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Course: Algebra 1

V Algebra 1 • Offering for 2017 • Grade 8 or above • Mathematics Sequence
* Primary Instructor
James Caleb Dean
* Sections
[Enrolled students will be notified if teacher schedules change between course posting at the time enrollment opens and the scheduled start of classes. Please see Tuition and Fees for refund policy.]
Section 1 Instructor: James Caleb Dean
Classes meet from September 5, 2017 to June 1, 2018
Monday 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM ET • Wednesday 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM ET • Friday 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM ET
Enrollment Policy: Full Year Only
Tuition: $400.00

* Website
Please review more extensive materials at the teacher's Algebra 1 website.
* Description
Algebra I is the gateway course for college admissions. This course examines 1) the acquisition, analysis, and display of data (graphs and charts), 2) multiple representations of linear and quadratic relations, equations, inequalities, and functions, and 3) factoring and multiplying expressions. As time permits, we may examine 1) experimental and theoretical probability and 2) simple trigonometry. Throughout, careful reasoning and real understanding are encouraged and prized.
* Meetings
This course meets 3 times per week for discussion and review of assigned homework.
* Homework
Homework assignments will be posted on a monthly calendar that will reflect the discussions and progress during our on-line time.
* Prerequisites
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Algebra or an 8th-grade level arithmetic course.
* Recommended background
Pre-Algebra course through Scholars Online or equivalent.
V Textbooks and Materials
* Discovering Algebra: An Investigative Approach (Edition: 2)
Jerald Murdock, Ellen Kamischke, and Eric Kamischke
This text is required.
ISBN: 1559537639
Publisher's website: Discovering Algebra: An Investigative Approach
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore or Kendall Hunt (1-800-770-3544)
* TI-NSpire Calculator

This text is required.
ISBN: ASIN: B004NBZAW0
Publisher's website: TI-NSpire Calculator
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore or amazon.com or any office supply store
Other information: There are several models of the TI-nspire; the standard model is fine for this class. This handheld device should last through college.


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