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Stretch Introduction to Algebra AStretch Introduction to Algebra A covers the same topics as Introduction to Algebra A, but at a more methodical pace (22 two-hour classes versus 16 ninety-minute classes). Topics covered include 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.
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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. Our Stretch Introduction to Algebra A course covers the same syllabus as our Introduction to Algebra A course.
AoPS Stretch courses are designed for high-performing students who seek a more gradual pace than our regular courses offer. Our Stretch Introduction to Algebra A consists of 22 two-hour classes, compared to 16 ninety-minute classes in Introduction to Algebra A. Each Stretch class features an instructor-led component that highlights the week's central concepts, followed by a student-led session in which students apply these concepts to more challenging problems.
Students wishing to cover the material in this course at a more rapid pace should consider 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.
|Lesson 1||Follow the Rules|
|Lesson 2||Fractional Exponents and Radicals|
|Lesson 3||Expressions and Variables (Part 1)|
|Lesson 4||Expressions and Variables (Part 2)|
|Lesson 5||Linear Equations|
|Lesson 6||More Variables|
|Lesson 7||Linear Equations with Two Variables|
|Lesson 8||Word Problems and Linear Equations with Several Variables|
|Lesson 10||Percents and Proportion|
|Lesson 11||Proportion and Rate Problems|
|Lesson 12||Common Errors and Challenging Problems|
|Lesson 13||Introduction to Graphing Lines|
|Lesson 14||Using Slope and Finding Equations|
|Lesson 15||Introduction to Inequalities|
|Lesson 16||Graphing Inequalities|
|Lesson 17||Quadratic Equations and Factoring|
|Lesson 18||Quadratic Equations and Roots|
|Lesson 19||Factorizations: Squares of Binomials and Difference of Squares|
|Lesson 20||Rationalizing Denominators and Special Factorizations|
|Lesson 21||Complex Numbers|
|Lesson 22||Completing the Square and the Quadratic Formula|