This course is designed for middle school students, but may be taken as Algebra IA in a 2-year Algebra I course. 


  • Pre-Algebra  Students will study the foundational skills of Algebra including equations, multi-step word problems, geometry basics, and graphing. 

  • Students will be required to have their homework graded at home. 

  • TRA will provide all tests and assessments. You will not need the HS Test packet. 

  • The tabs below are required training for the course.  Contact the teacher when they are completed. 


Mr. Hoffman

Required Materials

3rd Edition

TEXTBOOKS:  Saxon Algebra I/2 

3rd Edition

Solution Manual 

Saxon Algebra 1/2 

Pre-Algebra Supplies List        


  • TEXTBOOK:  SAXON Algebra 1/2              (3rd edition)

  • Solutions Manual  (Parents will be grading homework, so this is necessary.)

  • Students will maintain a notebook--3-ring binder

  • Students will need lots of pencils, paper (including graph) and erasers.

  • Calculators are NOT PERMITTED 


You may purchase the entire Home School Kit which includes the textbook, solutions manual, and tests if you find a good deal, but TRA will provide tests. 


CD Rom Tutorials are also available but NOT required.  If your student struggles, this may be a good idea.

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