Introductory Algebra for the Math-Averse
|Term||Fall 2020, Spring 2021|
|Price 1 semester||$425|
|Price 2 semesters||$800|
This is a special course for children who do not like math, who do not feel confident in their math ability, who find math an alien language, or who just need some extra help before they get it.
This course is for children who are ready to begin algebra. With patience and a steady application of effort through the year, students will be able to master the wide range of topics that fall under the heading of “Introductory Algebra.”
Through the year, students will be presented with many problem-solving strategies to apply to a broad introduction to basic algebra, including linear equations, ratios, quadratic equations, special factorizations, complex numbers, graphing linear and quadratic equations, linear and quadratic inequalities, functions, polynomials, exponents and logarithms, absolute value, and sequences and series.
This course is set for the appropriate level of difficulty for children who would be in the sixth grade if they were in a public school.
Live Classes: Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The first semester begins the week of August 17th and ends the week of December 14th. The second semester begins the week of January 11th, 2021, and ends the week of May 10th. Students unable to attend a live class will be able to access a recording of the class.
Student Support: The instructor is available via email.
Materials: Students will need the book Introduction to Algebra (available at https://artofproblemsolving.com).