Why This Class
For your student, algebra opens the door to discovering all higher mathematics and strengthens the critical thinking skills you want them to use every day. The earlier they master algebra, the more likely they are to succeed in future math challenges—at school or in life. With that in mind, this course helps your student level-up their algebra skills.
Students in this self-paced course use Khan Academy to learn the structure of mathematical sentences and how to interpret them. They discover variables, solve algebraic equations, and see how graphing can bring numbers and concepts to life. With help from math tutors as needed, students come to recognize the similarities between solving problems in math and the real world. They also study classic math texts to learn about the theories behind the numbers.
Students emerge from this course with the skills to start exploring the world of higher mathematics—and with the confidence and critical thinking skills to succeed in any future educational pursuit.
How do I cultivate a growth mindset toward math?
How do I write algebraic expressions?
How can I use the slope-intercept form of linear equations to answer real-life questions?
How can I use functions to understand and explain my world?
How does graphing help me solve systems of equations?
Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman)
Prerequisites: 8th Grade Math or Pre-Algebra
Estimated Weekly Hours: 5
Format: Self-paced, Independent