Honors Algebra 1 Online Course with Instructor, Semester 2

Our award-winning Honors Algebra 1 course paired with live tutoring and instruction. Classes start February 8th.

What you need to know:

  • This is the second half of our 2-semester Honors Algebra 1 course.
  • The 18-week course starts Feb 8, 2021, and ends June 18th. View the calendar for Semester 2.
  • Enrollment is limited. Live tutoring and office hours: Mon/Wed at 2 pm CST. Independent learning: Approx. 5 hours/week.
  • View the week-by-week lesson plan.

$575.00 − 2nd Semester


Register early with nonrefundable deposit of $50.00 to hold your spot. Remaining balance of $525.00 will be due on February 1st.

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Course Overview

What You Get

  • 18-week, online subscription to our 2nd-semester Honors Algebra 1 course
  • Weekly email with course assignments and lesson plans
  • Regular student progress reports
  • Complete, detailed instructional videos
  • Instructor available via virtual office hours
  • Automatically graded assignments with step-by-step answer feedback
  • Downloadable, printable course worksheets & answer keys
  • Illustrated course study notes
  • Automatically graded section quizzes
  • Quizzes, Chapter & Practice tests, & Semester Final Exam
  • Animated interactivities . . . and more!

How It Works

  • Purchase the course through our online store
  • Create an account username and password which will give you access to the online Honors Algebra 1 course section on the start date
  • Follow assignments emailed on a weekly basis
  • Your work is automatically tracked and updated in real-time
  • Feel like you need help? Your instructor has virtual office hours
  • Transcripts, grade reports, and certificates of completion are available upon request
About Thinkwell's Online Honors Algebra 1 Author & Instructor

Thinkwell's Week-by-Week Syllabus for Online Honors Algebra 1
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Semester 2, Week 1: Exponents

7.1 Exponents
7.1.1 Product and Power Properties of Exponents
7.1.2 Integer Exponents
7.1.3 Quotient Properties of Exponents
7.1.4 An Application of Exponents: Scientific Notation
7.1.5 Fractional Exponents
7.1 Review Worksheet, Part 1
7.1 Review Worksheet, Part 2
Quiz – 7.1

Semester 2, Week 2: Polynomials

7.2 Polynomials
7.2.1 Polynomials
7.2.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
7.2.3 Multiplying Polynomials by Monomials
7.2.4 Multiplying Binomials
7.2 Review Worksheet, Part 1
7.2 Review Worksheet, Part 2
Quiz – 7.2

Semester 2, Week 3: Assessment

7.1-7.2 Assessment
Practice Test – 7.1 & 7.2
Test – 7.1 & 7.2

Semester 2, Week 4: Factoring Methods

8.1 Factoring Methods
8.1.1 Factors and Greatest Common Factors
8.1.2 Factoring by GCF
8.1.3 Factoring x2 + bx + c
8.1.4 Factoring ax2 + bx + c
8.1 Review Worksheet, Part 1
8.1 Review Worksheet, Part 2
Quiz – 8.1

Semester 2, Week 5: Applying Factoring Methods & Assessment

8.2 Applying Factoring Methods & 8.1-8.2 Assessment
8.2.1 Factoring Special Products
8.2.2 Choosing a Factoring Method
8.2 Review Worksheet
Quiz – 8.2
Practice Test – 8.1 & 8.2
Test – 8.1 & 8.2

Semester 2, Week 6: Quadratic Functions

9.1 Quadratic Functions
9.1.1 Identifying Quadratic Functions
9.1.2 Characteristics of Quadratic Functions
9.1.3 Graphing Quadratic Functions
9.1.4 Transforming Quadratic Functions
9.1 Review Worksheet
Quiz – 9.1

Semester 2, Week 7: Solving Quadratic Equations

9.2 Solving Quadratic Equations
9.2.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Graphing
9.2.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
9.2.3 Solving Quadratic Equations by Using Square Roots

Semester 2, Week 8: Solving Quadratic Equations (continued)

9.2.4 Completing the Square
9.2.5 The Quadratic Formula
9.2.6 The Discriminant
9.2 Review Worksheet, Part 1
9.2 Review Worksheet, Part 2
Quiz – 9.2

Semester 2, Week 9: Assessment

9.1-9.2 Assessment
Practice Test – 9.1 & 9.2
Test – 9.1 & 9.2

Semester 2, Week 10: Probability

10.1 Probability
10.1.1 Experimental Probability
10.1.2 Theoretical Probability
10.1.3 Independent and Dependent Events
10.1.4 Combinations and Permutations
10.1 Review Worksheet
Quiz – 10.1

Semester 2, Week 11: Data Analysis

10.2 Data Analysis
10.2.1 Bar, Circle, and Line Graphs
10.2.2 Stem-and-Leaf Plots and Histograms
10.2.3 Mean, Median, Mode, and Range
10.2.4 Box-and-Whisker Plots
10.2.5 Expected Value

Semester 2, Week 12: Data Analysis & Assessment

10.2 Data Analysis & 10.1-10.2 Assessment
10.2.6 Normal Distribution
10.2.7 Misleading Graphs and Statistics
10.2 Review Worksheet, Part 1
10.2 Review Worksheet, Part 2
Quiz – 10.2
Practice Test – 10.1 & 10.2
Test – 10.1 & 10.2

Semester 2, Week 13: Exponential Functions

11.1 Exponential Functions
11.1.1 Geometric Sequences
11.1.2 Exponential Functions
11.1.3 Exponential Growth and Decay
11.1.4 Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models
11.1 Review Worksheet
Quiz – 11.1

Semester 2, Week 14: Radical Functions, Expressions, and Equations

11.2.1 Square-Root Functions
11.2.2 Radical Expressions
11.2.3 Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions
11.2.4 Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
11.2.5 Solving Radical Equations
11.2 Review Worksheet, Part 1
11.2 Review Worksheet, Part 2
Quiz – 11.2

Semester 2, Week 15: Assessment

11.1-11.2 Assessment
Practice Test – 11.1 & 11.2
Test – 11.1 & 11.2

Semester 2, Week 16: Rational Functions and Expressions

12.1 Rational Functions and Expressions
12.1.1 Inverse Variation
12.1.2 Rational Functions
12.1.3 Simplifying Rational Expressions
12.1 Review Worksheet
Quiz – 12.1

Semester 2, Week 17: Operations with Rational Expressions

12.2 Operations with Rational Expressions
12.2.1 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
12.2.2 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
12.2.3 Dividing Polynomials
12.2.4 Solving Rational Equations
12.2 Review Worksheet, Part 1
12.2 Review Worksheet, Part 2
Quiz – 12.2

Semester 2, Week 18: Assessment

12.1-12.2 Assessment & Semester 2 Assessment
Practice Test – 12.1 & 12.2
Test – 12.1 & 12.2
Practice Exam – Semester 2
Exam – Semester 2
Frequently Asked Questions About Thinkwell's Honors Algebra 1

How do Thinkwell instructor-led courses work?

You and your student will get a weekly email with an orientation & warm-up video and a lesson plan. Your student watches short, 5-10 minute online video lessons and then completes the automatically graded exercises. Students get instant correct-answer feedback. The live instructor is available by email, and will have weekly virtual office hours.

When does the course start?

The course has a specific start and end date, stated above. You can purchase and register before the start date. Late enrollments are accepted for up to two weeks after the start of the course.

What math courses should a student take?

A typical sequence of secondary math courses completed by a college-bound student is: Grade 6 Math > Grade 7 Math > Grade 8 Math > Algebra 1 > Geometry > Algebra 2 > Precalculus. For students looking to include Calculus as part of their high school curriculum and are able to complete Grade 7 Math in 6th grade, the sequence can be: Grade 7 Math > Prealgebra > Algebra 1 > Geometry > Algebra 2 > Precalculus > Calculus.

Is Thinkwell’s Honors Algebra 1 appropriate for my accelerated student?

Yes. Honors Algebra 1 is a rigorous course appropriate for accelerated students.

Does my student get school credit for Thinkwell’s Honors Algebra 1?

Only schools are accredited and Thinkwell is not a school, though many accredited schools use Thinkwell. If you're coordinating studies with a school or organization, please check with them about awarding credit for a Thinkwell course.

Does Thinkwell's Honors Algebra 1 meet state standards?

Thinkwell courses are built to national standards to be inclusive of all states. Some states set standards for what topics should be taught in a particular course. Thinkwell does not have a course version for each state. Websites such as www.achieve.org can help you determine your state's standards.

What if my student would like access to the course after it is over?

You can purchase extra time in one-month, three-month, and six-month increments.

Can I share access with more than one student?

A subscription can only accommodate one student per username and password; additional students need to purchase separate access. This allows parents to keep track of each student's progress and grades.

How long does it take to complete Thinkwell’s Honors Algebra 1 course?

The dates of the course are stated above. The course is divided into Semester 1 and Semester 2, each sold separately.

Can I see my grade?

Thinkwell’s course software tracks everything your student does. When logged in, your student can click "My Grades" to see their progress.

How are grades calculated?

The course grade is calculated this way: Quizzes: 40%, Chapter tests: 40%, Final Exam: 20%

Can I get a transcript or a certificate of completion?

Yes, both a certificate of completion and grade transcript will be provided at the end of each semester. Thinkwell will track and present a number score earned by the student, not a letter grade.

If I change my mind and want to do a different math course, can I change?

If you discover that you should be in a different course, contact techsupport@thinkwell.com within one week of purchase and we will move you to the appropriate course.

Can I print the exercises?

Yes, but completing the exercises online provides immediate correct answer feedback and automatic scoring, so we recommend answering the exercises online.

Are exercises multiple choice?

Most of the exercises are multiple choice and they are graded automatically with correct-answer solutions.

Is Thinkwell's Honors Algebra 1 built on "continuous review"?

Thinkwell's Honors Algebra 1 is carefully constructed to build on previous knowledge, reinforcing key concepts every step of the way. It is not only a reflection of empirically effective instruction, but also reflects Dr. Burger’s philosophies learned over a career of teaching mathematics, emphasizing a solid foundation that addresses why students need to learn certain concepts. Finally, Thinkwell's Honors Algebra I is intentionally designed to work for a wide variety of learning styles.

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How does my school review this course?

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How do refunds work?

If a student leaves the course within 14 days of the start of the course, a full refund is granted. If a student leaves between 15 days and 40 days after the start of the course, a 50% refund will be granted.  No refunds after 41 days after the start of the course. Students leaving the course must contact the instructor by email.  Students dropping an instructor-led course with no refund may retake the same or a different instructor-led course if offered in the future for only the cost of the $50 registration fee.

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