High School Math 1B
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
For your student, algebra opens the doors to all higher math learning and strengthens core critical thinking skills. Geometry gives them a grasp on logic that helps them navigate life’s changes with a level head. This course combines both subjects to give your student a lasting, well-rounded mastery of foundational high school math.
Mentors in this course guide students to refine their reasoning skills by applying algebraic concepts including geometric sequences and systems of equations and inequalities. Students also explore exponential vs. linear growth and decay, graphing functions, and data distribution tables and graphs. With the help of mentors and math tutors, students learn to take a systematic approach to problem-solving—beginning with what they know and moving step-by-step toward clear solutions.
Students emerge from this course not only with stronger math skills but also an expanded view of what it takes to think like a mathematician. As a result, they are more persistent problem solvers both in math and daily life.
How can a graph be used to find a solution to a system of equations?
How are geometric sequences different than arithmetic sequences?
What is the graphical representation of an exponential function?
How do I graph a system of linear inequalities?
What are some benefits, or drawbacks, of a frequency table versus other graphical representations of data?
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.
Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman)
Prerequisites*: High School Math 1A
Estimated Weekly Hours: 5
Format: Live, self-paced, independent
*Transferring from a traditional track? Check out this guide for help!