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Algebra 1

Academic Year Mathematics

In Algebra 1, students engage with various expressions from an algebraic and geometric perspective. They learn to solve linear and quadratic equations as well as how to represent expressions in the Cartesian plane. Students are imbued with a deep understanding of the general concept behind functions and are introduced to several important types of functions. Students are also introduced to the rich field of complex numbers. As with previous courses, we continue to emphasize challenging word problems to train students how to apply their new tools. Advanced problems from contests such as MATHCOUNTS, AMC 8, and AMC 10 are included throughout the course.

Homework and exams

Students should expect to spend 1-3 hours on homework every week. Homework will be assigned and completed through the class website, where students receive immediate feedback on their work. Students will take three in-class exams throughout the course.

Textbook

The textbook for the course is Introduction to Algebra by Art of Problem Solving.

Hardcopy and lifetime digital access to the online version of the textbook are included in the tuition and fees of this course.

Syllabus


Schedule in 2023-24

All times Eastern.

Tuesday
4:30 – 6:15pm
Sep. 5, 2023 – June 18, 2024
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Tuesday
6:45 – 8:30pm
Sep. 5, 2023 – June 18, 2024
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Wednesday
4:30 – 6:15pm
Sep. 6, 2023 – June 12, 2024
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Thursday
4:30 – 6:15pm
Sep. 7, 2023 – June 6, 2024
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Thursday
6:45 – 8:30pm
Sep. 7, 2023 – June 6, 2024
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Friday
4:30 – 6:15pm
Sep. 8, 2023 – June 14, 2024
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Saturday
10:15 – Noon
Sep. 9, 2023 – June 15, 2024
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Saturday
2:45 – 4:30pm
Sep. 9, 2023 – June 15, 2024
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Sunday
10:15 – Noon
Sep. 10, 2023 – June 16, 2024
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2 spots left
Sunday
5:00 – 6:45pm
Sep. 10, 2023 – June 16, 2024
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Sunday
5:00 – 6:45pm
Sep. 10, 2023 – June 16, 2024
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Sample Problems

Below are examples of some of the types of problems that students will encounter in our Algebra 1 course.

Problem 0
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Problem 12

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