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Algebra for Future Scientists (Year-Long, Part 1 Of 3)

Complete all of Algebra I and Algebra II in one year with a more efficient ordering of the curriculum
Thatcher Collins
312 total reviews for this teacher
7 reviews for this class
Completed by 49 learners
90 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 11 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Wed, Nov 30

Nov 30, 2022 – Feb 15, 2023 (11 weeks)
Mo, We, Fr
4:00 – 5:30 PM
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Class Experience

Weekly individual homework, taking about 1 hour per week. Required reading from a textbook and some other open sourced materials, in particular Euler's classic textbook.
Pencil, paper, graph paper, ruler. Required textbook: Algebra Structure and Method, Part 1 by Dolciani et al. $24 used on Amazon, $31 or $8 (!) used on --I hesitate to require a textbook, however, most students find the explanations and examples in this book useful. The best things about this book, however, are the prolific problems. So when a subject is difficult, it's easy for me to immediately point a student to the problems they need to practice, especially word problems. Also, this book is an excellent reference for the future. Unlike, say, the AoPS books, this book will allow a student to rapidly review a rusty topic that. AoPS books are great, but Structure and Method covers many crucial topics not found in AoPS (those books have their advantages too, you can even do an "Algebra 3 and Algebra 4" with the plethora of advanced topics in their books).
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Parents will receive a written report for each student after the course
3 hours per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.


Thatcher CollinsTeaching math for an increasingly computational future
312 total reviews
273 completed classes

About Me

My goal is to help students make the transition from the arithmetic and memorization stage into the analytical problem solving stage, thereby setting a solid foundation for all further scientific work. Thus, my courses will focus exclusively on:... 
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