Algebra 1 - AoPS Academy Gaithersburg Campus

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Algebra 1

Academic Year Mathematics

In Algebra 1, students learn how to work with various types of expressions both algebraically and geometrically. They learn how to solve linear and quadratic equations and how to represent various expressions in the Cartesian plane. We introduce students to the rich field of complex numbers, as well as to important common functions and concepts in discrete math. We continue the emphasis on challenging word problems from Prealgebra, so that students learn when and how to apply their new tools. Many of the more challenging problems of Algebra 1 come from contests such as MATHCOUNTS, AMC 8, and AMC 10.

Students completing Algebra 1 are ready to apply their algebra skills to our Geometry course.

Textbooks: Introduction to Algebra and Introduction to Counting & Probability by Art of Problem Solving.

Hardcopy and temporary access to the online version of the textbooks are included in the tuition and fees of this course.

Schedule in 2020-21

All times Eastern.
Saturday
Aug 29 - Jun 5
10:15 - Noon
Saturday
Aug 29 - Jun 5
10:15 - Noon
Ian Parks
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Sunday
Aug 30 - Jun 6
12:30 - 2:15 PM
Sunday
Aug 30 - Jun 6
12:30 - 2:15 PM
Elizabeth Blake
ENROLL
Sunday
Aug 30 - Jun 6
2:45 - 4:30 PM
Sunday
Aug 30 - Jun 6
2:45 - 4:30 PM
Katherine Lin
ENROLL
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Tuesday
Sep 1 - Jun 1
7:15 - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
Sep 1 - Jun 1
7:15 - 9:00 PM
Anatole Ginsberg
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Wednesday
Sep 2 - Jun 2
5:00 - 6:45 PM
Wednesday
Sep 2 - Jun 2
5:00 - 6:45 PM
Alessandra King
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Friday
Sep 4 - Jun 4
5:00 - 6:45 PM
Friday
Sep 4 - Jun 4
5:00 - 6:45 PM
Hui Su Loo
ENROLL
Friday
Sep 4 - Jun 4
7:15 - 9:00 PM
Friday
Sep 4 - Jun 4
7:15 - 9:00 PM
Hui Su Loo
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Sample Problems

Below are examples of some of the types of problems that students will encounter in our Algebra 1 course.
"My children have been students of AoPS Academy for several years now. The staff is very good at identifying and encouraging high achieving students to attain their fullest potential. The instructors engage kids to solve tough math problems, and push them to think logically and come up with unique solutions, instead of following a memorized formula. I have witnessed many classes where students are given the opportunity to suggest multiple ways of approaching the same problem. This has really helped my children develop independent learning skills and a stronger foundation in mathematics. The staff truly care for each and every student’s growth. Every child gets an abundance of individual attention. Programs such as the math competition classes, MATHCOUNTS Trainer Contest, and Short Story Contest really challenge the kids to reach up to the next level. The language arts classes like Debate & Public Speaking and College Essay Writing provide a much higher quality of education for their students. Thank you so much for being such a valuable resource for my children. "
-Usha D.
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