The McDougal Littell textbook "Algebra 1: Applications, Equations, Graphs" covers topics such as the properties of real numbers and methods for solving linear equations. Examples of other topics include solving linear equations, solving quadratic equations, quadratic functions, polynomials and factoring. Strategies for graphing linear equations are also in the book.
Near the end of the textbook, there is a discussion on radicals and connections between algebra and geometry. This last chapter delves into subtopics such as square-root functions, the Pythagorean theorem, distance formulas, midpoint formulas and trigonometric ratios.
As of 2015, there are several supplemental resources available on ClassZone.com for teachers and students to use along with the textbook. After loading the Algebra 1 page, students and teachers can click on a particular book chapter to access additional help and challenge problems, as well as fun activities related to the subject material, such as crossword puzzles, digital notecards and interactive games. Additionally, there are downloadable parent guides for each chapter. These guides provide parents with a list of goals for each lesson within the chapter, and the parents can ask their children to explain the mathematical concepts involved in each goal to ensure they have a firm grasp of the material. There are also problems in these guides that parents can use to work with their children.