Introduction to Algebra A Online Math Course
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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.

16 weeks

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Schedule

Wednesday
May 15 - Aug 28
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Thursday
May 23 - Sep 12
7:30 - 9:00
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May 23 - Sep 12
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Friday
May 24 - Sep 6
7:30 - 9:00
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May 24 - Sep 6
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Monday
Jun 3 - Sep 23
7:30 - 9:00
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Jun 3 - Sep 23
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Tuesday
Jun 4 - Sep 17
7:30 - 9:00
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Wednesday
Jun 26 - Oct 9
7:30 - 9:00
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Jun 26 - Oct 9
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Friday
Jun 28 - Oct 11
7:30 - 9:00
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Jun 28 - Oct 11
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Tuesday
Jul 23 - Nov 5
7:30 - 9:00
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Jul 23 - Nov 5
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Monday
Aug 19 - Dec 16
7:30 - 9:00
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Aug 19 - Dec 16
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Monday
Aug 19 - Dec 16
7:30 - 9:00
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Wednesday
Sep 11 - Jan 15
7:30 - 9:00
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Sep 11 - Jan 15
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Thursday
Sep 26 - Jan 30
7:30 - 9:00
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Sep 26 - Jan 30
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Friday
Oct 18 - Feb 21
7:30 - 9:00
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Oct 18 - Feb 21
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Tuesday
Oct 29 - Mar 3
7:30 - 9:00
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Monday
Dec 2 - Mar 30
7:30 - 9:00
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Dec 2 - Mar 30
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$390
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$390
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ENROLL
Spring 2020This course will be offered in Spring 2020. Click here to join our mailing list to be notified when the course schedule is available.

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes September 1–2, November 25–December 1, or December 21–January 3.

Who Should Take?

Students are ready for this course 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 finishing our Beast Academy curriculum should take Prealgebra 1 and Prealgebra 2 prior to taking 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! This book is used in our Introduction to Algebra A and Introduction to Algebra B courses.

Introduction to Algebra A is an amazing class. AoPS has made me truly love mathematics. It covers the course material at a pace that allows you to learn a ton and not be bored by reciting stuff over and over. The explanations are clear and the problems are challenging and fun. I like it so much, I'm already signed up for Introduction to Algebra B.

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