Algebra I provides the core foundation for all higher-level mathematics courses. The primary goal of this course is to help students transfer their concrete mathematical knowledge to more abstract algebraic concepts using variables. Students explore algebraic expressions, multi-step equations, linear functions, rational expressions, and quadratic functions. They discover how to write, solve, and graph linear and quadratic equations and develop fluency with rational numbers, various expressions, as well as analyzing and solving linear equations and inequalities. Students experience these concepts tabularly, graphically, and algebraically, and reinforce their understanding through example problems, practice assignments, and real-world applications where they solve problems and create new conjectures. Assessments include unit tests and quizzes, discussion prompts, and group and individual application problems. By the end of the course, students will have gained proficiency in critical thinking, pattern recognition, graphing techniques, and the clear communication of mathematical ideas.
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Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
Students encounter and solve application problems during which they apply what they learn each week by solving structured modeling or spatial reasoning problems. Students work through these project-based learning assignments both individually and collaboratively in teams. These applications lead students to new discoveries and deepen their understanding of the course material.
One Schoolhouse is fully accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges through December 1, 2025; we are an approved online publisher for the University of California.
B.A., Emory University
MEd., Lesley University
M.A., Mount Holyoke College