# Algebra 1

## Introduction

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 earl@mathguy.us.

## Handbooks

- Pre‐Algebra Handbook version 2.4 – Covers math subjects for grades 6, 7 and 8.
- Algebra and PreCalculus Handbook version 2.9a – Covers two years of Algebra and some Pre-Calculus.

For more information on the handbooks, , including download instructions, go to the Math Handbook page.

## PC Apps

- Basic Algebra App version 0.7g1 – Covers topics relating to numbers.
- Algebra (Main) App version 0.8c – Covers topics in Algebra up to and including Pre-Calculus.

For more information on the PC Apps, including download instructions, go to the PC Apps page.

## 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.

- 2012 "Exponents" Sample Test - Questions and Solutions – Chapter 8 (Exponents) Practice Test and step-by-step solutions.
- 2012 "Semester 2 Sample Final" Questions and Solutions – Semester 2 Sample Final and step-by-step solutions (2 files).
- 2014 "Factoring" Sample Test Questions and Solutions – Unit 8 (Factoring) Practice Test and step-by-step solutions (2 files).