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Algebra 1

Academic Year Mathematics

In Algebra 1, students learn how to work with various types of expressions both algebraically and geometrically. They learn how to solve linear and quadratic equations and how to represent various expressions in the Cartesian plane. We introduce students to the rich field of complex numbers, as well as to important common functions and concepts in discrete math. We continue the emphasis on challenging word problems from Prealgebra, so that students learn when and how to apply their new tools. Many of the more challenging problems of Algebra 1 come from contests such as MATHCOUNTS, AMC 8, and AMC 10.

Students completing Algebra 1 are ready to apply their algebra skills to our Geometry course.

Textbooks: Introduction to Algebra and Introduction to Counting & Probability by Art of Problem Solving.

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

Schedule in 2020-21

All times Pacific.
Monday
Aug 17, 2020 -
Jun 7, 2021
4:00 - 5:45 PM
Monday
Aug 17, 2020 -
Jun 7, 2021
4:00 - 5:45 PM
Colin Shanahan
ENROLL
3 spots left
Saturday
Aug 22, 2020 -
Jun 5, 2021
10:15 - Noon
Saturday
Aug 22, 2020 -
Jun 5, 2021
10:15 - Noon
Whitney Featherston
ENROLL
Saturday
Aug 22, 2020 -
Jun 5, 2021
12:30 - 2:15 PM
Saturday
Aug 22, 2020 -
Jun 5, 2021
12:30 - 2:15 PM
Suet Man (Snow) Lee
ENROLL
2 spots left
Saturday
Aug 22, 2020 -
Jun 5, 2021
5:00 - 6:45 PM
Saturday
Aug 22, 2020 -
Jun 5, 2021
5:00 - 6:45 PM
Wei Paxson
WAITLIST
Sunday
Aug 23, 2020 -
Jun 6, 2021
12:30 - 2:15 PM
Sunday
Aug 23, 2020 -
Jun 6, 2021
12:30 - 2:15 PM
Whitney Featherston
ENROLL
5 spots left
Sunday
Aug 23, 2020 -
Jun 6, 2021
2:45 - 4:30 PM
Sunday
Aug 23, 2020 -
Jun 6, 2021
2:45 - 4:30 PM
Wei Paxson
WAITLIST
Sunday
Aug 23, 2020 -
Jun 6, 2021
5:00 - 6:45 PM
Sunday
Aug 23, 2020 -
Jun 6, 2021
5:00 - 6:45 PM
Ethan Davis
ENROLL
1 spot left
Tuesday
Aug 25, 2020 -
Jun 1, 2021
4:00 - 5:45 PM
Tuesday
Aug 25, 2020 -
Jun 1, 2021
4:00 - 5:45 PM
James Conant
WAITLIST
Tuesday
Aug 25, 2020 -
Jun 1, 2021
6:15 - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
Aug 25, 2020 -
Jun 1, 2021
6:15 - 8:00 PM
Robert Arreola
ENROLL
Wednesday
Aug 26, 2020 -
Jun 2, 2021
6:15 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
Aug 26, 2020 -
Jun 2, 2021
6:15 - 8:00 PM
Jessica Allen
WAITLIST
Thursday
Aug 27, 2020 -
Jun 3, 2021
6:15 - 8:00 PM
Thursday
Aug 27, 2020 -
Jun 3, 2021
6:15 - 8:00 PM
Wei Paxson
ENROLL
2 spots left
Friday
Aug 28, 2020 -
Jun 4, 2021
4:00 - 5:45 PM
Friday
Aug 28, 2020 -
Jun 4, 2021
4:00 - 5:45 PM
Shelly Ruderman
WAITLIST
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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.
"My children have been students of AoPS Academy for several years now. The staff is very good at identifying and encouraging high achieving students to attain their fullest potential. The instructors engage kids to solve tough math problems, and push them to think logically and come up with unique solutions, instead of following a memorized formula. I have witnessed many classes where students are given the opportunity to suggest multiple ways of approaching the same problem. This has really helped my children develop independent learning skills and a stronger foundation in mathematics. The staff truly care for each and every student’s growth. Every child gets an abundance of individual attention. Programs such as the math competition classes, MATHCOUNTS Trainer Contest, and Short Story Contest really challenge the kids to reach up to the next level. The language arts classes like Debate & Public Speaking and College Essay Writing provide a much higher quality of education for their students. Thank you so much for being such a valuable resource for my children. "
-Usha D.
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