Introduction to Algebra B

(Formerly called Algebra 2) Fundamental concepts of algebra, including quadratics, systems of equations, clever factorizations, complex numbers, functions, graphing, sequences and series, special functions, exponents and logarithms, and more.

15 weeks

15 weeks ARE YOU READY? DO YOU NEED THIS?  

Schedule

Tuesday
Jun 2 - Sep 8
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 2 - Sep 8
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$330
$389 w/books
$330
With Books $389
Wednesday
Jun 3 - Sep 9
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 3 - Sep 9
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$330
$389 w/books
$330
With Books $389
Thursday
Jun 11 - Sep 17
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 11 - Sep 17
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$330
$389 w/books
$330
With Books $389
Friday
Jun 12 - Sep 25
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 12 - Sep 25
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$330
$389 w/books
$330
With Books $389
Monday
Sep 28 - Jan 25
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Sep 28 - Jan 25
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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TBA $330
$389 w/books
$330
With Books $389
ENROLL
Friday
Oct 2 - Jan 29
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Oct 2 - Jan 29
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$330
$389 w/books
$330
With Books $389
ENROLL
Wednesday
Oct 14 - Feb 10
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Oct 14 - Feb 10
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$330
$389 w/books
$330
With Books $389
ENROLL
Spring 2016This course will be offered in Spring 2016. Click here to join our mailing list to be notified when the course schedule is available.

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes on September 7, November 23-27, or December 19-January 3.

Who Should Take?

Students are ready for this class if they have mastered square roots and fractional exponents, order of operations, linear equations and inequalities, ratio, and proportion. We recommend that students have experience with factoring quadratics prior to taking this course.

Please note: Our Algebra sequence will likely not match up exactly with your school's. Most students who have completed our Introduction to Algebra A course or a high-level honors Algebra 1 course in school are ready for this class. However, we encourage students to take our Introduction to Counting and Probability class before beginning this course. Visit our Recommendations page for help in choosing the right class.

Lessons

Lesson 1 Factorization
Lesson 2 Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
Lesson 3 Graphing Quadratics
Lesson 4 Quadratic Inequalities
Lesson 5 Optimizing Quadratics and AM-GM Inequality
Lesson 6 Functions
Lesson 7 Composition and Inverses
Lesson 8 Graphing Functions
Lesson 9 Polynomials
Lesson 10 Exponential Functions
Lesson 11 Special Functions Part 1
Lesson 12 Special Functions Part 2
Lesson 13 Sequences & Series Part 1
Lesson 14 Sequences & Series Part 2
Lesson 15 Challenging Problems Day

Required Textbook

Introduction to Algebra
By Richard Rusczyk
A thorough introduction for students in grades 6-9 to algebra topics such as linear equations, ratios, quadratic equations, special factorizations, complex numbers, graphing linear and quadratic equations, linear and quadratic inequalities, functions, polynomials, exponents and logarithms, absolute value, sequences and series, and more!

This is a course that never runs out of interesting problems to tackle and goes far beyond other Algebra 2 courses I've seen in the past.

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