Intermediate Algebra

(Formerly called Algebra 3) Algebraic subjects covered include advanced quadratics, polynomials, conics, general functions, logarithms, clever factorizations and substitutions, systems of equations, sequences and series, symmetric sums, advanced factoring methods, classical inequalities, functional equations, and more.

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

24 weeks

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SYLLABUS
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Schedule

Wednesday
Jun 7 - Nov 15
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 7 - Nov 15
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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$495
$559 w/books
$495
With Books $559
Wednesday
Jun 7 - Nov 15
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 7 - Nov 15
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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$495
$559 w/books
$495
With Books $559
FULL
Thursday
Aug 31 - Mar 1
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Aug 31 - Mar 1
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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$495
$559 w/books
$495
With Books $559
ENROLL
Friday
Sep 22 - Mar 23
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Sep 22 - Mar 23
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 $495
$559 w/books
$495
With Books $559
ENROLL
Tuesday
Oct 17 - Apr 17
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Oct 17 - Apr 17
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 $495
$559 w/books
$495
With Books $559
ENROLL
Monday
Nov 27 - May 21
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Nov 27 - May 21
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 $495
$559 w/books
$495
With Books $559
ENROLL

AoPS Holidays

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

Who Should Take?

Students should have a mastery of basic algebra up through and including quadratic equations before taking this course. Typically this class follows our Introduction to Geometry class.

This course goes beyond what you would find in a typical honors Algebra curriculum. Algebra courses vary widely in their definitions, but our Intermediate Algebra class covers topics typically found in honors Algebra 2 and Precalculus classes, as well as many topics that are not found in most other curricula. Students who have completed a typical honors Algebra 2 course elsewhere may be ready for Intermediate Algebra.

Lessons

Lesson 1 Review and Overview
Lesson 2 Functions Review
Lesson 3 Complex Numbers
Lesson 4 Quadratic Equations and Graphing Parabolas
Lesson 5 Minima, Maxima, and Circles
Lesson 6 Conics
Lesson 7 Polynomial Division, the Remainder Theorem, the Factor Theorem
Lesson 8 Integer and Rational Roots
Lesson 9 Proof by Contradiction and Irrational Roots
Lesson 10 Vieta's Formulas
Lesson 11 Multivariable Polynomials
Lesson 12 Advanced Strategies for Polynomials
Lesson 13 Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series
Lesson 14 Advanced Sequences and Series
Lesson 15 Induction
Lesson 16 Exponents and Logarithms
Lesson 17 Radicals, Monotonic, and Even and Odd Functions
Lesson 18 Rational Functions and Partial Fractions
Lesson 19 Piecewise Functions, Absolute Value, Integer and Fractional Part
Lesson 20 Inequalities
Lesson 21 Mean Inequality Chain
Lesson 22 Cauchy-Schwarz Inequality
Lesson 23 Functional Equations
Lesson 24 More Functional Equations and Challenging Problems

Required Textbook

Intermediate Algebra
By Richard Rusczyk and Mathew Crawford

A comprehensive textbook covering Algebra 2 and topics in Precalculus. This book is the follow-up to the acclaimed Introduction to Algebra textbook. In addition to offering standard Algebra 2 and Precalculus curriculum, the text includes advanced topics such as those problem solving strategies required for success on the AMC and AIME competitions.

I really enjoyed this class. I love Algebra and learned a ton. This course went well beyond anything that would ever be offered in my school's wildest dreams.

ACS WASC
ACCREDITED
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