Bridge to AoPS Algebra I

Summer course. Bridge to AoPS Algebra I is ideal for students who are new to the AoPS curriculum or who wish to enroll in AoPS Algebra I but feel less confident with their algebraic skills. The class provides a thorough review of key skills in order to have a smooth transition to Algebra I. Topics reviewed include: working with variables, dealing with fractions, decimals, solving one-variable equations, exponent laws, ratios and rates, and square roots. Students will also review how to complete a written solution/proof. Students are expected to come to class prepared to discuss problems and to work individually and in groups to solve assigned problems. Students should expect to spend several hours each week working on assignments for this class.

Prerequisites: Completion of a Pre-Algebra course with a desire to enroll in the AoPS Algebra I course. Students should be comfortable using a keyboard to input work. Students may not use a calculator in this class (or in the AoPS Algebra I and II classes). Students must be able to save and upload documents to Blackboard in PDF format.

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  • Example Syllabus (Download the PDF)
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    • Art of Problem Solving Introduction to Algebra
  • Class meets twice per week for 50-55 minutes. 2020 Meeting Dates: July 6-July 31.
  • Class cap: 15 students.
  • Designed for grades 8-12.
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