High School Math 1B

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.

Overarching Questions

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.

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman)

Prerequisites: High School Math 1A

Estimated Weekly Hours: 5

Format: Live, self-paced, independent

Credits: 0.5

Please note that program and course descriptions are subject to change as we continuously improve our curriculum throughout the year.