Typically taken by middle school or first year high schools students, algebra teaches a variety of concepts that form the basis for advanced math classes. Students who wish to take Geometry, Trigonometry and other courses must first master Algebra.
Algebra is also essential for a variety of career paths. It challenges students to learn about number relationships, problem solving and critical thinking. Everyone from rocket scientists and engineers to accountants and homemakers use algebra in everyday life.
In Algebra 1, students learn:
- Single Variable and Multi-Variable Equations
- Word Problems
- Factoring Polynomials
- Real Numbers
- Equations of Lines
- Graphing Equations, Functions and Linear Inequalities
- Wiring Linear Equations
- Exponential Functions
- Quadratic Equations and Functions
- Rational Equations and Functions
In Algebra 2, students study:
- Equations and Inequalities
- Fractional Expressions
- Polynomials and Factoring
- Power and Roots
- Complex Numbers
- Graphing Linear Functions
- Quadratic Functions
- Logarithmic Functions
- Exponential Functions
- Conic Section
- Sequencing and Series
- Data Analysis
Students must master each algebra lesson as it’s taught in the classroom. The first lesson serves as the basis for the second lesson. The second lesson launches the third lesson. This pattern continues throughout the year. If a student fails to grasp each lesson, he or she quickly falls behind and risks failing the class.
You may not realize your child is struggling until you receive a quarterly report card. By then, your child is weeks behind and feels like he or she is drowning. With his or her confidence shaken, your child may feel like a failure and be ready to give up. Consider the Louisville Algebra tutors at Kotey Tutoring.
An experienced tutor can help your child succeed in algebra. The tutor works one on one with your child. If necessary, the tutor starts with the lessons at the beginning of the year and works on individual lessons until your child masters each one.
Tutoring in Louisville provides your child with assistance mastering individual lessons, but your child may also need help completing homework assignments or passing quizzes and tests. A personalized tutor prepares your child to complete these essential classroom skills.
Your child can successfully master algebra. By passing the class, students confidently move forward into more challenging math classes and find academic success in the future.