### High School Math 1A

#### 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

#### Course Details

**Recommended Grade: **9th (Freshman)

**Prerequisites: **8th Grade Math or Pre-Algebra

**Estimated Weekly Hours: **5

**Format: **Live, self-paced, independent

**Credits: **0.5