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

Thursday
Apr 16 - Jul 30
7:30 - 9:00
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CLOSED
Tuesday
Apr 28 - Aug 11
4:00 - 5:30
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Tuesday
May 19 - Sep 1
7:30 - 9:00
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Tuesday
May 19 - Sep 1
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Friday
May 22 - Sep 11
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WAITLIST
Wednesday
Jun 3 - Sep 16
7:30 - 9:00
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Wednesday
Jun 3 - Sep 16
7:30 - 9:00
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Thursday
Jun 11 - Sep 24
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ENROLL
Monday
Jun 22 - Oct 12
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Thursday
Jul 9 - Oct 22
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Sunday
Aug 16 - Dec 13
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Friday
Aug 28 - Dec 18
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Tuesday
Sep 15 - Jan 19
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Sunday
Sep 20 - Jan 24
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Monday
Sep 28 - Feb 1
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Wednesday
Sep 30 - Feb 3
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Friday
Oct 16 - Feb 19
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Sunday
Oct 25 - Feb 28
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Thursday
Nov 12 - Mar 18
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Tuesday
Dec 8 - Apr 6
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ENROLL

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes 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.

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.

Great class! I learned a whole lot! I don't think math has ever been fun before. AoPS is a great math curriculum for me. It is a more challenging than normal math, but not too challenging. I will definitely take another class!

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