Summer Math for prospective Honors Algebra 1 students
Students enrolled in Honors Algebra must have mastered the following skills as a prerequisite for the course.
- Use the order of operations to evaluate expressions.
- Solve open sentences by performing arithmetic operations.
- Use the distributive property and simplify expressions by combining like terms.
- Graph numbers on a number line.
- Add, subtract, divide, and multiply both integers and fractions.
- Solve a one-step equation by using the inverse operation.
As a prerequisite requirement, these topics will not be addressed during class and the students will be assessed (quizzed) within the first week of school. Solving mulit-step equations and inequalities does not need to be mastered over the summer but is included in the packet below.
The following sites may be useful, as well:
Least Common Denominator
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
All students enrolled in honors math courses need to have a TI-83 or 84 calculator. Please do not purchase a TI-89 or a Casio graphing calculator.
If you receive notification over the summer that you passed the Algebra 1 placement exam, you will be placed into Honors Geometry. Please follow the description of prerequisite skills on the Honors Geometry page.