Through a wide variety of practical problems, conceptual questions, and visualizations, 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 apply their new skills to solve a wide variety of problems from other fields, including computer graphics, economics, and population biology. This year-long 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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Examples of signature activities and projects for this course are:
This course is approved by the NCAA.
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.
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