Algebra 1 | 2022-23

Student

In this live, online Algebra 1 class, homeschoolers have two live meeting opportunities available each week:

  • Live Class: Students will meet with their instructor and classmates for 75 minutes once a week. These live sessions will provide a review of topics found in the weekly lessons, additional examples offered by the instructor, and lots of small-group collaboration. 

  • Optional Study Hall: In addition to the live 75-minute class, the instructors will offer four weekly study halls. Live and self-paced students can utilize these in two ways:

    • Drop in. They can drop in to a Zoom study hall at any time for a quick question.

    • Homework time. They can log in to a Zoom study hall--with microphones muted and videos on or off--to work on their math homework, and then unmute to get immediate help when questions arise.

  • Self-Paced Class: Students cover the same material as the live class, but all instruction is delivered by teacher-produced videos.

Class Details

  • Two options:

    • Algebra 1 | Traditional full-year live class

    • Self-Paced Algebra 1 | can be started any time after October 1 and must be completed within 12 months of start

  • Tuition:

    • Algebra 1: $625

    • Self-Paced Algebra 1: $325

  • Instructor: Ashley Porter

  • Dates: August 15, 2022 to May 13, 2023.  See our FAQ for a complete list of days, times, and breaks.

  • Weekly Live Classes: Tuesday 4:15-5:30 p.m. Eastern 

  • Optional Live Study Halls:

    • Tuesday 2-8 p.m. Eastern

    • Wednesday 2-5 p.m. Eastern

    • Thursday 6-8 p.m. Eastern

    • Friday 2-5 p.m. Eastern

  • Grade level: 7th and up (successfully completed Pre-Algebra)

    • ​For age/grade guidelines, prerequisites, and further recommendations for all classes, please see our FAQ page.

  • Class size: 15

  • Course materials are listed HERE.

  • Format: Zoom and an online Moodle classroom. 

    • Students who attend live classes are requested to keep their webcams on and participate. 

    • Live classes will be recorded for those who miss classes or prefer to watch later.

Foundational Elements

Algebra 1 will include interactive recorded teaching videos and weekly live meetings on Tuesdays. During a typical week, students might see some of the following:

  • Activities covering specific learning topics that are aligned with sections of the book and designed to cover topics students will see on standardized testing 

  • Short instructional videos demonstrating the use of algebra in the real world

  • Homework problems that build on concepts students learn in weekly lessons and assigned activities

  • Checkpoint quizzes to test understanding of terms and concepts

  • Weekly quizzes and chapter tests that assess students' mastery of topics and their ability to make deeper connections among topics of algebra

  • Games (similar to Kahoot and Jeopardy), where students solve puzzles/riddles and complete fun, Algebra- related assignments, can be expected, especially in review weeks

  • Real-world application projects where students expand their understanding of the "how" and "why" we use algebra in everyday life

  • Students should expect to spend 5-7 hours per week (which includes recorded instruction and the live Zoom session) on classwork. 

An Array of Resources

The class will use the 2018 edition of McGraw-Hill's Glencoe Algebra 1. (See the complete list of resources HERE.) This textbook offers built-in study tips, concept checks, applications to real life, practice quizzes and hands-on activities to solidify concepts.

  • Digital resources include an ebook, supplementary videos, links to on-the-spot explanations, and WebAssign.

  • Interactive applications such as GeoGebra and Desmos will help students visualize concepts.

  • A hard-copy of the textbook can be borrowed through the Blue Tent OnLoan program if students wish to utilize both the online and print version of the text.

Ashley Porter utilizes the pedagogy and resources from the creators of MathMedic, which are designed to engage students and help them develop a foundational understanding of the topics of algebra.

With live instruction, a combination of print and interactive resources, and a friendly online classroom, students will efficiently and successfully learn, apply, and enjoy Algebra 1!