Algebra I

Algebra I Curriculum at Horizon Online School


At Horizon Online School, we offer a comprehensive Algebra I curriculum designed for high school students, typically introduced in 9th grade. Our curriculum formalizes and extends students’ knowledge in areas such as linear and exponential relationships, descriptive statistics, quadratic functions, and more. Below, explore key information about our Algebra I homeschool curriculum, learning objectives, teaching tips, and why families choose Horizon Online School.

How to Teach Algebra I

Teaching Algebra I becomes seamless with the right curriculum. To make the learning experience engaging and effective, consider the following tips:

  1. Activate Prior Knowledge:
    • Assess students’ prior knowledge before starting a lesson to determine the need for reviewing previous concepts.
  2. Engaging Videos:
    • Use engaging videos to teach complex concepts, making the learning experience enjoyable.
  3. Step-by-Step Problem Solving:
    • Work through problems step by step, explaining each one, and ensure students understand each step.
  4. Real-World Examples:
    • Use real-world examples to illustrate how algebraic concepts apply to everyday life.
  5. Order of Operations (PEMDAS):
    • Ensure students understand the order of operations (parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction).
  6. Calculator Skills:
    • Practice solving operations without a calculator to develop essential calculation skills.
  7. Organizational Skills:
    • Help students organize long problems to avoid errors, emphasizing the importance of a systematic approach.

Learning Objectives for Algebra I

Algebra I aims to develop fluency in working with linear equations, extending knowledge of irrational numbers, and promoting inquiry. Here are sample learning objectives:

  1. Determine the domain and range of a functional relationship.
  2. Identify the slope and y-intercept of a linear function.
  3. Create absolute value equations to model and solve problems.
  4. Solve a system of linear equations using substitution.
  5. Evaluate a quadratic function using tables, graphs, and equations.
  6. Make reasonable estimates using rational and irrational numbers.
  7. Accurately simplify numerical expressions containing square roots.
  8. Find common monomial factors of polynomials.

Why Choose Horizon Online School’s Algebra I Curriculum

Our Algebra I curriculum focuses on critical areas, including relationships between quantities, reasoning with equations, linear and exponential relationships, descriptive statistics, expressions and equations, and quadratic functions. Families choose Horizon Online School for the following reasons:

Full Curriculum

  • A year’s worth of material presented chronologically.
  • Activity planners and curriculum calculators for organization.
  • Automated grading and recordkeeping for easy progress tracking.
  • Self-paced learning with the option to complete the course early.
  • Downloadable note-taking guide for effective study.

Supplemental Learning

  • Flexibility to skip chapters/lessons and focus on specific areas.
  • Safe and secure 24/7 online learning environment.
  • Unlimited lesson repeats for thorough understanding.
  • No contracts, allowing cancellation anytime.
  • Rich multimedia content for enhanced visualization.
  • Inclusive note-taking guide for test preparation.

Additional 9th Grade Homeschool Resources

Explore other resources for a comprehensive 9th-grade homeschool experience:

  • 9th Grade Curriculum Overview
  • Math Curriculum for Ninth Grade
  • Language Arts Curriculum for Ninth Grade
  • Social Studies Curriculum for Ninth Grade
  • Science Curriculum for Ninth Grade
  • How to Homeschool Ninth Grade
  • 9th Grade Scope & Sequence
  • 9th Grade Lesson Plans

Join Horizon Online School to provide your student with a dynamic and effective Algebra I learning experience.

The live classroom sessions are scheduled to commence in the first week of September 2024