Algebra 1

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From: $79.00 / month for 8 months

Grades: 8th–10th

Live Class: Mon and Wed 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
(meets twice a week)

Dates: Aug 22–Apr 28

Price: $549

Instructor: Michele Diggins

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Course Description

 

Course Placement Application

This live Algebra 1 online class is a foundational course for high school mathematics.

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 60 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.

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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

An AAO parent, Michele is joining the Aim Academy Online faculty for the 2022-23 school year. Welcome, Michele!

Michele Diggins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Liberty University and a Master of Education from American College of Education.  She is passionate about learning and helping others to learn, especially her students.

Michele enjoyed homeschooling all four of her children, three of whom have graduated high school and gone on to college or other training. She has taught in co-op settings and tutored students of all ages online for many years.

When asked about other interests, Michele will list worshiping God and studying His Word, reading good literature, solving puzzles, sewing quilts, and walking trails as some of her favorites.

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