Algebra 1

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From: $85.00 / month for 8 months

Grades: 8th–10th

Live Class: Mon and Wed 12:00–12:55 p.m. ET
(meets twice a week)

Dates: Aug 21–May 10

Price: $599

Instructor: Michele Diggins

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Course Description

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Course Placement Application

As a foundational course for high school mathematics, Algebra 1 will provide students with the means of learning how to understand the language of algebra and complete algebraic calculations. However, as another step in the educational process, this class will show students how the mathematics they learn connects with everyday situations. The UCSMP math program, used in every mathematics class at Aim Academy, has a unique method that allows students to apply what they are learning in Algebra for each new lesson, while also practicing those skills from previous lessons to be sure they’ve mastered them. The Algebra 1 course specifically addresses beginning secondary mathematics concepts with the ultimate goal of seeing students well-equipped to participate in our society.

This class offers students the opportunity to engage the course content in several ways: two live sessions per week, an attractive and easy-to-read text, homework online with instant feedback, and discussion among students of the topics being taught. These methods will give students at every level excellent opportunity to learn new mathematics and reinforce what they already know.

Students should apply before registering.

Course Structure

This class meets twice a week for 55 minutes. Students should expect to spend 5-7 hours per week on this course. Answer keys to the homework problems are provided to allow students to assess their understanding of the material, and each class includes time to discuss homework problems for which students need further clarification. Therefore, it will be essential that students attend class, take notes, work through teacher guided examples, and complete homework in a timely manner in order to develop a good understanding of the material and stay on pace with the course.

All classes will be recorded, so that in the event of having to miss a class, or if a student desires to re-watch a lesson, a video will be available for viewing.

Supplies needed:

  • TI-84 calculator (any version)

Who should enroll?

Students who are confident with concepts dealing with decimals, fractions, percents, and arithmetic operations may enroll. Typically this means those in 8th through 10th grade will be admitted to the class, although exceptions may be made for advanced 7th grade students. Students must complete the course placement application and be approved before registering.

Technology Requirements

  • High speed, broadband Internet
  • Web cam, sound card and microphone (for live sessions and projects)
  • Streaming video capabilities to watch recorded lectures
  • Scanner or smart phone for submitting tests and homework in pdf form

Evaluation and Feedback

Students will receive grades for their homework, projects, quizzes, and tests via Canvas. The instructor will respond to any questions received from students using Canvas messages. All correspondence will proceed in a timely manner.

Communication

Parents are encouraged to monitor grades as course observers. Canvas messages is available for parents to reach out to the instructor.

Course Placement Application

Required Texts

 

The University School of Chicago School Mathematics Project texts are used in all of Aim Academy’s math classes. The design is colorful and engaging and the text is student-friendly. Technology is also incorporated so students learn to be proficient with scientific and graphing calculators. If you have additional questions about the text, please reach out to the instructor directly. Information about the curriculum and ordering directly from the publisher can be found here.  This is latest version of print catalog.

1 review for Algebra 1

  1. Dawn Polmatier

    Michele is definitely a wonderful math teacher! She takes the time to make sure my son understands the problems and and patiently helps him to work through what he does not understand. She helps him to gain a better understanding of what he is being asked to do, so that he can work the problems out on his own when he comes across them again. I would highly recommend her!

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Instructor Bio

Michele Diggins

My Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Liberty University shows that I know a little about mathematics. And my Masters of Education degree from American College of Education shows that I have learned something of education theory. However, my passion for learning and for helping others learn is what really drives my desire to teach mathematics.

I began by tutoring my peers in the math lab at college. Eventually, I taught my own children from preschool through high school at home. Now, I enjoy sharing mathematics with students from many different backgrounds. Although math presents beautiful puzzles and amazing connections to all of creation, I also enjoy studying for my own benefit (especially in God’s Word), creating crafty projects, tending my chickens, and spending time with family.

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