Algebra 1 Honors EVP (MATH150e)
1.0 (yearlong course)
High School Credit Available
A grade of an 85% or higher in the subject area course taken the previous year.
This course is designed to help students master the fundamentals of algebra and covers topics such as variables, equations, inequalities, graphing, functions, systems of equations and inequalities, exponent rules, polynomials & factoring, quadratic equations, exponential functions, radical expressions and equations, and data and statistics. The honors track includes a deeper focus on critical thinking and analytical skills by providing students with more challenging problems and assignments. These elements will prepare students to be successful in future upper-level and AP courses.
The course allows students to learn in a variety of ways: guided discovery learning, reading with guided notes, watching videos, and practice with reflection. Students have a variety of regular assessments to allow teachers to give feedback about their learning and understanding of key concepts.
Students need access to a scanner or digital camera (phone is fine) in order to submit work for the teacher to review. Students will also need a TI-84 graphing calculator.
The recommended sequence for students wishing to pursue advanced math classes: MATH150, MATH250, MATH350, MATH450, followed by their choice of MATH500, MATH510, or MATH520.
The honors track includes a deeper focus on critical thinking and analytical skills by providing students with more challenging problems and assignments. These elements will prepare students to be successful in future upper-level and AP® courses.
*As part of the EVP program, this course will have a live class requirement once a week at a set time; please see the website for time choices. This live class will include teaching, discussion with classmates from around the world, demonstrations, questions and answers, and other aspects of a live classroom. Students will have weekly due dates and stay on a traditional coursework schedule.
Semester 1: August 30 – January 23
Fall Break: November 22 – 26
Christmas Break: December 20 – January 2
Semester 2: January 24 – June 5
Spring Break: April 11 – April 15
Thursday 8:00 AM (FULL) or Thursday at 10:00 AM or Thursday 12:00 PM US Central Time
The learning journey offered in this course can be rigorous at times, but the growth that occurs in pursuing excellence in writing and communicating will equip you as you move forward in university and after-university life. Journeying in this Honors course might just be the direction for you.
If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.
EVP is very helpful and especially for Algebra because you can actually see how to work a problem.
I would plan to take future math classes through EVP, as I found it helped me with understanding the material better.
I enjoyed the group discussion boards, interacting math help websites, and how I had a kind teacher willing to offer help at almost any time.