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Saxon Algebra 1, Part One

Begin High School Math the right way! Saxon Algebra provides all of the content of an algebra course with constant practice of skills for greater knowledge retention. Mrs. Hoeft does all of the grading and provides feedback for each individual child to help them improve their math skills. Office hours are provided on Fridays for extra help and individual attention.

Total classes: 14

Prerequisite: Saxon 8/7, Algebra ½, or equivalent

Suggested grade level: 9th grade and up

Suggested credit: One full semester Math


Did you know that every time you cross the street, algebra saves your life? Yes, you use algebra every day!
This is a high school level algebra course. Students will complete four to five lessons per week with a test every other week. Students must view the recorded lectures before attending class, and then participate in class by working problems when requested and answering questions when called upon. Extra help is offered on Fridays at office hours, and students are encouraged to bring questions to class.


Week One: Lessons 1-5

Topics to Include: review of Pre-Algebra

Week Two: Lessons 6-10

Topics to Include: opposite of a number; area; rules for multiplication and division of integers; inverse operation; division by zero

Week Three: Lessons 11-15

Topics to Include: reciprocal and multiplicative inverse; order of operations; symbols of inclusion; multiplication of integers; evaluating algebraic expressions; surface area

Week Four: Lessons 16-20

Topics to Include: more complicated evaluations; factors and coefficients; terms; distributive property; exponents, powers of negative numbers, roots; volume

Week Five: Lessons 21-24

Topics to Include: product rule for exponents; addition of like terms; numerical and algebraic expressions; equivalent equations; additive and multiplicative property of equality

Week Six: Lessons 25-28

Topics to Include: Solutions of Equations; Distributive Property; Simplifying Decimal Equations; Fractional parts of numbers; Function notation

Week Seven: Lessons 29-32

Topics to Include: distributive property; inequalities; ratio problems; trichotomy axiom; quotient rule for exponents

Week Eight: Lessons 33-36

Topics to Include: addition of like terms; solving multi-variable equations; least common multiple; addition of rational expressions with unequal denominators; range, median, mode, and mean

Week Nine: Lessons 37-40

Topics to Include: conjunctions; percents; polynomials: degree and addition of; multiplication of polynomials; polynomial equations

Week Ten: Lessons 41-44

Topics to Include: graphs of linear equations; addition of rational expressions; power rule for exponent; substitution axiom; complex fractions

Week Eleven Lessons 45-48

Topics to Include: finite and infinite sets; addition of algebraic expressions; percent; rearranging before substitution; geometric solids

Week Twelve: Lessons 49-52

Topics to Include: Sets of Real Numbers; Square roots; Products of square roots; domain; addition of Radical Expressions; Weighted Averages

Week Thirteen: Lessons 53-56

Topics to Include: Simplification of Radical Expressions: Equivalent Equations; Elimination; Complex Fractions; Factoring Trinomials; Probability

Week Fourteen: Review and Final Exam

Materials and Homework

Course Materials: Saxon Algebra I Homeschool Kit, Third Edition

Homework: Students will be required to complete four to five lessons per week (15 problems per lesson), and a 20-question test every other week. Students may bring questions to class, but are asked to attempt all work. Expect to spend 30 to 60 minutes a day on homework.

Important Dates

Class Dates: Mondays, August 28 to December 11, 2023. (No class Sept. 4 for Labor Day or Oct. 30)


Tuesdays, September 5 to December 12, 2023. (No class Oct. 31)

Starting Time:

Mondays: 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central; 11:00 Mountain; 10:00 Pacific)


Tuesdays: 10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central; 8:00 Mountain; 7:00 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes for live classes.

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