How to Prepare for the Virginia SOL: High School Exit Exam in Algebra I

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This brand-new manual provides high school students throughout the state of Virginia with in-depth preparation for the required Algebra I exam. The authors present an overview of the test, provide a calculator tutorial, and introduce algebraic expressions and operations. Following chapters offer review and practice in equations and inequalities, relations and functions, and statistics and data analysis. Also included are three full-length practice exams with all questions ...

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Overview

This brand-new manual provides high school students throughout the state of Virginia with in-depth preparation for the required Algebra I exam. The authors present an overview of the test, provide a calculator tutorial, and introduce algebraic expressions and operations. Following chapters offer review and practice in equations and inequalities, relations and functions, and statistics and data analysis. Also included are three full-length practice exams with all questions answered and explained.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764124648
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: STUDY AIDS
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,422,493
  • Product dimensions: 7.18 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
About This Review Guide and the Algebra I SOL Exam 1
The 18 Standards of Learning for Algebra I 2
A Calculator Tutorial 3
Chapter 1 Expressions and Operations 7
1.1 What Is an Expression? 7
1.2 Evaluating Expressions 9
1.3 Simplifying Expressions 13
1.4 Laws of Exponents 17
1.5 Operations on Polynomials 24
1.6 Factoring Polynomials 31
1.7 From Words to Symbols 38
1.8 Scientific Notation 44
1.9 Simplifying and Approximating Radical Expressions 49
Chapter 2 Equations and Inequalities 56
2.1 What Is an Equation? 56
2.2 Properties of Real Numbers, Equalities, and Inequalities 59
2.3 Solving Linear Equations 65
2.4 Solving Linear Inequalities 72
2.5 Solving Literal Equations for a Given Variable 77
2.6 Slope of a Line 82
2.7 Finding x- and y-Intercepts 91
2.8 Graphing Linear Equations 95
2.9 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables 102
2.10 Writing Equations of Lines 108
2.11 Graphing Linear Functions by Transformations 121
2.12 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables 129
2.13 Solving Quadratic Equations 142
Chapter 3 Relations and Functions 153
3.1 What Is a Function? 153
3.2 Function Notation 160
3.3 Domain and Range 166
3.4 Zeros of a Function 176
3.5 From Patterns to Rules 182
3.6 Direct Variation 188
Chapter 4 Statistics and Data Analysis 193
4.1 What Are Statistics and Data Analysis? 193
4.2 Using Matrices 193
4.3 Mean, Median, and Mode 200
4.4 Box-and-Whisker Graphs 205
4.5 Lines of Best Fit 210
Practice Tests 217
Practice Test 1 221
Practice Test 2 241
Practice Test 3 261
Index 281
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