Algebra SupportWelcome to Algebra Support! The purpose of the Algebra Support class is for students to have the time and resources necessary to be successful in Algebra 1. The transition from arithmetic to algebra can be challenging for students, and the Algebra Support class is designed to meet that need and ensure that students can catch up on any prior math concepts that may have proved difficult while also getting additional help with current Algebra 1 concepts.
SuppliesStudents will not need a separate notebook or binder for Algebra Support as the work is all completed in class.Students should bring basic school supplies to class each day:1. Pencils, Erasers, and Lead - Students should have a good supply of pencils, erasers, and lead (for mechanical pencils).
2. Notebook Paper and Graph Paper (If possible) - Students will be graphing regularly throughout the year and having quick access to graph paper will be helpful.
3. Calculator - The recommended calculators for this course will be useful for Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2.
Texas Instruments:TI - 30XIIS ($10 - $15) - A good, general use scientific calculator. Has features that are necessary for statistics and allows students to enter fractions.TI - 30XS MultiView ($15 - $20) - Another good, general use scientific calculator with a more user-friendly viewing screen and some additional features that are helpful for statistics and other algebra concepts.I do NOT recommend the TI - 30Xa. This calculator is a bit less user-friendly for students to input expressions and lacks some of the necessary features for statistics. It can be used, but if possible I would recommend investing in one of the other calculators listed above.Other Brands:There are a variety of calculators made by Casio, Hewlett-Packard and others that have all of the functions necessary for Algebra Support and Algebra 1. However, I may not be able to provide support for students to use all of the functions needed for Algebra 1. If students have their instruction booklet with them I will do my best to support them in using their calculator.