Elementary Algebra (Curriculum Pack)

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Overview

For Ages 13-15

This high school algebra curriculum provides a full year of math in an easy to follow format with guidance for teachers as well as for students who are self-directed. The full color student text is divided into 17 sections, covering functions and graphs, integers, rational numbers, exponents, polynomials, factoring, fractions, and more. Select solutions are provided in the text with full answers available in the Teacher Guide. The course is designed to be completed in one year with lessons spanning 5 days a week for 45 - 60 minutes each.


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What’s Included

1 x Elementary Algebra
1 x Elementary Algebra (Teacher Guide - Revised)

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SKU M357-5-SET
Manufacturer Master Books
Title Elementary Algebra (Curriculum Pack)
ISBN 13 9781683443575
Contributors Harold Jacobs
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Weight (in lbs) 4.8

Algebra Designed for Understanding

Jacobs’ Elementary Algebra (Algebra 1) utilizes a clear, conversational, engaging approach to teach your student Algebra through practical, real-life application! Harold Jacobs’ guides your student through Algebra, enabling them to discover concepts for themselves and develop a deep understanding of their practical application to math, science, and real-life situations!

This unique instructional approach to math means your student:

  • Develops a lasting understanding of mathematical concepts
  • Interacts with Algebra using real-world examples, ensuring they’ll know exactly how to apply the material they are learning to real-life and other academic subjects
  • Is prepared to take their understanding of Algebraic concepts outside the math textbook and successfully apply them to higher math courses, sciences, & everyday life
  • Makes concepts their own
  • Is equipped with an understanding of the foundational mathematical concepts of Algebra—and once a student truly understands the concepts in Algebra, they are prepared for all higher math & sciences!

Clear, Thorough Instruction

Understanding both the why and how of Algebra is foundational to your student’s success in high school and college. Jacobs’ Algebra provides students with a clear and thorough understanding of why concepts work, as well as how they are applied to solve real-world problems.

A Top Choice for High School Success & College Prep

Time tested for nearly forty years, Jacobs’ Elementary Algebra has proven its ability to guide students towards success and is still the choice of top teachers and schools.

The unique instructional method within Jacobs’ Algebra ensures your student understands both the why and how of Algebra and establishes a strong foundation for higher math & science courses. If your student is planning for college or a STEM career, Jacobs’ Elementary Algebra ensures they are equipped with the tools they need to succeed!

Newly Revised & Updated

Jacobs’ Elementary Algebra has now been updated and revised to better equip the next generation of students!

Updates Include:

  • The addition of a daily schedule— saving you time!
  • Modernized language for clearer communication

This Curriculum Set Includes:

Elementary Algebra Student Text:

  • Full Color Illustrations
  • 17 sections, covering functions and graphs, integers, rational numbers, exponents, polynomials, factoring, fractions, and more.
  • Set II exercise solutions provided in back of text
  • Flexible based on focus & intensity of the course
    • Set I exercises review ideas & concepts from previous lessons to provide ongoing application of material.
    • Set II exercises allow student to apply material from the new lesson
    • Set IV exercises challenge students who are excelling and can also be used for extra credit

Elementary Algebra Teacher’s Guide Includes:

  • Convenient suggested daily schedule— saving you time!
  • Full Solutions to problem sets I, II, & IV
  • Tests (chapter, mid-term, final exam, & alternate test versions)
  • Test Solutions
  • Solutions to final review sections
  • Practical 3-hole punched, perforated pages for ease of use

Expert Instruction Available at MasterBooksAcademy.com

Help your student learn and apply algebra independently with the addition of our Elementary Algebra supplemental online video course. Kate Hannon, author of the Principles of Mathematics series and Algebra 2, brings the course to life by walking the student through each lesson revealing how to arrive at the correct answers. Mrs. Hannon also teaches students to see the wonder of God in mathematics.

Course Features:

  • Revised & updated for the next-generation student
  • Usable for both self-directed students and teachers & students
  • Recommended for: 9th Grade / 1 Year / 1 Credit
Very thorough high school level math course
Review by Kathleen C
Each lesson includes instruction on the concept and then four sets of problems for the student. This offers the student flexibility because they can do as many sets as they feel are necessary for learning the material.
Summary and Review lessons.
Includes Final Review Tests and solutions to the Set Two problems from each lesson.
(Sets one, two, and four solutions can be found in the Teacher Guide from MasterBooks)
I like how each lesson relates the topic being taught to a real-life scenario. It is not just random arithmetic.
I like how the author brought some humor into this math course with funny cartoons throughout.


Teacher Guide:
Required book- Elementary Algebra by Harold Jacobs
Includes a detailed 180-day/36-week schedule, tests, test solutions, and sets one, two, and four solutions from the Elementary Algebra book.
Fantastic book!
Review by SarahT
Reviewing this in anticipation of my kids taking Algebra in a few years was a fantastic experience! The book is so clear compared to other curriculum and so easy to follow along and understand! I will definitely use this along with the Academy videos in order to enhance my kids experience!
Good Algebra
Review by JoyfulMommy
I got this Algebra course because our children will be needing it in a few years and we were excited to see Master Books offer an Algebra course. My husband recently completed a few college degrees (business related), and his toughest courses were pre-reqs - namely, biology and algebra. He thinks he would have done better on his CLEP if he had worked through this course first.

Overall, the course looks good and does a good job explaining the concepts of Algebra. The reason I’m giving 4 stars is because I was a bit disappointed that the biblical worldview is not incorporated into this course the way it is in most other Master Books courses, including Principles of Mathematics. In this Algebra course, there are some comics and funny stories sprinkled in, but they are simply fun little doodles and are not designed to point us to God. I think it is key for our children to remember that math is thinking God’s thoughts after Him, not man creating these facts and formulas. Having watched the preview of the Master Books Academy video supplement for this course taught by Katherine Hannon (author of Principles of Mathematics), I am sure we will want to add that when we use this course. While it will provide additional explanation and instruction, I like it primarily because she does so well at constantly reminding the student that math shouts out the faithfulness of God. These formulas all work because God designed His creation with order and consistency, and because He is faithful, the formulas are reliable and consistent!
Excellent Course!
Review by Becky V.
Elementary Algebra is a math course is designed for grades 9-12, receiving 1 credit after completion. It is set up to be completed over 180 days (36 weeks) with a time commitment of 45-60 minutes a day.

I actually grabbed this set in order to brush up on my math skills before my kids get to this level of math - and I am impressed with this course and can’t wait to use it with my kids! The lessons are short and direct. Not really any fluff, though I know my kids will love the comics included. I found that just enough examples were given to be able to complete the exercises. Set I, II, and IV assignments are right in the student text, making it a good grab and go course.

The Teacher Guide is essential to successfully completing Elementary Algebra (Algebra I), as it contains full solutions to all of the exercises in the student text (for Sets I, II, and IV). It also contains the chapter tests, midterm, and final assessment as well as all the answers for each. The Teacher Guide also includes a recommended daily schedule to complete the course in one year.

The course itself is very flexible in the assignments given. Set I reviews previous lessons, Set II allows the student to practice the new concepts in the lesson, and Set IV is an optional challenge set. There is a separate, optional download available for purchase which contains Set III (additional problems to practice new concepts) and additional assessments. I would recommend using Elementary Algebra - I believe it to be just the right amount of work and appropriate for independent learning with or without the optional supplemental online Academy course!
Great curriculum!
Review by Crystal
Elementary Algebra is a great curriculum for our family. Each lesson is short and to the point, but includes fun facts, cartoons, or other fun additions that my son enjoys. I like how easily the lessons are laid out for the student and teacher. My son really enjoys how brief the lessons are, and how they are to the point without a lot of fluff.

The student textbook is written to the student and easy to understand. The student textbook includes all the lessons and assignments. Each lesson includes review questions from previous lessons to help with ongoing mastery. There are also additional questions for each lesson that can be downloaded if your student needs some extra practice.

The Teacher’s Guide includes a suggested daily schedule, quizzes and tests (with answer key), and the answer key for the student textbook. There is also information on how to use the course and grading guidelines. It’s well organized and makes everything easy to keep up with.
a great next step after POM, get the academy videos!
Review by Sara
Our family is very excited to be continuing math with masterbooks. We have done all levels of MLFLE, POM 1 and 2 and are now stepping into algebra. I am very thankful for the revised edition with everything available to me as a teacher inside the teachers guide. I have also chosen to use MB online course through the MB academy along with the books since they worked so well with my daughter through POM 2. I also can tell by looking through the material that having my daughter do both levels of POM in her 7-8th year is really going to help her with this course. She was able to get a start on a lot of the material that is in this book and I am thankful that it is not going to be overwhelming for us. We have already gone through it and enjoy the little stories and did bits at the beginning of each lesson that bring the topic to the real world. I am so pleased that she is not dreading getting started with this course!
Challenging but covers all the basics
Review by Kristal
I will admit, this book looks a lot like my college math and science books. I actually love that about this book because my goal at this point is to get my 9th grader ready for college (if that is what he chooses to do). My son is good at math and had very little trouble following the lessons and completing the work. But, it was nice to know that if we ran into any trouble we could always add the Masterbooks Academy course as an additional resource (something I plan to do when my middle school girls take this course). We purchased the additional practice set and it was well worth the small investment. With math, practice is the key. Also, the answer key solves most of the problems step by step for Algebra rusty mommas like me. :)
In depth
Review by Heather
This is a very in-depth algebra course. My son used this in 8th grade as the math curriculum we had been using had him finish pre-algebra in 7th grade. Looking back I wish we would have slowed down a bit and maybe even spread this over two years as I have found that some concepts hadn’t quite stuck and we have been taking his 9th grade year to review algebra before moving on to geometry.
Clean n clear
Review by Jennifer
This is challenging but not to the point where it is frustrating for all. Have had our moments but nothing we couldn't finish. Very thankful.
Algebra made easy
Review by Jennifer
Excellent Algebra curriculum. Well laid out and simple to follow. We purchased the DVD to accompany this set and I’m glad I did bc for as easy it is to follow these lessons and instructions, often times we needed “someone else” to explain it to my teens.

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