Algebra 1a Course Syllabus

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Part 1: Course Information
Instructor Information

Instructor: Daniel Lebowitz 
Office Hours:   To Be Announced
Phone:  503-433-7733 / E-mail: dlebowitz22@gmal.com

Course Description

This is the first semester of Algebra 1. Introduces the study and application of the real numbers, operations with real numbers, exponents, order of operations, mathematical modeling, solving linear equations, methods of problem-solving, rates, slope, graphs of lines, equations of lines, and systems of linear equations. Working with real data, formulas, and applications will be stressed. 

No textbooks are required because the course is self-taught on MyOpenMath.com, a collaborative platform with the best free, open textbooks, and personal help available when necessary.  The format includes the opportunity for unlimited practice with multiple versions of problems and occasional video supplementation.   If the student gets stuck, he simply presses the help button to email his work to the instructor, who responds as a personal tutor. 

Our AP certified math instructor also serves as an adjunct professor at several colleges, including Johns Hopkins University.  MyOpenMath.com is the platform he uses to teach online in all of these venues.  Students should contact the instructor during the first week of the term for a personal orientation to the platform.

  • Tuition:         $275 Premier           OR             Tuition:      $25 Basic
  • Grade:          7-8                                                  Grade:        7-8
  • Mode:          Tutor / Self-taught                      Mode:        Self-taught
  • Offered:      Fall                                                  Offered:      Fall or Spring
  • Textbook:    None                                              Textbook:  None  
  • Calculator:  Scientific Calc.                             Calculator: Scientific Calc.

 The remainder of course content and syllabus will appear on the MyOpenMath.com website.   If necessary, the instructor will tailor and fine-tune the basic course template to address the student’s unique needs.