Introduction to Algebra A

(Formerly called Algebra 1) Fundamental concepts of algebra, including exponents and radicals, linear equations and inequalities, ratio and proportion, systems of linear equations, factoring quadratics, complex numbers, completing the square, and the quadratic formula.

This course is University of California a-g approved. Click here for more details.

16 weeks

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SYLLABUS
16 weeks ARE YOU READY? DO YOU NEED THIS?  

Schedule

Tuesday
Jan 31 - May 16
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jan 31 - May 16
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$360
$419 w/books
$360
With Books $419
Friday
Feb 10 - May 26
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Feb 10 - May 26
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$360
$419 w/books
$360
With Books $419
FULL
Wednesday
Feb 22 - Jun 7
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Feb 22 - Jun 7
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$360
$419 w/books
$360
With Books $419
Thursday
Mar 9 - Jun 22
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Mar 9 - Jun 22
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$360
$419 w/books
$360
With Books $419
WAITLIST
Monday
Apr 17 - Aug 7
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Apr 17 - Aug 7
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$360
$419 w/books
$360
With Books $419
ENROLL
Wednesday
May 24 - Sep 6
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
May 24 - Sep 6
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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TBA $360
$419 w/books
$360
With Books $419
ENROLL
Tuesday
May 30 - Sep 19
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
May 30 - Sep 19
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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TBA $360
$419 w/books
$360
With Books $419
ENROLL
Monday
Jun 5 - Sep 25
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 5 - Sep 25
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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TBA $360
$419 w/books
$360
With Books $419
ENROLL
Friday
Jun 16 - Sep 29
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 16 - Sep 29
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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TBA $360
$419 w/books
$360
With Books $419
ENROLL
Thursday
Jun 29 - Oct 12
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 29 - Oct 12
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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TBA $360
$419 w/books
$360
With Books $419
ENROLL
Wednesday
Jul 26 - Nov 8
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jul 26 - Nov 8
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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TBA $360
$419 w/books
$360
With Books $419
ENROLL
Monday
Aug 21 - Dec 18
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Aug 21 - Dec 18
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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TBA $360
$419 w/books
$360
With Books $419
ENROLL
Fall 2017This course will be offered in Fall 2017. Click here to join our mailing list to be notified when the course schedule is available.

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes May 29, July 4, September 4, November 18 - 26, and December 21 - January 3.

Who Should Take?

Students are ready for this class if they have mastered arithmetic with fractions, decimals, percents, negative numbers, and integer exponents. Most students who have completed a typical Prealgebra course are ready for this course.

Students wishing to cover the material in this course at a more gradual pace should consider Stretch Introduction to Algebra A.

Please note: Our Algebra sequence will likely not match up exactly with your school's. Most students who have completed a Prealgebra course are ready for this course. This course covers much of the algebra of a typical honors Algebra 1 course, some of the content of an honors Algebra 2 course, and some additional material not taught in most standard curricula. Visit our Recommendations page for help in choosing the right class.

Lessons

Lesson 1 Follow the Rules
Lesson 2 Fractional Exponents, Radicals, and Variables
Lesson 3 Variables and Expressions
Lesson 4 Linear Equations
Lesson 5 More Variables
Lesson 6 Linear Equations with Multiple Variables
Lesson 7 Ratio and Percent
Lesson 8 More Ratios and Proportion
Lesson 9 Common Errors and Challenging Problems
Lesson 10 Graphing Lines (Part 1)
Lesson 11 Graphing Lines (Part 2) and Introduction to Inequalities
Lesson 12 Graphing Inequalities
Lesson 13 Quadratic Equations (Part 1)
Lesson 14 Special Factorizations
Lesson 15 Simon's Favorite Factoring Trick and Complex Numbers
Lesson 16 Quadratic Equations (Part 2)

Required Textbook

Introduction to Algebra
By Richard Rusczyk
A thorough introduction for students in grades 6-9 to algebra topics such as linear equations, ratios, quadratic equations, special factorizations, complex numbers, graphing linear and quadratic equations, linear and quadratic inequalities, functions, polynomials, exponents and logarithms, absolute value, sequences and series, and more!

I liked the class a lot! It was lots of fun learning from the instructor and his assistants. I learned much more than I thought was possible on an online course. I feel really confident about my Algebra skills now!

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