Algebra I (Grades 7-8)
This four week summer course will introduce students to core concepts and content needed to master algebraic and geometric principles and properties needed in problem solving. This course will cover Algebra I topics including understanding the order of operations; simplifying and solving basic equations and radicals; understanding and solving word problems; understanding the concepts of function, domain and range, as well as one-variable equations; working with formulas and literal equations; working with applications involving ratios, proportions and fractions; the simplification of algebraic expressions involving monomials and polynomials; interpreting and solving inequalities and; understanding linear, quadratic, and polynomial functions. The course is appropriate for students who have either completed Algebra 1 or who plan to take the TJ admission test but want additional practice or for students who will be taking Algebra 1 in the near future.