Honors Algebra I:
Our Honors Algebra I course it taught in two parts and is designed for accelerated students who are rising 9th graders who want to be better prepared for high school or older students who never adequately mastered algebra.
Description: In this course, students will extend topics introduced in middle school by learning algebraic concepts through both theory and applications. Modeling and real-world problems are introduced throughout the course. This course prepares students for Honors Geometry and Honors Algebra II.
Course materials are organized on an online class portal and include supports such as videos, notes, interactive webpages, and practice problems with solutions. Each student is assigned to a Stellar Learning course assistant to help them during their course. Students can contact their course assistant during class sessions and via email with any questions or concern. Review sessions are scheduled on Saturdays help students prepare for the graded assessments, which include homework, chapter exams, and a cumulative final. Students must have access to internet connection to complete homework assignments.
Students are provided some time during class sessions to work on longer activities and problems. In addition, they are strongly encouraged to work on the course at least 1 hour a day, 5 days a week (for the 6-week summer intensive course), and at least 1 hour a day for each class meeting (for academic year course offerings). Students must have access to the internet and will be submitting homework assignments for every class session.
Goals for the course are:
· To develop a deep understanding of patterns, functions and algebraic thinking
· To develop a deep connection between number theory and algebra
· To recognize, extend, analyze and describe a wide variety of patterns
· To analyze various types of functional relationships (linear, exponential, quadratic, and inverse functions)
· To relate various representations of functions (tabular, symbolic, graphical, and verbal)
· To model real world situations using linear, exponential, and quadratic functions
· To use graphical and symbolic techniques to solve equations
· Review of concepts from Pre-algebra
· The Structure and Properties of the Real Numbers
· Linear Equations and Inequalities
· Rational Expressions
· Roots and Radicals
· Relations and Functions
· Exponential Functions
· Quadratic Equations and Inequalities
· Systems of Equations
· >Data Analysis and Probability
Our intensive summer course takes place over six weeks, four days per week with a tutorial session available on Saturday for those who wish to receive additional help. The course is taught in two segments, each segment including 12, three-hour sessions.