Algebra 1 Honors
Thursday 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Homework Hour: TBA
Start date: 09/15.
No classes on Thanksgiving weekend. Winter break starts on 12/23.
Teacher: Mary Marvin
Assistant Teacher: Timothy Torubarov
This is a rigorous class requiring full command of the topics covered in a school
Algebra 1 course.
To succeed in this class students must be able to work with the following easily
topics: the equation of a line, parallel and perpendicular lines, the slope of a line, absolute
values and inequalities, both 1 and 2-dimensional; they must know how to manipulate
algebraic fractions to solve fractional equations and expressions; complex exponents
will be needed, as well harder problems on distributing, factoring (including some
higher degree equations); and command of quadratic equations, including the
quadratic formula and the graph of a parabola, and its equation as we shift and
stretch it on the coordinate grid.
To sum up, a strong Algebra background is a must for this class.
We move into harder factorizations, complex algebraic fractions, polynomial
functions and all operations, including division, imaginary and complex numbers,
fractional and negative exponents, radical equations, composite and split functions,
matrices and systems of 3 or more equations, exponential and simple logarithmic
functions, series and sequences (both arithmetic and geometric,) and algebraic
This is a rigorous curriculum covering many important topics.