Algebra 1

This 32 week course focuses on the study of linear and non-linear functions and their many representations. For 90 min each week, students will learn how to think algebraically and be better problem solvers. Students will work through rational numbers, expressions, complex linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, and data analysis. Students will also use a graphing calculator to aid in problem solving. This course will also teach them basic calculator usage techniques that will help improve ACT/SAT scores.

Students will watch tutor-made video lessons weekly and complete online assignments through a game-based program. Class time will be spent reinforcing video lessons through hands-on activities and extended lessons for advanced learners. Students will need to come to class having viewed the lessons and completed their daily online assignments in order to stay on track.

Curriculum: Holt McDougal Algebra 1

Note: Purchasing the textbook is not required, but rather a helpful resource to have at home. Video lessons correspond directly to the lessons in the textbook.

Textbook link:  https://www.amazon.com/Holt-McDougal-Algebra-MCDOUGAL-Hardcover/dp/B015QNT1SM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1515179997&sr=8-3&keywords=holt+mcdougal+algebra+1

Note: “A graphing calculator is needed for this class. Students need to have a Ti-83, Ti-84, Ti-83 plus or Ti-84 plus. Students will receive instruction on calculator usage and helpful ACT hints and tricks with the calculator.”

Class Homework requirements: Daily assignments

Wednesday 
Time: 10:45 – 12:15
Grades: 8-10
Class Fee: $390
Supply and Technology fee: $80*
Tutor: Lindsay Lamport

*Supply fees include a one year subscription to an online immersive math program (iXL.com) that provides a platform for comprehensive math studies and real time observations of the student’s progress.

*Two personal tutoring sessions provided with the class (1 for each semester, scheduled outside of class time).

COVID-19 Contingency Plan:

In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom for the 2020-21 school year, I will make the following adjustments to this class. Tutor and students will meet at the scheduled class time via a video chat service. Assignments can be submitted electronically, and feedback will be provided electronically. Our goal is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin classroom meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation resolves.