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