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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.

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

Textbooks: Introduction to Algebra 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 2021-22

All times Pacific.
Saturday
Aug 14 - May 21
10:15 - Noon
Saturday
Aug 14 - May 21
10:15 - Noon
Traptilisa Kumar
ENROLL
5 spots left
Saturday
Aug 14 - May 21
12:30 - 2:15 PM
Saturday
Aug 14 - May 21
12:30 - 2:15 PM
Peter Kane
ENROLL
Sunday
Aug 15 - May 22
10:15 - Noon
Sunday
Aug 15 - May 22
10:15 - Noon
Esther Chen
WAITLIST
Sunday
Aug 15 - May 22
12:30 - 2:15 PM
Sunday
Aug 15 - May 22
12:30 - 2:15 PM
Bill Zabor
ENROLL
1 spot left
Sunday
Aug 15 - May 22
5:00 - 6:45 PM
Sunday
Aug 15 - May 22
5:00 - 6:45 PM
Bill Zabor
WAITLIST
Wednesday
Aug 18 - May 25
4:15 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
Aug 18 - May 25
4:15 - 6:00 PM
Bill Zabor
WAITLIST
Thursday
Aug 19 - May 26
4:15 - 6:00 PM
Thursday
Aug 19 - May 26
4:15 - 6:00 PM
Anatole Ginsberg
ENROLL
Thursday
Aug 19 - May 26
6:30 - 8:15 PM
Thursday
Aug 19 - May 26
6:30 - 8:15 PM
Lisa Brett
WAITLIST
Friday
Aug 20 - May 27
6:30 - 8:15 PM
Friday
Aug 20 - May 27
6:30 - 8:15 PM
Traptilisa Kumar
ENROLL
1 spot left
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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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