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.
Algebra 1 Honors is an integrated digital textbook course designed to master the fundamental algebraic skills needed for future math success. Specific topics include variables, various equations, inequalities, functions, systems of equations, exponential functions, polynomials, factoring, radical expressions, rational expressions and data probability. Video tutorials (available with the eText or through digital access) will accompany each lesson. Graphing calculators are also introduced.
Access to a scanner or digital camera is necessary for this course as students will be required to submit work on assignments frequently throughout the semester/year. Usage of a graphing calculator is also a requirement in this course. Only the TI-84 family is supported by our instructors.
This course is a part of the honors track, and intentional focus will be on the required knowledge, critical thinking, and analytical skills needed to prepare a student to be successful in future upper-level and Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses.
Recommended sequence for students taking non-Honors courses: MATH100, MATH200, MATH300 followed by their choice of MATH310, MATH410, MATH440, or MATH510.
*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 26 - January 26
Weekly live meetings begin September 3
Fall Break: November 25 - 29
Christmas Break: December 23 - January 3
Semester 2: January 27 - June 7
Spring Break: April 6 - 10
Times: Thursday 9:00 am US Central Time
Have you ever been in a math class and not understood exactly what the teacher was saying or felt like you couldn’t voice your questions and confusion? Have you ever struggled in vain to understand a math concept and no matter who you asked no one could explain it to you in a way that you understood? If you have, you are not alone! In fact, most people will tell you that they don’t like math or sometimes even hate math. In my experience I have almost always found this to be connected to some negative experience they had in a math class or with a math teacher along the way, and it has resulted in a dislike and even a fear of math or anything math related.
I too, have been in a math class where I didn’t understand anything that the teacher was saying, and so I understand first hand how incredibly frustrating, exhausting and defeating this can feel. But have no fear! I am here to help you navigate the twists and turns of this, your first introduction to Algebra. I understand that many students come into Algebra I with fears of how they will do or whether or not they will be able to succeed, and so I have made it my number one priority to make sure that you never, EVER feel like you are alone during this course. I have taught this course many times and I know exactly where the pitfalls are before you get there, so I can direct and guide you safely around them when the time comes. Algebra I doesn’t have to be scary, intimidating or confusing, but can actually be a lot of fun and even a joy to learn! I want to share my love of math with you, and show you how beautiful the world of math can be and even more importantly, what it can tell us about our awesome and divinely intelligent Creator!
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.