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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 twohour classes versus 16 ninetyminute 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.This course is University of California ag approved. Click here for more details. 
22 weeks 
22 weeks ARE YOU READY? DO YOU NEED THIS? 
Schedule
Fall 2017  This course will be offered in Fall 2017. Click here to join our mailing list to be notified when the course schedule is available. 
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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 highperforming students who seek a more gradual pace than our regular courses offer. Our Stretch Introduction to Algebra A consists of 22 twohour classes, compared to 16 ninetyminute classes in Introduction to Algebra A. Each Stretch class features an instructorled component that highlights the week's central concepts, followed by a studentled 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.
Lessons
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 9  Ratio 
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 
Required Textbook
Introduction to Algebra
A thorough introduction for students in grades 69 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!
