This course will place a strong emphasis on the continued study of integers, order of operations, variables, expressions, and equations. Students will solve and graph equations and inequalities, write and solve proportions, and explore geometry, statistics, and graph concepts. Problem solving will be emphasized throughout the course.
ALGEBRA 1: PREREQUISITE – PRE-ALGEBRA OR MATH 7/8
Algebra I is a course in which students learn how to solve problems by using variables to represent unknown quantities and then solving for those unknown quantities by writing equations and inequalities. Course topics include a review of the order of operations with integers, solving equations, and simplifying expressions. Students will work extensively on solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities. Additional topics will include rules of exponents, factors and polynomials, polynomial fractions, quadratics and radicals.
GEOMETRY: PREREQUISITE – ALGEBRA 1
The course includes the following topics: geometry terminology, inductive and deductive reasoning, the development of a postulate system, and the geometric proof. Various algebraic techniques are incorporated. Students will also study area, volume, circles, and right triangles.
ALGEBRA 2: PREREQUISITE – ALGEBRA 1
This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts. It develops advanced algebra skills such as systems of equations, advanced polynomials, imaginary and complex numbers, quadratics, and concepts and includes the study of trigonometric functions. It also introduces matrices and their properties. The content of this course are important for students’ success on both the ACT and college mathematics entrance exams.
PRE-CALCULUS: PREREQUISITE – ALGEBRA 2 & GEOMETRY
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive study of functions, which are the basis of calculus and other higher mathematics courses. The students will study the properties and graphs of trigonometric, polynomial, rational, inverse, exponential and logarithmic functions in the first semester. During the second semester, the students will explore inequalities, polar coordinates, complex numbers, conic sections, matrices, vectors, sequences, series and limits.
Frequently Asked Question
Are the classes live?
Yes, all classes are live twice a week.
Where do students access the recordings from the live classes?
All recordings are located in Canvas (the online environment for students to access assignments, recordings, send messages, etc.)
If my student is struggling how can they get help?
Students can send me an email, Canvas message, or text and request more help. I meet with students regularly outside of class to help.
What curriculum do you use?
We use a Glencoe textbook for homework problems, but the instruction in class is the curriculum.
How do students submit homework?
Homework is not collected. Homework assignments are used as practice at home. We will go over any problems in class the day it is due.
How do students submit tests?
Tests are submitted online in Canvas. We will take a tour of Canvas the first week of classes.
Can students ask questions in class?
Yes. The classes are interactive and students can interact with me and each other.
How do I pay for the class?
Once a student is registered you will receive an email with payment options, a link to the required textbook, and class information.
When is the first class?
The first class is on Wednesday, September 7th. (see Calendar below)