For many students, Algebra 1 is a "gateway" subject in the sense that it's their first introduction to the more abstract side of mathematics. This abstraction is an important part of the power of mathematics but it can be confusing and intimidating for beginners. When we started designing our algebra curriculum we set ourselves the challenge of merging the abstract and the practical so that students could begin to understand the power of mathematics while at the same time understanding its usefullness.

All of the resources we provide for Algebra 1 students are summarized in the tabs below.

OutlineClassroomsTextbooksWorksheets

Core Curriculum

We don't believe in nickel and diming our customers. We won't expect you to buy a nine module package to get all of the content that you need.

Essential Algebra 1 is our core Algebra 1 textbook, available for purchase from our on demand publisher. If all you're looking for is the core content for a complete (1 credit) Algebra 1 curriculum then this book is all that you need.

Teaching Algebra 1 is our teaching guide. It's a compendium of resources and teaching suggestions that parallels Essential Algebra 1. It's also available for purchase from our on demand publisher.

The Teaching Algebra 1 classroom is a free, online version of the Teaching Algebra 1 textbook. It includes all the material from the book except for the solutions to the problems at the end of each section. (We made a conscious decision to omit this material out of concern that some parents might not want their students to have access to the complete problem solutions.)

Supplemental Curriculum

Sometimes you need a little more. The materials in this section provide additional support in key areas.

Essential Algebra 1: Worksheets is a collection of additional problem sets. All of the worksheets are available for free on this page in the "Worksheets" section. You can also purchase a physical copy from our online publisher that collects all the worksheets into a single book.

Our free short course on Linear Equations covers the basic concepts of working with linear equations and includes a variety of dynamic pratice areas that generate an almost unlimited number of practice problems and their solutions.

Linear equations are an important part of every algebra class. Not only do they illustrate many basic algebra principles but they're a basic tool in mathematical modeling. They can be used to describe everything from the motion of cars to the cost of manufacturing processes. Our linear equations short course goes over all the fundamentals of working with this type of equation including finding the equation of a line and finding the intersection of two lines.

This classroom is the online version of the teaching guide for our core algebra one textbook, Essential Algebra 1. It contains all of the teaching suggestions in the textbook but does not include the exercise solutions. We made a conscious decision not to include those on the public web site because some parents may not want their students to have access to a complete solutions set.

Essential Algebra 1 is our introductory algebra text. Written in a clear, easy to read English it covers the fundamental concepts of algebra through a study of variables, sets, linear equations and linear inequalities. Each chapter progressively develops the critical thinking skills necessary for addressing more complex mathematical material through the use of examples and practical applications from fields as diverse as information theory, cartography and physics.

Teaching Algebra 1 is the teacher's guide for our core algebra textbook, Essential Algebra 1. Unlike many "teacher's guides", this is not just a repetition of the student text with the answers added. Each section presents suggestions for how to teach the material from the corresponding section of Essential Algebra 1 including introductory questions, discussion ideas, different ways to present the material, topics for further discussion and complete solutions to every problem in the student text.

Algebra 1 Worksheets contains additional question sets for every section in the Essential Algebra 1. Please keep in mind that all of these worksheets are available for free on the White Crane Education website. We've collected all of the worksheets here for families that want a complete set in bound form.

Probability and statistics are powerful tools for describing the real world using methods that are accessible to students with a solid background in introductory algebra. Probability and Statistics, a supplementary text in our Algebra 1 curriculum, starts with a discussion of the basic concepts of probability then moves into descriptive statistics including using charts to summarize and analyze data, modeling data with linear regression and drawing conclusions about a population using the normal distribution. A student designed research project involving data collection and analysis is outlined through the exercises at the end of several of the book's sections.