Students in seventh and eighth grade at Saint Elizabeth have the opportunity to take advanced pre-algebra and algebra 1. A rigorous curriculum is offered to students, some of which include extensive equation solving, graphing equations and inequalities, functions, positive and negative exponents, and factoring and solving quadratic equations. Students use a variety of technology resources such as online algebra tiles, a graphing program called Desmos, and online games to reinforce and practice skills such as square roots and slope-intercept concepts. Graphing calculators are used daily and students are taught how to use them correctly. Both independent and cooperative learning tasks occur in the classroom.
Algebra 1 is a high school level class being offered to our eighth graders by a certified math teacher. We work closely with all the Catholic and public high schools that our students may attend to make sure that Saint Elizabeth students are well-prepared and can continue their progress in math throughout their high school years.