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.

This course is University of California a-g approved for all instances starting after April 15, 2016. Click here for more details.

16 weeks

16 weeks ARE YOU READY? DO YOU NEED THIS?  

Schedule

Tuesday
Aug 30 - Dec 20
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Aug 30 - Dec 20
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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$345
$404 w/books
$345
With Books $404
ENROLL
5 spots left
Friday
Sep 23 - Jan 27
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Sep 23 - Jan 27
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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$345
$404 w/books
$345
With Books $404
ENROLL
Monday
Oct 3 - Feb 6
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Oct 3 - Feb 6
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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$345
$404 w/books
$345
With Books $404
ENROLL
Thursday
Oct 27 - Mar 2
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Oct 27 - Mar 2
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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$345
$404 w/books
$345
With Books $404
ENROLL
Spring 2017This course will be offered in Spring 2017. Click here to join our mailing list to be notified when the course schedule is available.

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes September 5, November 21 - 26, or December 21 - 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 Quadratics and Complex Numbers
Lesson 3 Completing the Square and the Quadratic Formula
Lesson 4 Graphing Quadratics
Lesson 5 Quadratic Inequalities
Lesson 6 Optimizing Quadratics and AM-GM Inequality
Lesson 7 Functions
Lesson 8 Composition and Inverses
Lesson 9 Graphing Functions
Lesson 10 Polynomials
Lesson 11 Exponential Functions
Lesson 12 Special Functions Part 1
Lesson 13 Special Functions Part 2
Lesson 14 Sequences & Series Part 1
Lesson 15 Sequences & Series Part 2
Lesson 16 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!

I can say the class has prepared me substantially for mathematical studies and competitions in the future and provided a well-constructed introduction to higher-level algebra. I enjoyed interacting with the teacher on an intellectual level while he taught the class in an fun and creative way. In addition, the challenging problems students received weekly to complete as homework enhanced our problem solving skills. Overall, this class has been an amazing experience for me, and I can't wait to see what AoPS has in store next!

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