Algebra 1 - Mr. Luttenegger
Welcome to Algebra class! We are excited to be in the fifth year of our CPM (College Preparatory Mathematics) curriculum which emphasizes group discovery and discourse along with daily homework practice. The course chapter outline is displayed below along with a variety of resources (and the course syllabus when it becomes available).
Students will need EITHER a scientific calculator (TI-30XIIS preferred) or a graphics calculator (TI-84 Plus CE preferred) for the course. Students may already have a scientific calculator from an earlier course, and it will work great for both the algebra and geometry courses the next two years. Families are welcome, however, to purchase the TI-84 Plus CE graphics calculator if desired, as this will be the calculator that is used in Algebra 2, Trigonometry and other higher level high school math courses. The graphics calculators are quite a bit more expensive, so it is important for the students to be prepared to be responsible for the calculator if that is the option for your family. Students will be successful in this algebra course with either a scientific or graphics calculator!!
STUDENT TEXTBOOK RESOURCE
Here is an electronic link to the student textbook.
There is a course overview and several resources that parents and students can access through the cpm.org website HERE. They are broken into their components below as well.
All of the textbook eTools can be located HERE.
This link contains help for completing the homework assignments. Some problems contain hints while others contain worked-out solutions. Feel free to explore the Homework Help guides HERE.
Sometimes students or parents want an alternative explanation of an idea along with additional practice problems. The Parent Guide resource HERE are arranged by chapter and concept. The format of these resources is a brief restatement of the idea, some traditional examples, practice problems, and their solutions.
|1||Exploring Nonlinear Functions|
|3||Simplifying Expressions and Solving Equations|
|4||Solving Systems of Equations|
|5||Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences|
|9||Solving Quadratics and Inequalities|
|10||Solving More Complex Equations|
|11||Functions, Data, and Statistics|
2019-20 Algebra Course Syllabus