Hello everyone!  OFFICE HOURS: 7:00-2:00 M-F  Please email me with any questions!          whitneka@pwcs.edu

Please use this extended time off to continue reviewing our Quarter 3 material.

Please look over your materials that you were given and please try and complete any assignments that you have not completed.

Khan Academy (please see link below) is a great tool to continue practicing these types of problems that we have covered.  

Additionally, our textbook and workbooks are great resources for additional practice.  Our textbooks have great examples/solutions to guide you when you maybe unclear on a particular topic.

If there are any assignments that you have not completed.....this is a great time to work on completing those assignments.  Together......we can turn those NHI's into a good score.

Students can also find additional remediation as well as enrichment through Khan Academy: This link will take students to their Clever accounts where they can sign in with their Office 365 account to access these resources.

Students can also practice taking multiple choice quizzes to see their level of comprehension: 

More excellent resources here:  https://www.pwcs.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=340225&pageId=41506907

NEW (4/1/20): More excellent resources right here:  https://our.pwcs.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=1504420&pageId=3336047

NEW (4/13/20):  More practice is available in the "Files and Documents". 
Please go to the Algebra 1 folder.  Then you will see the document on the top of the 1st page. 

Please follow the directions.......and let me know if you have questions.

New (4/19/20: Here are three excellent tutorial videos on multiplying polynomials!

Video #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYKsrT0E98o

Video #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ6NaQOECTA 

Video #3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXDOMz2BGWI

Please go to "Files and Documents".....Open the Alg. 1 Folder.......and on the top you will see a worksheet on Multiplying Polynomials.
Please let me know if you have questions!

New (4/27/20):  Here are two excellent videos on slope of a line! :  

Video # 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr9w7PCxDGE

Video # 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mco6MRQfMlI

Please go to "Files and Documents".......Open the Algebra 1 folder......go to the top and you will see a WS to do.....so you can check your comprehension!!

Let me know if you have questions!

New (5/4/20): Here is a great video on solving equations using  cross multiplication:  

Here is a great IXL worksheet to check your understanding: https://www.ixl.com/math/algebra-1/solve-proportions

The IXL gives you immediate feedback!  Please let me know if you need help! 

New (5/11/20):  Here are some great videos on solving systems of equations:

Video#1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66v0NOu6jG4
Video#2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOixEPlWXuo
Video#3:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We-5wufwkxg

Here is a great worksheet to check your understanding: https://1.cdn.edl.io/aHsUnM0Q46picBavDKzehfenzllBpcEuxWf4r84KOS4NWEE8.pdf

New (5/18/20): Here is a great video on Function Notation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj3Aqov52TY

Here is a great worksheet to check your understanding: https://www.polk.k12.ga.us/userfiles/928/Classes/178734/Evaluating%20Functions%20from%20a%20Graph.pdf

New (5/25/20)
Here are a 2 great videos on Algebraic Inequalities:
Video #1https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-equations-expressions/pre-algebra-greater-than-less-than/v/inequalities-on-a-number-line
Video #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgDe_D8ojxw

Here is WS to check your understanding: 

New (6/1/20)
Here are 2 great videos on Factoring:

Video # 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI4ZAboUvG0
Video #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8MjmwHV-84

Here is a WS to check your understanding:  https://www.rcboe.org/cms/lib/GA01903614/Centricity/Domain/4381/Factoring%20Worksheet%20-%20HW%204-27.pdf

Lastly.......and most importantly........DO NOT hesitate to email me (whitneka@pwcs.edu)
with any questions , comments or concerns.  I will always be available to answer your questions.  My computer is always in my pocket.

And.....one more thing......"HARD WORK.......BRINGS GOOD LUCK"!!

FPHS – Copy of Algebra 1 Standards Instructed/Not Instructed

(Highlighted in yellow – students have received instruction on these topics. Highlighted in orange – students have not received instruction on these topics).


Mathematics Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools – 2016 Algebra I

The successful mastery of Algebra I is widely considered to be the gatekeeper to success in the study of upper-level mathematics. The study of algebraic thinking begins in kindergarten and is progressively formalized prior to the study of the algebraic content found in the Algebra I Standards of Learning.  Included in the progression of algebraic content is patterning, generalization of arithmetic concepts, proportional reasoning, and representing mathematical relationships using tables, symbols, and graphs. All students are expected to achieve the Algebra I standards. The study of Algebra I assists students in generalizing patterns or modeling relevant, practical situations with algebraic models.  In order to assist students in developing meaning and connecting algebraic concepts to geometry and statistics, consideration should be given to the sequential development of concepts and skills by using concrete materials to assist students in making the transition from the numeric to the symbolic. Connections between Algebra I and other subject areas through practical applications may assist in helping students attach meaning to the abstract concepts of algebra.

These standards require students to use algebra as a tool for representing and solving a variety of practical problems. Tables and graphs will be used to interpret algebraic expressions, equations, and inequalities and to analyze behaviors of functions.  These standards include a transformational approach to graphing functions and writing equations when given the graph of the equation. Transformational graphing builds a strong connection between algebraic and graphic representations of functions. Graphing utilities (calculators, computers, and other technology tools) will be used to assist in teaching and learning. Graphing utilities facilitate visualizing, analyzing, and understanding algebraic and statistical behaviors and provide a powerful tool for solving and verifying solutions.

Expressions and Operations

A.1                 The student will   (** Instructed During 1st Quarter)

a)      represent verbal quantitative situations algebraically; and

b)      evaluate algebraic expressions for given replacement values of the variables.


A.2               The student will perform operations on polynomials, including    (** Instructed During 3rd Quarter)

    a)    applying the laws of exponents to perform operations on expressions;

b)      adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing polynomials; and

    c)    factoring completely first- and second-degree binomials and trinomials in one


A.3               The student will simplify      (** Instructed During 3rd Quarter)

a)      square roots of whole numbers and monomial algebraic expressions;

b)      cube roots of integers; and

c)       numerical expressions containing square or cube roots.

Equations and Inequalities

A.4                 The student will solve    (** Instructed During 2nd Quarter)

a)      multistep linear equations in one variable algebraically;

b)      quadratic equations in one variable algebraically;

c)       literal equations for a specified variable;

d)      systems of two linear equations in two variables algebraically and graphically; and

e)      practical problems involving equations and systems of equations.

A.5               The student will               (** Instructed During 2nd Quarter)

a)      solve multistep linear inequalities in one variable algebraically and represent the solution graphically;

b)      represent the solution of linear inequalities in two variables graphically;

c)       solve practical problems involving inequalities; and

d)      represent the solution to a system of inequalities graphically.


A.6               The student will             (** Instructed During 2nd Quarter)

    a)    determine the slope of a line when given an equation of the line, the graph of the line, or two points on the line;

b)      write the equation of a line when given the graph of the line, two points on the line, or the slope and a point on the line; and

c)       graph linear equations in two variables.


A.7               The student will investigate and analyze linear and quadratic function families and their characteristics both algebraically and graphically, including     (** Instructed During 2nd and 3rd Quarters)

    a)    determining whether a relation is a function;

b)      domain and range;

    c)    zeros;

    d)    intercepts;

    e)    values of a function for elements in its domain; and

    f)     connections between and among multiple representations of functions using verbal descriptions, tables, equations, and graphs.


  (** Instruction on these Skills would have occurred during 4th Quarter)


A.8                 The student, given a data set or practical situation, will analyze a relation to determine whether a direct or inverse variation exists, and represent a direct variation algebraically and graphically and an inverse variation algebraically.


A.9             The student will collect and analyze data, determine the equation of the curve of best fit in order to make predictions, and solve practical problems, using mathematical models of linear and quadratic functions.



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