High School Math 1A

Note: This class is offered as both a Classic course and Honors course. Honors Math is for highly engaged students who like to think deeply and challenge themselves. Honors students will engage with a weekly project, reading, problem of the week, or research topic that will help them dive deeper into the subject and think more critically. These weekly WAM also provides students with an opportunity to explain their deep thinking and push past procedural math to a more complete, conceptual understanding.

Why This Class

As a parent, you want your student to gain the invaluable reasoning skills that come from mastering math. You also want them to learn those skills in the order that’s most likely to stick. By combining core lessons from algebra and geometry, this course does both—solidifying your student’s math foundations while fostering critical thinking habits that will last a lifetime.

Mentors in this course lead students on an exploration of linear equations, inequalities, and functions. Students learn how to make sense of mathematical sentences, discover multiple ways to solve algebraic equations and see how graphing makes numbers and shapes come alive. In the process, they use algebraic thinking to bridge the gap between solving problems in math and real life and hone the mindset to win any argument by studying original works by great mathematicians.

Students emerge from this course with an expanded toolbelt that prepares them to explore the world of high school math with confidence. They are excited to continue using math to increase their brain power.

Overarching Questions

What does it mean for an equation to have no or infinitely many solutions?

How can I write an arithmetic sequence using recursive notation?

How can slope-intercept form of a line be helpful in a situation?

How can we calculate the area and perimeter of a shape on a coordinate plane?

How can I use properties and the definition of exponents to simplify?

Readings for Live Course *

The Elements by Euclid

This course requires a Scientific or Graphing Calculator. Please see the book list in SIS for details.

*If your student is taking the self-paced version of this course, no texts or materials are required.

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman)

Prerequisites:* Intro to HS Math B (also known as 8th Grade Math or Pre-Algebra)

Estimated Weekly Hours: 7

Format: Live, self-paced, independent

Credits: 0.5

*Transferring from a traditional track? Check out this guide for help!

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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.