My Algebra I course is designed to provide comprehensive instruction in the fundamental concepts and problem-solving skills needed to succeed in math. Some of the key features of this course include:
Lesson Instruction:You will have access to clear and concise whiteboard instruction for ALL 120 lessons.Lessons are presented in an easy-to-understand manner, abundant with example problems, and can be rewatched as necessary for better understanding.
Printable Syllabus:You will have access to an undated 16-week syllabus for each semester to help customize your schedule and stay on track.
Practice Problems and Tests: Students will reinforce their skills and build confidence by completing practice problems and a spiral review in each lesson.Student progress is assessed through regularly assigned tests.
Parent resources:Parents will have access to a printable course description, grading recommendations and rubric, as well as progress report templates for each semester.
Support:Students and parents can email Mrs. Box if you have questions or need help throughout the course.
By enrolling in my Algebra I course, students can expect to develop a strong foundation in math that will serve them well in future courses and career paths.
Note:If you are looking for connection and accountability, and someone else to grade tests, check out the Algebra I Math Cohort information below.
Who Should Take This Course?
This course is appropriate for students who have successfully completed a pre-Algebra course.
Students who struggled through pre-Algebra should consider my Algebra Prep Mini Course prior to starting Algebra I.
Algebra I prepares students for advanced math courses like Algebra II and Geometry, as well as equipping them with valuable skills and knowledge for math-intensive fields like physics, engineering, and computer science.
Required and Recommended Resources
Saxon Algebra I Homeschool Kit - MUST BE Third Edition *
A quiet place for students to work
A spiral notebook designated for Algebra I notes only.
Students need time for Algebra I work 5 days per week.
Parents need time to check for homework completion and to grade one test per week.
* The Homeschool Kit includes: Student Textbook, Test Booklet and Answer Key. You will NEED them all for this class.
*I highly recommend purchasing the Homeschool kit that includes the Solutions Manual. The Solutions Manual shows step by step instruction for all homework problems. Students who use this as a tool when they geat stuck, find it very helpful in the learning process.
Students are encouraged to use a calculator in Algebra I. I recommend a TI-30Xa. It offers all the functions needed for this class.
Students should have a spiral notebook designated specifically for Algebra I notes. They are required to take notes while watching video lessons. These notes will be vital to their homework success.
If your student found pre-Algebra difficult, or if they need a bit of practice over the summer, please consider registering them for the Algebra Prep Mini Course.
If you want community and accountability for your student, and someone else to grade their weekly tests, consider joining a Math Cohort. See more details below!
How Much? $299 for the Full Year Course
When? Algebra I is a self-paced course that provides the support you need to confidently complete Saxon Algebra I curriculum on your own schedule. An undated syllabus is provided. If you want more support, be sure to add the Algebra I Cohort. See details below.
What? All the tools needed to support Saxon Algebra I curriculum. See the ‘Course Features’ and ‘Required Resources’ sections for more details.
Do you accept Charter Funds? Yes, If you need to pay for a course with charter funds, please email Mrs. Box directly to make arrangements.
A math cohort typically refers to a small group of individuals who participate in a mathematics course together over a set period of time. The purpose of a math cohort is to create a collaborative and supportive learning environment where individuals can share ideas and insights, ask questions, and receive feedback from both their peers and their instructor.
Math cohorts provide a sense of community and accountability, which can be helpful for individuals who struggle with staying motivated and focused when learning independently.
Math Cohorts with Mrs. Box will follow a predetermined schedule, with individual assignments, group projects, tests, and weekly Cohort sessions to ensure that all students are keeping up with the material. During our weekly Cohort sessions, students will build a stronger understanding of the subject matter and develop their problem-solving skills, while working towards concept mastery.
What is Reverse-Classroom Style?
I use a reverse-classroom style, also known as a flipped classroom, in my Math Cohorts. This teaching model reverses the traditional roles of in-class lectures and homework assignments. Students will watch instructional videos and work on homework assignments before attending Cohort sessions. This approach allows students to access course material at their own pace and convenience, and to review the material as many times as they need to before meeting with their class.
The reverse-style classroom can enhance student engagement and motivation, promote deeper learning, and foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Additionally, it allows me to tailor our time together to meet the students' individual needs and learning styles, and to provide more personalized and timely feedback.
During our Cohort sessions, students will have the opportunity to ask questions, collaborate on practice problems, work on group projects, and receive personalized feedback and guidance.
Algebra I Cohort
Thursdays @ 9am PST (1hr 10min) in Mission Viejo
1st Class Aug 24th - Parent Meeting, Introductions and Expectations
November 20th to 24th - Thanksgiving Break
December 15th - Last day of 1st Semester
December 18th to January 5th - 3 Weeks for Christmas Break
January 8th - 1st Day of 2nd Semester
March 29th to April 5th - Easter Break
May 23rd - Last day of 2nd Semester
May 23rd - Last Day of Class
May 30th - Last day to turn in assignments
Pricing, Benefits, and Requirements
For just $29.99 per Month, you will receive the following benefits:
Weekly Sessions with Mrs. Box
Math tests graded weekly by Mrs. Box
Semester progress reports
Community and accountability
Individualized real-time feedback from Mrs. Box
Here’s what your student will need to participate fully in the Math Cohort:
Algebra I Full Year Course, along with the accompanying required resources (details in the pull-down menu above)