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

Schedule in 2022-23

All times Pacific.
Saturday
Aug 27, 2022 -
Jun 10, 2023
10:15 - Noon
Saturday
Aug 27, 2022 -
Jun 10, 2023
10:15 - Noon
Doug Sparks
ENROLL
Saturday
Aug 27, 2022 -
Jun 10, 2023
2:45 - 4:30 PM
Saturday
Aug 27, 2022 -
Jun 10, 2023
2:45 - 4:30 PM
Doug Sparks
ENROLL
Sunday
Aug 28, 2022 -
Jun 11, 2023
12:30 - 2:15 PM
Sunday
Aug 28, 2022 -
Jun 11, 2023
12:30 - 2:15 PM
Cameron Raber
ENROLL
Sunday
Aug 28, 2022 -
Jun 11, 2023
5:00 - 6:45 PM
Sunday
Aug 28, 2022 -
Jun 11, 2023
5:00 - 6:45 PM
TBA
ENROLL
Monday
Aug 29, 2022 -
Jun 12, 2023
6:45 - 8:30 PM
Monday
Aug 29, 2022 -
Jun 12, 2023
6:45 - 8:30 PM
Robert Trousdale
ENROLL
Tuesday
Aug 30, 2022 -
Jun 6, 2023
4:30 - 6:15 PM
Tuesday
Aug 30, 2022 -
Jun 6, 2023
4:30 - 6:15 PM
Alex Lee
WAITLIST
Wednesday
Aug 31, 2022 -
Jun 8, 2023
7:15 - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
Aug 31, 2022 -
Jun 8, 2023
7:15 - 9:00 PM
Alex Lee
ENROLL
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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.
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The academy truly lays a deep foundation in mathematical thinking for success in all areas involving STEM subjects. It is really exciting to be among teachers and children who love math!

The harder the problem - the more exciting it is to the students and teachers at AoPS Academy."

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