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Learn how to master the skills of Algebra I and polish your logic, critical thinking, and mathematical reasoning – and start high school math with confidence.
Algebra 1 is a key course that sets the foundation for all future mathematics. In this course, you will learn to think more abstractly and analytically. You will write, solve, and graph linear and quadratic equations. You will learn to solve quadratic equations through factoring, completing the square, graphing or applying the quadratic formula. This course will also study monomial and polynomial expressions, inequalities, exponents, functions, rational expressions, ratios, and proportions. Algebraic skills will be applied in a wide variety of problem-solving situations.
Week 1: Multiplying Monomials, Dividing Polynomials, Polynomials
Week 2: Adding/Subtracting Polynomials, Multiplying Polynomials by Monomial, Multiplying Polynomials, Special Products
Week 3: Monomials and Factoring, Factoring Using the Distributive Property
Week 4: Factoring Trinomials, Factoring the Difference of Squares, Perfect Squares and Factoring
Week 5: Graphing Quadratic Functions, Solving Quadratic Equations by Graphing
Week 6: Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square, Solving Quadratic Equations by Using the Quadratic Formula
Week 7: Exponential Functions, Growth and Decay
Week 8: Simplify Radical Expressions, Operations with Radical Expressions, Radical Expressions
Week 9: The Pythagorean Theorem, The Distance Formula, Similar Triangles
Week 10: Inverse Variation, Rational Expressions, Multiply Rational Expressions
Week 11: Dividing Rational Expressions, Dividing Polynomials
Week 12: Rational Expressions with Like and Unlike Denominators
Week 13: Mixed Expressions and Complex Fractions, Rational Equations and Functions
Week 14: Review!
Course Materials: Glencoe Algebra 1, ISBN-13: 978-0078651137 / ISBN-10: 0078651131 (https://amzn.to/3puer1Y)
Homework: There will be 2-4 lessons per week with 10-20 homework problems per lesson, 1 short quiz per week, and approximately one chapter test every other week. Expect about an hour each week outside of the classroom. Each lesson’s homework assignment should take about 20 minutes. Homework assignments should not all be done at the same time but instead should be spread out over several days.
Class Dates: Mondays, January 8 to April 22, 2024 (No class Feb. 12 for mid-semester break or April 1 for Easter Monday)
Starting Time: 2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 PM Central; 12:30 PM Mountain; 11:30 AM Pacific)
Duration: 55 minutes