Algebra 1B

Why This Class

As your student grows towards adulthood, developing the logical thinking skills of algebra will prepare them, among other things, to make wise financial decisions and accurately analyze the news. You want your student to have these skills—and this course helps by elevating their confidence and capacity in algebra.

Students in this self-paced course use our math learning platform to explore the surprising real-life applications of linear inequalities, arithmetic and geometric sequences, and exponential and absolute value functions. With the help of math tutors as needed, students learn to identify rational and irrational expressions and find solutions to real-world problems using factoring.

By the end of this course, students gain a solid foundation in manipulating algebraic expressions. They are prepared to succeed in higher mathematics and excited to use their sharpened critical thinking skills in daily life.

Overarching Questions

How can I use two-step inequalities to solve real-world problems?

How can I use two-variable and systems of inequalities to solve real-world problems?

How can I graph basic exponential functions?

How do I analyze structure to solve real-world problems?

How can I solve quadratic equations by completing the square?

Reading List

A Scientific or Graphing Calculator is optional. Please see the book list in SIS for details.

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman)

Prerequisites: Algebra 1A

Estimated Weekly Hours: 7

Format: Self-paced, independent

Credits: 0.5

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Please note that program and course descriptions, as well as reading and materials lists, are subject to change as we continuously improve our curriculum throughout the year. Book and materials lists for the upcoming school year are published in SIS mid to late June. Some courses require subscriptions e.g., Adobe software or online magazines that may not be covered by partner schools.