   HW 8B
☐   Section 8.4: Slope
☐   HW 8C
Due 02/15:
   HW 8A
   HW 8B
   HW 8C
Week 20
Week of
02/15/16
☐   Section 8.5: Direct Variation Equations
☐   HW 8D
☐   Section 8.6: Slope-Intercept Form
☐   HW 8E
☐   Section 8.7: Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Due 02/22:
   HW 8D
   HW 8E
Week 21
Week of
02/22/16
☐   Section 8.8: Point-Slope Form
☐   HW 8F
☐   Section 8.9: Introduction to Functions
☐   HW 8G
☐   Section 8.10: Inverse Variation
☐   HW 8H
☐   Chapter 8 Test
Due 02/29:
   HW 8F
   HW 8G
   HW 8H
   Chapter 8 Test
Week 22
Week of
02/29/16
☐   Section 9.1: Solving Systems by Graphing
☐   HW 9A
☐   Section 9.2: Solving Systems by Substitution
☐   HW 9B
☐   Section 9.3: Word Problems with Two Variables
☐   HW 9C
Due 03/07:
   HW 9A
   HW 9B
   HW 9C
Week 23
Week of
03/07/16
☐   Section 9.4: Combining Linear Equations
☐   Section 9.5: Multiplying and Combining Equations
☐   HW 9D
☐   Section 9.6: Wind and Water Currents
☐   HW 9E, HW 9F (Honors)
☐   Chapter 9 Test
Due 03/14:
   HW 9D
   HW 9E
   HW 9F (Honors)
   Chapter 9 Test
Week 24
Week of
03/14/16
☐   Section 10.1: Inequalities and the Number Line
☐   HW 10A
☐   Section 10.2: Solving Inequalities
☐   HW 10B
☐   Section 10.3: Problem Solving with Inequalities
☐   HW 10C
☐   Section 10.4: Combined Inequalities
Due 03/21:
   HW 10A
   HW 10B
   HW 10C
Week 25
Week of
03/21/16
☐   Section 10.5: Absolute Value Inequalities
☐   HW 10D
☐    (section 10.6 is deliberately omitted)
☐   Section 10.7: Graphing Linear Inequalities
☐   HW 10E
☐   Section 10.8: Systems of Linear Inequalities
☐   HW 10F, HW 10G (Honors)
☐   Chapter 10 Test
Due 03/28:
   HW 10D
   HW 10E
   HW 10F
   HW 10G (Honors)
   Chapter 10 Test
Week 26
Week of
03/28/16
☐   Section 11.1: Rational Numbers
☐   Section 11.2: Decimal Forms of Rational Numbers
☐   HW 11A
☐   Section 11.3: Rational Square Roots
☐   Section 11.4: Irrational Square Roots
☐   HW 11B
Due 04/11:
   HW 11A
   HW 11B
Week 27
Week of
04/11/16
☐   Section 11.5: Square Root Expressions and Equations
☐   HW 11C
☐   Section 11.6: The Pythagorean Theorem
☐   Section 11.7: Multiplication and Division with Radicals
☐   HW 11D
Due 04/18:
   HW 11C
   HW 11D
Week 28
Week of
04/18/16
☐   Section 11.8: Adding and Subtracting Radicals
☐   Section 11.9: Multiplying Binomials with Radicals
☐   HW 11E
☐   Section 11.10: Solving Radical Equations
☐   HW 11F, HW 11G
☐   HW 11H (Honors)
☐   Chapter 11 Test
Due 04/25:
   HW 11E
   HW 11F
   HW 11G
   HW 11H (Honors)
   Chapter 11 Test
Week 29
Week of
04/25/16
☐   Section 12.1: Quadratics with Perfect Squares
☐   Section 12.2: Completing the Square
☐   HW 12A
☐   Section 12.3: The Quadratic Formula
☐   HW 12B
Due 05/02:
   HW 12A
   HW 12B
Week 30
Week of
05/02/16
☐   Section 12.4: Quadratic Equations, the Discriminant
☐   HW 12C
☐   Section 12.5: Solving Quadratic Equations
☐   HW 12D (Honors)
☐   Chapter 12 Test
Due 05/09:
   HW 12C
   HW 12D (Honors)
   Chapter 12 Test
Week 31
Week of
05/09/16
☐   Review for Semester 2 Exam Due 05/16:
Week 32
Week of
05/16/16
☐   Semester 2 Exam