Ninth Grade Summer Mathematics Book
9th Grade Summer Mathematics Book

Algebra Success in 20 Minutes a Day
Algebra Success reviews the basic algebra concepts essential to success in ninth grade math. This book should be used to refresh your understanding and strengthen your skills between June of eighth grade year and September of ninth grade year. The book includes a pretest, posttest, numerous examples with stepbystep solutions, and an answer key. Each ninth grader is encouraged to invest at least 20 minutes a day for 20 days on Algebra Success. Your level of success (as measured by your performance on the pretest and posttest) may require you to invest more time in the workbook. Your goal must be to master the topics outlined below.
The philosophy of the mathematics department is that every student’s mathematics course will be a rigorous, challenging, and rewarding experience. We want you to graduate from Bryn Mawr with a love and appreciation for mathematics and an understanding of it that will serve you well throughout your education. Algebra Success is an excellent tool to ease the transition into Bryn Mawr’s Upper School curriculum and to ensure a productive ninth grade mathematics experience.
20 Minutes for 20 Days of Summer (entering Algebra 2)

Topic ~ Lesson 
Suggested Exercises 
Day 1 
PreTest 
#1 – 20 
Day 2 
PreTest continued 
#21 – 40 
Day 3 
Operations on Integers ~ Lesson 1 
#1 – 95 odd numbers 
Day 4 
Algebraic Expressions ~ Lesson 2 
#1 – 40 odd numbers 
Day 5 
Combining Like Terms ~ Lesson 3 
#1 – 38 odd numbers 
Day 6 
Solving Basic Equations ~ Lesson 4 
#15 – 50 odd numbers 
Day 7 
Solving MultiStep Equations ~ Lesson 5 
#1 – 20 odd numbers 
Day 8 
Solving MultiStep Equations ~ Lesson 5 continued 
#23 – 33 
Day 9 
Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides of an Equation ~ Lesson 6 
#5 – 15 odd numbers

Day 10 
Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides of an Equation ~ Lesson 6 continued 
#27 – 37 odd numbers 
Day 11 
Using Formulas to Solve Equations ~ Lesson 7 
#1 – 30 odd numbers 
Day 12 
Graphing Linear Equations ~ Lesson 8 
#1 – 25 odd numbers 
Day 13 
Graphing Linear Equations ~ Lesson 8 cont. 
#33 – 43 
Day 14 
Solving Inequalities ~ Lesson 9 
#5 – 25 odd numbers 
Day 15 
Graphing Inequalities ~ Lesson 10 
#5 – 15 odd numbers 
Day 16 
Solving System of Equations ~ Lesson 12 
#10 – 31 odd numbers 
Day 17 
Multiplying Polynomials ~ Lesson 14 
#5 – 25 odd numbers 
Day 18 
Factoring Polynomials ~ Lesson 15 
#1 – 25 odd numbers 
Day 19 
Factoring Polynomials ~ Lesson 15 continued 
#27 – 50 odd numbers 
Day 20 
Post Test 
#1 – 35 odd numbers 
20 Minutes for 20 Days of Summer (entering Elementary Functions)

Topic ~ Lesson 
Suggested Exercises 
Day 1 
PreTest 
#1 – 50 odd numbers 
Day 2 
Operations on Integers~Lesson 1 Algebraic Expressions~Lesson 2 
p.14 #65 – 95 odd numbers p.21 #21 – 40 odd numbers 
Day 3 
Combining Like Terms~Lesson 3 Solving Basic Equations ~ Lesson 4 
p.25 #11 – 31 odd numbers p.31 #31 – 50 odd numbers 
Day 4 
Solving MultiStep Equations~Lesson 5 Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides of an Equation ~ Lesson 6 
p.39 #25–35 odd numbers p.44 #30 – 40 odd numbers 
Day 5 
Using Formulas to Solve Equations~Lesson 7 
#1 – 30 odd numbers 
Day 6 
Graphing Linear Equations~Lesson 8 
#25 – 45 odd numbers 
Day 7 
Solving Inequalities ~ Lesson 9 
#15 – 30 odd numbers 
Day 8 
Graphing Inequalities ~ Lesson 10 
#11 – 25 odd numbers 
Day 9 
Graphing Systems of Linear Eqs./Ineqs. ~ Lesson 11 
#13 – 31 odd numbers 
Day 10 
Solving Systems of Equations ~ Lesson 12 
#11 – 31 odd numbers 
Day 11 
Exponents ~ Lesson 13 
#11 – 40 odd numbers 
Day 12 
Multiplying Polynomials ~ Lesson 14 
#11 – 30 odd numbers 
Day 13 
Factoring Polynomials ~ Lesson 15 
#15 – 50 odd numbers 
Day 14 
Factoring Applications ~ Lesson 16 
#15 – 50 odd numbers 
Day 15 
Solving Quadratic Equations ~ Lesson 17 
#15 – 25 odd numbers 
Day 16 
Simplifying Radicals ~ Lesson 18 
#1 – 35 odd numbers 
Day 17 
Simplifying Radicals ~ Lesson 18 cont. 
#37 – 70 odd numbers 
Day 18 
Solving Radical Equations ~ Lesson 19 
#1 – 20 odd numbers 
Day 19 
Quadratic Formula ~ Lesson 20 
#5 – 25 odd numbers 
Day 20 
Post Test 
#10 – 40 odd numbers 
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