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Algebra 1


This page contains resources that may be of interest to students studying Algebra 1 (first year Algebra). The number of resources on this page will grow as additional items are developed. If you have any questions or special requests, please contact Earl at .


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Sample Problems

The value of reviewing these sample problems and solutions is twofold. The more obvious benefit relates to problems that a student has difficulty solving themselves; a solution is provided. Less obvious is the set of techniques used in our solutions; some of the techniques used on the sample problems may not be taught in the classroom. We concentrate on efficient solutions and shortcuts; so a review of the solved problems may present new techniques that enable a student to be more efficient in their approach to solving problems.