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HGMS Students: Summer Math Help Page
Hi! Below I've listed some web sites and textbook information that should help you prepare for your classes this fall regardless of whether you are taking Algebra 2, Algebra 1, or Algebra 1 Part 1.
Just for fun (;-) here are all of the worksheets that I posted to the Team 8B web site for the second half of our year together, also a link to Trackstar. Just do a "Find By Author" search using "Cantlin" to see all the Trackstar lists we used throughout the year (at least some of us did! (:-)...
Algebra 2 - This Web Site
Note to 2002/2003 Algebra 1 students from Heritage Grove Middle School. The web site you are currently on is based on the same text you will use for Algebra 2 at Plainfield High School this fall. I taught this Algebra 2 course at Timber Ridge for the 2000/2001 school year to an advanced class and made this web site for that class. The web site chapters follow the text so you can see what topics are covered. You will probably cover 2/3 to 3/4 of the text next year. The more you explore the more you will find. You should (if you are alert and creative as I know you can be ;-) get some ideas for helping you study/learn next year. For example, the formula sheets provided on this web site (PDF format) were made by students, if you use them as a model, and make you own as you go through your course, they will prove to be an invaluable study and memory aid.
Algebra 2 Text Book (Glencoe) (one year course)
The textbook being used at Plainfield High School for Algebra 2 in the fall of 2003 is titled Algebra 2 Integration, Applications, Connections. It is published by Glencoe/McGraw Hill and is the 1998 edition. Glencoe's web site for this course seems to be based on a 2001 or later edition of the text, so some of the chapters or topics may not line up perfectly with your course, but I would expect the differences to be minor. This is the link to the text that I used for the 1998 edition. The picture in the upper left hand corner of this web site (www.plainfield-il.com/algebra2) is a digital picture of my book, calculator, and Nautilus :-).
If you really want to get ahead, or have a textbook at home so you don't have to carry it back and forth to school (or worry about forgetting it at school :-), buy a used copy at Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0028251784/. Note: the textbook's ISBN is 0-02825178-4.
Glencoe's web site: http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/algebra/algebra2/index.htm
Algebra 1 Text Book (Glencoe) (one year course)
The textbook being used at Plainfield High School for Algebra 1 in the fall of 2003 is titled "Algebra 1 Integration, Applications, Connections." It is published by Glencoe/McGraw Hill and is the 2001 edition. As with the Glencoe web site for Algebra 2, I think Glencoe's web site for this course is based on a 2001 or later edition of the text, so some of the chapters or topics may not line up perfectly with your course, but I would expect the differences to be minor. If you really want to get ahead, or have a textbook at home so you don't have to carry it back and forth to school (or worry about forgetting it at school :-), buy a used copy at Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0078228948. Note: the textbook's ISBN is 0-07822894-8.
Glencoe's web site: http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/algebra/algebra1/index.htm
Algebra 1 Part 1 Text Book (Prentice Hall) (two year course)
This course at Plainfield High School for Algebra 1 in the fall of 2003 has essentially the same topics as the first half of the Glencoe Algebra 1 class because it is designed to also cover Algebra 1. The difference is that it covers Algebra 1 in two years (Part 1 and Part 2), instead of 1 year. The textbook used for this Algebra 1 Part 1 course is published by Prentice Hall and is titled "Prentice Hall Mathematics: Algebra 1." I would expect you would cover the first seven chapters in this textbook the first year. These are:
Prentice Hall has a lot of information on their web site for most of their textbooks. Their home page is at http://www.phschool.com. I could not find a section for your textbook there (just some ordering information for it). The ISBN for your book is 013052316x. I couldn't find this on any of the online bookseller's sites (like Amazon.com) either (Barnes and Noble listed it but as "unavailable").
Understanding Algebra Web Site/Course
An online algebra text/course by James W. Brennan. Very nice to use as a self-paced tutorial. Good for reviewing or learning new concepts. Knock the rust off of your math this summer before starting your fall classes:-).
Go to: http://www.edteach.com/algebra/.
Jim Reed's Grade 9 Math Lessons Edmonton Public Schools, Canada
A well organized and comprehensive math review site. Suitable for anyone at any level wanting to brush up on your math skills this summer before starting school.
Go to: http://argyll.epsb.ca/jreed/.
Another good site suitable for anyone at any level wanting to brush up on your math skills. This means you! :D
Go to: http://www.algebrahelp.com/lessons/.
Mr. Cantlin (7/16/03)
Questions about this site: