Through applications to a wide variety of practical problems, students learn how to think about vectors, the spaces in which vectors live, and linear mappings between those spaces. They develop powerful new ways of thinking mathematically, and gain application skills for fields in which multiple variables interact in ways that can be modeled by systems of linear equations. This yearlong course covers a typical one-semester college linear algebra curriculum, including matrix algebra, vector spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and applications to differential equations. Linear algebra is a required and very useful subject in college for many science and engineering majors, and it can be studied either before or after multivariable calculus. It’s a great fit for the student who has completed AP® Calculus AB or BC, who is passionate about a challenge to think in new ways, and who wants to see math applied to the real world.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
"The inclusion of proofs has made me have to think more about logic, which is great. Also, the course regularly challenges me to move between thinking geometrically and algebraically."
WHAT STUDENTS DO
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:
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