Understanding Algebra 1 by The Critical Thinking Co.™

Disclosure: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew.

Today’s review features a detailed look at the Understanding Algebra I workbook by The Critical Thinking Co.™. This is a one-year course for students in grades 7th, 8th, or 9th grade. This soft-cover workbook has 384-pages, is perforated for easy removal, and includes detailed explanations of algebraic concepts. Examples, practice questions, enrichment problems, chapter reviews, a glossary, an answer key, and a final exam are also included.

Understanding Algebra I was written by Terri Husted, a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics with over 30 years of experience in education. She has also authored other popular The Critical Thinking Co.™ books. Each chapter begins with a detailed description of the concept and step-by-step teaching to solve the problems. Bold fonts show vocabulary, colored graphics note important functions, and charts. These components are a nice feature, even for older students, because it helps show important things that will be on the Chapter Review or Final Exam.

Course Contents

  • Set and Set Notation
  • Number Lines
  • Graphing
  • Rationals
  • Operations
  • Expressions
  • Equations
  • Inequalities
  • Word Problem
  • Percent Problems
  • Ratio Problems
  • Motion Problems 
  • Work Problems
  • Absolute Value
  • Polynomials
  • Factoring
  • Radicals
  • Linear Functions
  • Slope
  • Elimination
  • Graphing
  • Substitution
  • Absolute Value
  • Algebraic Fractions

Understanding Algebra I by The Critical Thinking Co.™ is an extremely user-friendly workbook. The layout makes it easy to use, review concepts, find definitions, and even view solutions. As a complete curriculum, your high school child can earn math credit after completing this book. We suggest using the Chapter Reviews as tests and having the Final Exam worth more during the end of the year grade calculation. This book can also be used as a supplement to help your student through a different Algebra I course. Either way, this course provides students with a strong foundation for higher-level math success.

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