This is a summary of the important aspects of chapter 1 for most algebra 1 textbooks.
Adding and subtracting small integers
Adding and subtracting larger integers
Subtraction method is LAO (leave add opposite ... leave first term alone, change subtraction to addition, and make next term the opposite)
Multiplying and Dividing integers (using a times table)
Review (foldable) of integers
GEMS (order of operations - 2 days)
Variables and Expressions
Like terms (2 days)
34 total pages
some examples are intentionally left blank for you to add as you go. My students (higher level) will work ahead, and this prevents them from doing that.