Algebra 1B

Course Description

Uses the ASKME® model to introduce functions, with a focus on multiple representations. Continues study of the fundamentals of algebraic operations equations of first degree, graphs, ratios and proportions. This course is entirely online. (Prerequisite: Algebra 1A)

Required Course Materials

TI-83 graphing calculator

Course Organization

Chapter Movies. These animations will show you a problem that you will learn about throughout the unit.
Activities. The Activities are practice assignments. Each Activity is a non-graded exercise that allows you to build your knowledge and identify your strengths and weaknesses. Generally, the Activities consist of:
  Introduction: A short introduction to the Activity.
  Review Exercises: Short review assignments that you submit for a grade. These are required and must be completed to finish the course.
  Tutorials: Animations that teach concepts and ideas.
  Guided Practice Questions: Questions to answer with the help of hints.
Graded Assignments. Graded Assignments are the tasks you will submit to your instructor for a grade. Each assignment contains specific information about how your work will be assessed and how credit will be given for your responses. The average of your assignments will count for 75 percent of your course grade.

Final Examination

The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all of the units. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or better. You can apply to take the Final Exam after 100 percent of your graded assignments have been submitted, and at least 70 percent have been graded and returned to you.
Format: Multiple-choice, short answer
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Materials Allowed: 2 pencil, graphing calculator, computer-graded answer sheet provided

Course Outline

Total Number of Units: 4
Total Number of Activities: 28
Total Number of Graded Assignments: 11
Instructor Graded (Online submission): 11

Unit 4: The Health Problem
Chapter 4.1: What is a Solution to a System of Linear Equations?
  Activity 1: Introduction to Systems of Linear Equation
  Activity 2: Solving a System of Equations Using Tables
Chapter 4.2: Solving Systems Using Graphs and Tables
  Activity 3: Solving a System with Graphs
  Activity 4: A System with No Solution
Chapter 4.3: Solving Systems by Symbolic Methods
  Activity 5: Substitution Method
  Activity 6: Linear Combination
  Activity 7: Mixture Problems
  Activity 8: Which Method Should I Use?

Unit 5: The Community Garden Problem
Chapter 5.1: Getting Your Money’s Worth
  Activity 1: Area and Perimeter Functions
  Activity 2: Finding Values of Quadratic Functions
Chapter 5.2: Donated Materials
  Activity 3: The Parent Function Multiplied by a Constant
  Activity 4: Area of a Circle
Chapter 5.3: A New Condition
  Activity 5: Adding and Subtracting a Constant
  Activity 6: Multiple Changes to the Parent Function
Chapter 5.4: Adding a Walkway
  Activity 7: Shifting Left and Right

Unit 6: The Community Garden Problem (continued)
Chapter 6.1: Binomial Operations
  Activity 1: Binomial Multiplication
  Activity 2: Factoring Trinomials
  Activity 3: More Factoring Trinomials
  Activity 4: Solving Equations by Factoring
Chapter 6.2: Modeling with Quadratic Functions
  Activity 5: Connections Between Factors and Roots
  Activity 6: Quadratic Formula
Chapter 6.3: Solving Quadratic Equations
  Activity 7: Projectile Motion
  Activity 8: Mathematical Models

Unit 7: Non-Linear Functions
Chapter 7.1: How Fast do Rumors Spread?
  Activity 1: Changes in the Exponential Model
  Activity 2: Graphs of Exponential Functions
  Activity 3: Understanding the Rules of Exponents
  Activity 4: Population Data
Chapter 7.2: Modeling Inverse Variation Data
  Activity 5: Solving Equations of the Form D = RT