This 19 page section includes beginning of the year review pages I call Starting Blocks #1 and Starting Blocks #2. They provide a good review of basic math and allow a teacher to see where gaps or weaknesses may exist as the year is beginning. Also included are worksheets reviewing critical material called Cornerstone Algebra and Building Blocks. I like to use Building Blocks prior to solving equations and Cornerstone after solving equations.
In addition, notes (teacher copy and interactive student copy) and worksheets are included which cover simplifying, adding, and subtracting radicals. I teach radicals at the end of the year and assess this knowledge on the 2nd Semester Final Exam.