Middle School Algebra 1 A

In what profound ways is the natural order, structure and the relationships in the universe revealed through math? How deeply can I grow in my ability to think rationally and to order my world by using my math brain in daily math practice?

Why Take This Course?

Algebra is like arithmetic, but with variables instead of numbers. Those who understand the fundamentals of algebra––especially how to manipulate equations––have an advantage over those who do not. Algebra trains the brain to think logically, and teaches the skill of identifying the variables and constants in math. This skill has broader application in life. Algebra 1A and 1B are basic high school algebra courses that prepare students to study geometry and advanced algebra.

Course Framework

Unit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4
How do I cultivate a path for success through Algebra 1?Why was algebra developed and how does it help us explain our world?How do I use linear equations and linear inequalities to think about my world?How do I model real-world situations using linear equations and their graphs?
How do I cultivate a growth mindset towards math?What are algebraic variables and expressions?What do linear equations mean and how do I solve them?How do I check and graph ordered-pair solutions to two-variable linear equations?  
What are the foundational skills for algebra 1?How do I write and interpret algebraic expressions?How do I understand solutions to linear equations?How do I find x- and y-intercepts from graphs, tables and equations?
What are equations and inequalities?How do I convert a repeating decimal into a fraction?What is the slope of a line and how do I find it?
How do I work with units algebraically?How do I solve complicated equations?What is a function and what is function notation?
How do I think algebraically about linear inequalities?How do I interpret linear models to learn about real-world situations?
How do I compare features of linear functions?

Texts and Materials Students Must Purchase

  • Students must create an account in Khan Academy and add Williamsburg Intermediate as their coach. This course uses 87 skills from the Algebra 1 Mission in Khan Academy.


  • Recommended Grade: Advanced
  • Prerequisites: 8th Grade Math B
  • Versions & Estimated Weekly Hours: 5*
  • Format: Self-Paced
  • Credits: 0.5

*Math students spend at least one hour a day practicing math.

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