Algebra I



Tracey Reagan

Course Time:
Algebra I A:  Tuesdays & Thursdays
Algebra I B:  Tuesdays & Thursdays
Please note, Algebra I A & B are identical classes offered in two different periods.
Both A & B sections meet twice per week.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Students need to have completed Pre-Algebra.  

  • Students scoring a B or better in a pre-requisite class taken at WHCT
    are not required to take a placement test for the next level class.

  • All other students must pass a short placement test prior to registration.


Course Text and Calculator: 


  • Prentice Hall Algebra I  2011 Edition

      Please note: 2011 Edition Only

      ISBN-  0133500403


  • Prentice Hall Algebra 1 Student Companion
    ISBN-  0133688925


  • any graphing calculator approved for use on the ACT
    (TI-84 Plus preferred)




Course Description:

Algebra I includes the study of algebraic expressions, properties, equations and inequalities, integers and rational numbers, proportional reasoning, graphing functions, slope, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, and radicals. 

A variety of geometry topics are also introduced.

MathXL will provide students the opportunity to get online example problems worked for every section in the text.

Course Class Time:

  • Students are expected to bring all materials to class and arrive on time, ready to participate.

  • Class time will include review problems, student questions, introduction to new concepts, and opportunities to work on new problems.

  • Students will have opportunities to work in groups.

  • There will be occasional in-class quizzes, sometimes unannounced.



Course Homework Requirements:

  • All homework assignments are to be completed in pencil, legiible,
    and in the format the tutor provides.

  • Homework will consist of reviewing the lesson, completing problems from the book
    or handouts, and/or working problems online in MathXL.

  • Weekly assignments will be emailed to the students and parent at the beginning of 
    each week and will also be available on Schoology.

  • Assignments will be due the following Tuesday with the assignment sheet stapled to
    the top and initialed by the parent.


  • Students/parents should be diligent to get assistance as needed during the week on assignments. You are welcome to email or call me for help!

  • Students can expect to spend 4-5 hours per week on homework.


  • Chapter tests will be given upon the completion of each chapter and may
    be a combination of handwritten tests and MathXL tests.

  • Tests will need to be proctored by a parent and will come home in a
    signed, sealed envelope. They are to be returned in the provided envelope,
    sealed, with a parent signature on the seal.

  • Occasionally, tests will be given in-class.

  • Tests will be announced as closed book/closed note OR open book/open note
    at the discretion of the tutor.


  • 40%  homework

  • 50%  tests

  • 10%  midterm / final

Specific Requirements:

  • Internet access is required for MathXL.

Course Supplies:

  • textbook

  • student companion book

  • ACT-approved graphing calculator (TI-84+ preferred)

  • binder w. 3 dividers  -labeled Notes, Homework, Quizzes/Exams

  • pencils / colored pencils / highlighters

  • loose-leaf lined paper

  • loose-leaf graph paper





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