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Honors Algebra 1 | Live & Self-Paced | 24-25

Studying at Home

Our live online Honors Algebra 1 class for middle school and high school homeschoolers is also offered in a self-paced format.

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

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

  • Live and Self-Paced--Optional Live Study Halls: In addition to the live classes, the instructor will offer a weekly study hall. The study hall is available to all students, including those taking the self-paced class and can be utilized in two ways: 

    • Individual questions. Students can drop in to a Zoom study hall at any time to ask questions.

    • Homework time. They can join a Zoom study hall and work on their math homework, with mics muted and videos on or off. They can then unmute to ask for immediate help when questions arise.

Class Details

  • Class Options:

    • Honors Algebra 1 | Traditional, full-year, live class

    • Self-Paced Honors Algebra 1 | Begin any time | Available up to 12 months

      • Please note that we are not offering Regular Algebra 1, live or self-paced, in 24-25.

  • Tuition & Fees:

    • Live Class Tuition: $625

    • Self-Paced Class Tuition: $350

    • Digital Resources Fee: $45 (includes the class ebook)

    • See all required class resources HERE.

  • Instructor: Ashley Porter

  • Live Class Dates: August 19, 2024 to May 11, 2025

  • Weekly Live Classes: Wednesdays @ 3-4:15 p.m. Eastern 

  • Optional Live Study Hall:​ Thursdays @ 6-8:30 p.m. Eastern

  • Grade Level: 7th and up | Successfully completed Pre-Algebra

  • Live Class Size: 15

  • See our FAQ page for:

    • age/grade guidelines, prerequisites, and class fit recommendations

    • a complete list of days, times, and breaks

    • a list of CA charter schools where this course is a-g approved

  • Format:

    • Students share an interactive online classroom and meet live on Zoom.

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

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

  • Average weekly time estimate, including recorded and live instruction: ​6-8 hours

  • All Blue Tent live math classes are NCAA approved.

Foundational Elements

Honors Algebra 1 includes weekly teacher-recorded instructional videos in addition to the live classes. During a typical week, students might see some of the following:

  • Multiple short videos, guided notes, and practice problems on concepts being covered each week

  • Homework sets assigned and completed within WebAssign, providing immediate feedback

  • Regular "checkpoint quizzes" to test understanding of terms and concepts

  • Quizzes and chapter tests that assess students' mastery of topics

  • Games (similar to Kahoot and Jeopardy), where students solve puzzles/riddles and complete fun, algebra-related assignments in live class review weeks

  • Short instructional videos demonstrating the use of algebra in the real world and application projects where students expand their understanding of the "how" "where," and "why" of algebra use in everyday life

Classwork is teacher-graded, and students receive individual weekly feedback and assistance on submitted work.

Core and Supplemental Resources

Your digital resources fee includes:

  • An ebook of McGraw-Hill's Glencoe Algebra 1 (2018)

    • ​The ebook offers built-in study tips, supplementary videos, links to on-the spot explanations, concept checks, applications to real life, and hands-on activities to solidify concepts.

  • Cengage's WebAssign, which offers students instant access to homework results.

Free interactive apps such as GeoGebra and Desmos will help students visualize concepts. 

With live instruction, a combination of print and interactive resources, a friendly online classroom, and weekly live study halls for additional one-on-one help, Ashley Porter strives to engage students and help them enjoy her classes as they successfully develop a foundational understanding of the topics of algebra.

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