Provide students with a college-prep math course that will give them the foundation they need to successfully move into higher levels of math. Saxon Algebra 1, 4th Edition covers all of the traditional first-year algebra topics while helping students build higher-order thinking skills, real-world application skills, reasoning, and an understanding of interconnecting math strands. Saxon Algebra 1 focuses on algebraic thinking through multiple representations, including verbal, numeric, symbolic, and graphical, while graphing calculator labs model mathematical situations. Incremental lessons include a "Warm Up" activity; "New Concepts" section that introduces new concepts through examples with sidebar hints and notes; and "Lesson Practice" questions with lesson reference numbers underneath the question number. Online connections are given throughout for additional help. Real-world applications and continual practice & review provide the time needed to master each concept, helping students to build confidence in their mathematical abilities. Distributed, color-coded strands cover algebra foundations; functions and relations; equations; linear equations and functions; polynomials; rational expressions and functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; radical expressions and functions; quadratic equations and functions; absolute-value equations and inequalities; and probability and data analysis. The Solutions Manual features the answers to the questions asked in the Algebra 1 Textbook. Arranged by lesson, warm-up exercises, lesson practices, and practice questions are provided; only the final-solution is shown, not the steps take to arrive at that conclusion. The Homeschool Testing Book features reproducible cumulative tests which are available after every five lessons after lesson 10. Tests are designed to let students learn and practice concepts before being tested, helping them build confidence. Tests, a testing schedule, test answer forms, test analysis form, and test solutions are included. The three optional Test Solution Answer Forms provide the appropriate workspace for students to "show their work." The answer key shows the final solution only, not the steps taken to arrive at the answer. This 4th Edition is perfect for students who are interested in taking the Saxon Geometry course. Featuring the same incremental approach that's the hallmark of the Saxon program, the 4th Edition Algebra textbooks feature more algebra and precalculus content and fewer geometry lessons than their 3rd Edition counterparts. This Kit Includes: Homeschool Textbook, 938 indexed pages with bilingual glossary. Hardcover. 12 Sections, 120 lessons with 1 investigation per lesson. Solutions Manual, 434 newsprint-like pages, three-hole-punched, softcover. Homeschool Testing Book, 72 reproducible, perforated, newsprint-like pages, softcover. This text requires the use of a TI-83+ Graphing Calculator.