Grades 9 & up
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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.
Session 1A: 6/12/23 - 6/30/23 (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) (EST) - 0.50 credit
Session 2A: 7/03/23 - 7/21/23 (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) (EST) - 0.50 credit - Closed 7/04/23
6 weeks course
For full 1.00 credit the student MUST complete both 'A' sessions (6-weeks)
For 0.50 credit or audit the student may take first session only '1A' (first 3 weeks)
Meet Bernice Walker+
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 junior high and elementary students, which included teaching Code.org curriculum.
Meet Valerie Edris+
Mrs. Edris, an upper school math teacher at American Heritage Schools, has over 18 years of teaching experience. This year she was also involved with the math competition team. She has her Bachelor of Science in Education from Florida State University and earned her Masters degree in Educational Technology from Florida Atlantic University. Mrs. Edris has experience teaching a wide variety of subjects and different grade levels. This experience has given her the ability to use different styles of teaching and instill the love of learning across all ages or subjects.
Additional Course Information+
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.
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