I can honestly say that coming to Emma Willard is the best decision I ever made. It has helped me not only to strengthen my passion for learning and surrounded me in an environment with others who share that passion, but also allowed me to grow in incredible and unforeseen ways.

Jillian, Emma girl

Year 1 unit

In this course, students expand their notion of a variable and connect it to algebraic and problem-solving techniques. This is a comprehensive course that lays the foundation for both Algebraic Geometry and Algebra II and Trigonometry. Topics include signed numbers, radicals and radical operations, linear equations, systems of linear equations, exponents, the quadratic formula, polynomials, and factoring. Students in this course learn to translate verbal statements into mathematical statements, clarify procedural questions, solidify arithmetic skills, and comprehend the abstraction of the coordinate plane. Class time is used for discussion, developing initiative in problem-solving and perfecting study skills.

Open to: 9/10