When learning how to solve inequalities, algebra 1 students usually start with solving linear inequalities with one variable. They thus become proficient in solving inequalities using addition and subtraction. Early lessons on inequalities can be challenging for some students, which is why math teachers need to have specific strategies in place to address potential difficulties […]

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# Teaching Direct Variation

In units on linear functions, students learn about direct variation. This includes learning what the concept of direct variation in relations means, learning how to represent a direct variation using an equation, as well as graphing directly varying relations. To make lessons on direct variation more accessible and engaging, math teachers can employ a variety […]

Continue reading# Teaching Slope-Intercept Form

When learning about linear functions, algebra 1 students learn what the concept of slope-intercept form of a linear equation means, as well as how to represent any line using slope-intercept form. Even though the slope-intercept form may not be the simplest lesson for students, there are many ways in which math teachers can make this […]

Continue reading# Using Graphs to Relate Two Quantities

In units on functions in algebra 1, one of the first things that students learn is using graphs to relate two quantities, in addition to graphing the data in a table and relating the variables in the table using the data. Even though functions may come across as scary for many students, math teachers can […]

Continue reading# Graphing a Function Rule

In introductory units on functions, algebra 1 students become proficient in graphing a function rule representing a function and learn how to distinguish between discrete and continuous functions. Although some students may experience this topic as challenging, math teachers can help out by applying diverse teaching strategies. In this article, we share a few such […]

Continue reading# Inequalities and Their Graphs

Inequalities and their graphs is one of the starting lessons in algebra 1 when learning how to solve inequalities. This is when students become fluent in recognizing and checking solutions of inequalities, as well as in graphing inequalities. Even though this topic may come across as confusing for some students, there are various ways in […]

Continue reading# Solving Two-Step Equations

Once they’re fluent in solving one-step equations, algebra 1 students can dive into solving two-step equations. This can sometimes be a tricky process, as it’s easy to mess up the order of operations, that is, the order of undoing operations to solve equations. So if you’re a math teacher struggling with this topic – know […]

Continue reading# Multiplying Binomials

Once they achieve mastery in adding and subtracting polynomials, Algebra 1 students go on to learn how to multiply or divide polynomials, with the help of the distributive property. Before learning how to multiply long expressions, students engage in multiplying binomials. If you’re a math teacher or homeschooling parent teaching multiplying binomials to your students, […]

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