Algebra 1


Algebra 1 covers all the topics in a first-year algebra course and builds the algebraic foundation essential for all students to solve increasingly complex problems. Students employ higher-order thinking skills, real-world applications, reasoning, and justification to make connections to math strands. We will focus on algebraic thinking and multiple representationsundefinedverbal, numeric, symbolic, and graphical. Graphing calculator labs model mathematical situations.

Teacher: Pam Thimsen


Students who have not taken a math class at HARC before must take a placement test. Please download this Readiness for Algebra 1. Print the placement test. Have the student take the test to the best of his/her ability without help for accurate placement. Mail the completed placement test to the instructor, Pam Thimsen, 47 Songbird Court, Apex, NC 27523. If you have questions, please contact me at


We will be using Saxon Algebra 1, 4th edition (Homeschool Kit) Please make sure it is the 4th edition.
Graphing Calculator (Suggested calculator: Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus or TI-84)