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.

PDF DocumentHonors Algebra 1 Summer Packet

The following sites may be useful, as well:

Least Common Denominator
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Adding and Subtracting Fractions
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Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
External Link

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.