Intro to HS Math A

Why This Class

As a parent, you have witnessed your student wondering how certain math skills will apply to their future. You not only want them to understand the role math plays in their life, but you want them to discover their own unique abilities as they practice reasoning and problem-solving to become anything they would like to be.

In this course, students begin to think about what they want to do when they grow up. They begin to see how math can help them figure out what career path is in their future. Students experience how algebra helps solve real-life problems, how it guides them through numbers and operations, patterns of geometry, and solving equations with one unknown. Students learn how to solve problems with two-variable linear functions, and start learning about statistics. They focus on connection concepts they have learned their whole lives in preparation for future learning.

By the end of this course, students understand the importance of a strong mathematical foundation. They can solve problems, equations, and relate them to the real world.

Overarching Questions

How can I use connections to build a strong mathematical foundation?

Which foundations do I need to succeed?

How can I use number sense to help me solve problems?

How can I solve systems of equations?

How can I use my knowledge to solve real-world problems?

Reading List


Course Details

Recommended Grade: 8th

Prerequisites: 7th Grade Math B

Estimated Weekly Hours: 7*

Format: Live, Self-paced

Credits: 0.5

*Math students will spend an estimated 30 minutes a day practicing math. Additionally, students in the live course attend four weekly live workshops led by a mentor.

*No prerequisites are required to enroll in Independent Math. However, students should master foundational concepts before moving on to the next level of math. Please contact our Customer Support Team at if you have questions.
Please note that program and course descriptions are subject to change as we continuously improve our curriculum throughout the year.