10/28 – Quarterly 1 Materials

Here is the outline for the Algebra 1 Quarterly this Thursday.  There is no need to sign and return to me but I do encourage you to read it: quarterly-1-outline

Here is a set of Review Problems: Quarterly 1 Review Problems.

Here are the solutions to the Review Problems: Quarterly 1 Review Problems (Solutions)



Here is the optional “Mega Review” (68 problems):

Quarterly 1 Mega Review

Quarterly 1 Mega Review (Solutions)


Here are the supplementary problems we looked at in class today:

Quarterly 1 Supplemental Review




10/11 – Factoring!

Due Thursday: Factoring puzzle

Quiz Thursday: It will have exactly five questions. The quiz will be very similar to the following:

  • Question 1: Find the product of x^2+5 and x-12
  • Question 2: Factor completely: x^2-9x+18
  • Question 3: Factor completely: x^4-3x^2-10
  • Question 4: Fill in the blank: 3x^2-19x-14=(        )(x-7)
  • Question 5: Factor completely: 5x^2+39x-8

Here are the answers to each of the problems above, just so you can practice and find out if you’re solving the questions correctly:

  • Question 1: x^3-12x^2+5x-60
  • Question 2: (x-3)(x-6)
  • Question 3: (x^2+2)(x^2-5)
  • Question 4: (2+3x)(x-7)
  • Question 5: (5x-1)(x+8)

Here is the classwork that some of you started on Tuesday. It is not homework. It is optional. However, it contains material that will appear later, so it might be worth it to check it out now.


9/26 – Test # 1 Review Materials

Test # 1 Outline: Read the outline carefully on your own or with your parent. You don’t need to sign the outline. I suggest using the outline to guide your studying but it’s up to you on how you approach preparing for the exam.



Review Sheet (Set 1): Read the “How to Use”.  Solve on a separate piece of paper.  Compare your answers to the solutions at the end.  The review sheet is optional.  However, if you turn in your solutions to this review sheet on the day of the test, I will round your test grade up.  For example, if you get a 89% on the test, I’ll round it up to a 90%.



Review Sheet (Set 2): This is also a great review sheet. Solutions are on the second document.  This review sheet is also optional and isn’t required for me to round up your test score (but you do have to do Set 1 for that).

algebra-i-test-1-review-sheet (Set 2)



Graphing Activity and Practice: The link below leads to an online activity where you match situations to a distance-time graph. Once you click the link, it should say “zfgy”. Just click “Join”. Once you click Join, click “Continue without signing in”.

Type your name by first putting your class number then your first and last name. For example, John Doe would put “723 – John Doe”. Click Go!

Match each card to a graph by dragging the story card on top of the graph card.

Once you’re done, hit the next button on the top. Explain in words the rationale behind each match.

This is purely optional. However, I am experimenting to see how this works out. Therefore, to see who actually reads the website and who is willing to help out, I’ll give 2 extra bonus percentage points on your test if you complete this activity and get it mostly right.



Other Review Resources: