2024-2025 School Year

Algebra 1 CP SPT

Course Description

Students will review the basic arithmetic operations on whole numbers, integers, and rational numbers. They will gain a better understanding of graphing two variable equations: lines, parabolas, absolute value, and exponential shapes. They also will study various algebraic concepts: solutions of first and second degree equations, solutions of systems of first degree equations, and solutions of inequalities; operations with exponents, operations and factoring with polynomials, and operations with square roots. Concepts will be presented visually and applied through word problems.

This class has summer homework.

To be successful in this class:

Students at the CP level will need daily at-home practice and possible assistance from their teaching parent. Parents will be expected to check homework and monitor students as they work.  Tests and assignments will be given to take at home with occasional quizzes given in class. Students should expect to spend at least one hour per day on these assignments.

Families with students in this class should also consider enrolling in Algebra 1 Virtual Lab.

Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 8th Grade

Fees: $425 plus $35 materials fee


Pre-Algebra or an equivalent curriculum. Students should have mastered arithmetic skills such as fractions, decimals, and integers. They also should have experience with variables, solving equations, and graphing.

Course Credit: 1 math

Required Materials


  • All Things Algebra – printed and 3-hole punched student text with digital parent answer key will be provided by UHC

Other  materials:

  • Three-ring 1” binder with notebook paper
  • Scientific calculator (graphing calculator may be helpful but is not required)
  • A larger three-ring binder to keep at home with textbook pages that hold previous textbook pages

Meet Katherine Dennis

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Master’s degree in Secondary Math Education

Teaching experience: 22 years teaching Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 in 8th and 9th grades

UHC courses taught:

  • Algebra 1

Began teaching at UHC in 2023