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

Monday
Jan 6 - Apr 20
7:30 - 9:00
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Jan 6 - Apr 20
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$405
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Tuesday
Jan 21 - May 5
7:30 - 9:00
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Jan 21 - May 5
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Wednesday
Feb 5 - May 20
7:30 - 9:00
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Feb 5 - May 20
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Thursday
Feb 6 - May 21
7:30 - 9:00
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Feb 6 - May 21
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Sunday
Feb 23 - Jun 14
7:30 - 9:00
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Feb 23 - Jun 14
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Friday
Mar 6 - Jun 19
7:30 - 9:00
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Mar 6 - Jun 19
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4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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Monday
Apr 13 - Aug 3
7:30 - 9:00
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Apr 13 - Aug 3
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Thursday
Apr 16 - Jul 30
7:30 - 9:00
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Apr 16 - Jul 30
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Tuesday
May 19 - Sep 1
7:30 - 9:00
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May 19 - Sep 1
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Friday
May 22 - Sep 11
7:30 - 9:00
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May 22 - Sep 11
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Wednesday
Jun 3 - Sep 16
7:30 - 9:00
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Jun 3 - Sep 16
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Saturday
Jun 6 - Oct 3
7:30 - 9:00
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Jun 6 - Oct 3
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Monday
Jun 22 - Oct 12
7:30 - 9:00
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Jun 22 - Oct 12
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6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
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Thursday
Jul 9 - Oct 22
7:30 - 9:00
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Jul 9 - Oct 22
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Sunday
Aug 16 - Dec 13
7:30 - 9:00
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Aug 16 - Dec 13
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$405
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Friday
Aug 28 - Dec 18
7:30 - 9:00
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Aug 28 - 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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$405
$468 w/books
$405
With Books $468
ENROLL
Fall 2020This course will be offered in Fall 2020. Click here to join our mailing list to be notified when the course schedule is available.

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes May 23–25, July 3–5, September 5–7, and 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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