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There's a lot of garbage taught in algebra 1 classes these days. But the simple fact of the matter is that algebra is NOTHING but arithmetic without the numbers. If you can add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers, then there is very little in public school algebra that one doesn't already know.
It really is a shame that Algebra 1 is the topic that turns so many students off to math, when it ought to be a cakewalk. ... More