Linear Algebra I


Teacher:   Simeon Goode

Ages:   ability based

Note:  This is a 2 hour class starting at 9:00 am

Class Fees:

Spring:  10 weeks:  $355 or $345 if taking 2 or more classes

Note:   All homework will be passed out in class.   We generally cover 2 units in class.   If a student misses class the homework can be printed from the Google Classroom.


Homework:  1-2 hours / week

This is a standards based year-long class which will cover all of  Algebra I concepts.  Many of the concepts in Algebra I have been covered in our PreAlgebra class, but we will start with a review to make sure everyone remembers the basics!   Students are welcome to use their own curriculum at home and use this class to augment and cement their home learning.  They may also use this class as their sole curriculum for Algebra I as all of the standards will be covered by using the online book, homework, answer key, videos and class work!  Homework will be given in each class.  We've made this a two hour class so that all homework can be started IN CLASS, giving kids a head start and also giving them models to use when they get home so that they can be successful in their at-home learning.   Quizzes will be given at the end of each unit.


Topics to be covered are:


Functions (review, writing, graphing, sketching), Linear Functions (transforming, contextualizing, comparing, solving, Systems of Linear Functions (substitution, elimination, inspection and inequalities)


Exponential Functions (rational exponents, exponential functions, transformations, solving and comparing), Polynomials and Quadratics (functions, graphing, factoring, completing the square, transforming), Solving Equations with Quadratics (the quadratic formula, Creating, Comparing and Solving, 1 and 2 variable quadratics)


Pythagorean Theorem Applications (2D & 3D, Distance Formula), Piecewise Functions (Absolute Value, Step Functions & Others), Descriptive Statistics (uni and bi-variate data, Representing, Analyzing and Functions of Best-Fit)