Algebra I provides the core foundation for all higher-level mathematics courses. This course covers a full year of Algebra I in eight weeks with a primary goal of helping 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.
Summer courses are for-credit opportunities for ambitious students to get a jump on the next academic year. Students participating in these courses should plan to devote 20 hours per week for eight weeks to their course. Students will receive grades and comments in these classes, which are the equivalent of year-long, high-school level courses. Because of the pacing and intensity of for-credit summer courses, there is little flexibility; students must be available and have internet access for all eight weeks of the course.
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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:
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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