Last modified Sep 23

Algebra I

  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
Karen Orthober

Welcome to Algebra I!

Overview for Algebra I

The content of Algebra I is organized around families of functions, with special emphasis on linear and quadratic functions. As students study each family of functions, they will learn to represent them in multiple ways-as verbal descriptions, equations, tables, and graph. Students will also learn to model real-world situations using functions in order to solve problems arising from those situations. In addition to its algebra content, Algebra I includes lessons on probability and data analysis as well as numerous examples and exercises involving geometry.

This Week in Algebra I

We will continue to work through Ch. 2 and the different forms of linear equations. We will have a quiz on the first 4 lessons of the chapter this week.


To see the syllabus for this class, click here.

Google Classroom

Join Code for students:

8th grade Algebra 1: am6g09r

7th grade Algebra 1: 052hlqq

I use Google Classroom as my main way to communicate with students during the school year. I post slides from class, announcements, and any homework assignments that they can turn in electronically. As a parent or guardian, you can also sign up to receive updates about what I post on Google Classroom. If you would like to sign up for this information, please email me ( with the subject “Google Classroom” and let me know your child’s name, as well as which email(s) you want to use to receive notifications.


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Online Textbook

Online Textbook

Directions for Easy Access Online Textbook – If you cannot remember your login for the online textbook, click on the blue button below the login box to a web-based, bare-bones version of the online textbook.

Learning Links

Virtual Nerd – Short video explanations with examples.

Khan Academy – Videos, examples, and practice problems to help students become proficient in math (and a number of other subjects as well). Middle school students have Khan Academy accounts, which they made at the beginning of the year under my supervision, using their school Google accounts. They have me listed as a coach, so I am aware of their time spent on Khan Academy, as well as their progress on different topics.

Math Is Fun – Down-to-Earth textual explanations of math concepts.

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