# POTENTIAL SYLLABUS: ALGEBRA I Miss Hall's School

### PRIMARY TEXT:

One Mathematical Cat, Please! A First Course in Algebra, by Carol J.V. Fisher. This text is in progress.

There are 121 class meetings in the 2004–2005 academic year: 62 in the Fall term, and 59 in the Spring term. Algebra I meets four days per week, typically Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, with 50 minutes per class.

This schedule offers an approximate syllabus that will complete the course objectives by year's end.

1. Welcome! Go over syllabus.
2. Section 1. The Language of Mathematics
3. Section 2. Brushing up on Basic Arithmetic Skills
4. Section 3. The Real Numbers
5. extra day
6. Section 4. Addition of Signed Numbers
7. extra day
8. Section 5. Subtraction of Signed Numbers
9. Section 6. Average
10. Section 7. The Base Ten Number System
11. Section 8. Decimals
12. extra day
13. Section 9. Mathematicians are Fond of Collections
14. extra day
15. Section 10. Holding This, Holding That
16. extra day
17. extra day
18. Section 11. Introduction to Fractions
19. Section 12. Multiplying Fractions
20. extra day
22. extra day
23. Section 14. I Live Two Blocks West Of You
24. extra day
25. Section 15. Numbers Have Lots of Different Names!
26. extra day
27. Section 16. Exact versus Approximate
28. extra day
29. Section 17. Rounding
30. Section 18. Unit Conversion
31. extra day
32. Section 19. More Unit Conversion
33. extra day
34. Section 20. Exponent Notation
35. extra day
36. Section 21. Exponent Laws
37. extra day
39. extra day
40. Section 23. Rational Exponents
41. extra day
42. Section 24. The Distributive Law
43. extra day
44. Section 25. Revisiting Exponents
45. extra day
46. Section 26. FOIL and more
47. extra day
48. Section 27. These Sentences Certainly Look Different!
49. extra day
50. Section 28. Introduction to Factoring
51. extra day
52. Section 29. Greatest Common Factor
53. extra day
54. extra day
55. extra day
56. extra day
57. extra day
58. extra day
59. MIDTERM EXAM
60. ENDTERM EXAM
61. REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM
62. REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM

63. END OF FALL TERM

64. Section 30. Transforming Tool #1 (the Addition Property of Equality)
65. extra day
66. Section 31. Transforming Tool #2 (the Multiplication Property of Equality)
67. Section 32. Solving Linear Equations in One Variable
68. extra day
69. Section 33. Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable

70. This completes the printed text.
New sections will be distributed to instructors, and posted on the web, as they become available.
The following sections may change slightly, but this is the basic material that should be covered during the second term.

71. Section 34. Introduction to Absolute Value
72. extra day
73. Section 35. Solving Absolute Value Equations
74. Section 36. Solving Absolute Value Inequalities Involving "Less Than"
75. Section 37. Finishing Up Absolute Value Sentences
76. extra day
77. Section 38. Factoring a Difference of Squares
78. extra day
79. Section 39. Factoring Trinomials
80. extra day
81. Section 40. Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
82. extra day
83. Section 41. More on Quadratic Equations
84. extra day
85. Section 42. Percent Increase and Decrease
86. extra day
87. Section 43. Introduction to the Coordinate Plane
88. extra day
89. Section 44. Lines
90. extra day
91. Graphing Simple Equations in Two Variables (the "Basic Models")
92. extra day
93. Horizontal and Vertical Lines
94. extra day
95. Story Problems Involving Lines
96. extra day
97. Scientific Notation and Significant Digits
98. extra day
99. Ratios and Proportions
100. extra day
101. Solving for a Particular Variable
102. extra day
103. Introduction to Functions
104. extra day
105. Function Notation
106. extra day
107. Graph of a Function
108. extra day
109. Polynomials
110. Pythagorean Theorem
111. extra day
112. Distance Formula
113. extra day
114. extra day
115. extra day
116. extra day
117. extra day
118. extra day
119. extra day
120. MIDTERM EXAM
121. ENDTERM EXAM
122. REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM
123. REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM

124. END OF SPRING TERM