Algebra 1 is a course which will provide the foundation for more advanced mathematics courses and sciences.This course focuses on the basics of Algebra 1 and teaches students test taking skills. Topics shall include, but are not limited to, sets, variables, structure and properties of the real number system, first-degree equations and inequalities, relations, functions, graphs, systems of linear equations/inequalities, integral exponents, polynomials, rational algebraic expressions, irrational numbers, radical expressions, quadratic equations, and mathematical problem solving. Calculator use is allowed in this Algebra 1 course.
This 6-week course is offered for first time credit, for credit grade replacement, or for non-credit enrichment in preparation for taking the course in the future. Please check with your school regarding credit from outside institutions.
Bernice Walker, a math and computer teacher, recently earned a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University. She also has earned a Masters in Mathematics and a Bachelors of Arts in Information Systems. Previous to starting her career at American Academy, she had retired from Broward County Public Schools after 28 years. Within the Broward County system, she held positions both in the classroom and in administration. She served 5 years as Coordinator of the SECME (Science Engineering Communications Mathematics Enrichment) Program for middle and elementary students, which included teaching Code.org curriculum.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll. A specific teacher is not guaranteed. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording. Students must be age appropriate for the course. Young children must be supervised by a parent at all times. It is the parent’s responsibility to check with their child’s school when seeking credit for a course.