We use Algebra 1 by John Saxon along with the accompanying Algebra 1 Test Booklet. Algebra 1 presents the principles of algebra in an orderly manner and reviews the concepts regularly. Saxon also provides a solutions manual for the daily lessons, tests to be used throughout the year, and an answer keys for the tests. The Algebra I Syllabus has a day-by-day breakdown of this course along with a variety of teaching resources including Ninth Grade Subject Rubrics, Learning Objectives, and grading charts. This is a 1 year, 1 credit course.

Current Edition: © 2010.

Online versions of the MODG syllabi are provided to enrolled families free of charge. Paper copies of the syllabi are also available for purchase from the MODG office, with a 30% discount for enrolled families.

Book List

Mathematics
  • Essential 2
    • Algebra 1 Test Forms
      Saxon, John
      Saxon Publishers
      ISBN: 1565771397
    • Algebra 1: An Incremental Development Homeschool Packet
      Saxon, John
      Saxon Publishers
      ISBN: 1565771389
  • Supplemental - Optional 4
  • Alternate text that can replace an essential or required supplemental text 2

Sample

Week 1

Day Assignment
1

Do Topic A, which can be found in the appendix of Saxon’s Algebra ½. (Note: Students can use the first two weeks to review material from their most recent math text, or can begin with Lesson 1 of Algebra 1, on Week 3, Day 1)

2

Do Topic B, which can be found in the appendix of Saxon’s Algebra ½.

3

Do Topic C, which can be found in the appendix of Saxon’s Algebra ½.

4

Do Topic D, which can be found in the appendix of Saxon’s Algebra ½.

5

Do Topic E, which can be found in the appendix of Saxon’s Algebra ½.