**Algebra 1B**

**Objective:** This course covers the same (or more) topics as the Algebra 1 Honors course offered in some middle schools for 8th graders who learn at an accelerated pace, or as the Algebra 1 course offered in high schools for 9th graders.

For current 7^{th} graders or below, this course can prepare **testing out** middle/high school math courses and future math contests. For current 8^{th} graders or above, this course can enhance math learning at the grade level for state standard tests and subsequent STEM courses.

In this course, students will: (1) develop fluency in writing, interpreting, and translating between various forms of linear equations and inequalities, and use them to solve problems and apply related solution techniques; (2) explore many examples of functions, including sequences; students interpret functions given graphically, numerically, symbolically, and verbally, translate between representations, and understand the limitations of various representations; (3) use regression techniques to describe approximately linear relationships between quantities; (4) create and solve equations, inequalities, and systems of equations involving exponential , quadratic , and rational expressions; (5) expand their experience with functions to include more specialized functionsâ€”absolute value, step, and those that are piecewise-defined.

**Prerequisite: **This course is suitable for students who have mastered the middle school pre-algebra series. This group often includes students who are in grades 6, 7, 8, or 9 in spring 2021.

**Textbook: **This course covers topics in the textbook in two semesters. We will email you the textbook info when sufficient enrollment is reached.

**Schedule: **Saturdays 3 -4:30 pm ET from 1/2/2021 to 4/24/2021 except for 3/27/2021 (Spring Break). **Tentatively weekly quizzes plus simulated tests in the spring semester.**