# Is Algebra 1B higher than 1A?

## Is Algebra 1B higher than 1A?

Description: Algebra 1A/1B is a two year course which will cover all topics in a traditional one year Algebra 1 course. Upon successfully completing Algebra 1B, the students will receive credit for Algebra 1.

**What do you learn in Algebra 1B?**

What is Algebra 1? Algebra 1 is a high school math course exploring how to use letters (called variables) and numbers with mathematical symbols to solve problems. Algebra 1 typically includes evaluating expressions, writing equations, graphing functions, solving quadratics, and understanding inequalities.

### What do you take after Algebra 1B?

A typical math course sequence would start with Algebra I and continue with Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus. Students who do not have access to Algebra I until high school are unlikely to have the opportunity to take any Calculus courses before they graduate.

**What does algebra IB mean?**

Algebra I-B course topics include a review of introductory algebra; measurement; graphing data; linear equations; systems of linear equations; polynomials; factoring of polynomials; factoring of quadratic functions; rational expressions; and radical expressions. This course is built to state standards.

#### Can a 7th grader do Algebra 1?

Seventh graders are capable of Algebra 1 or even Geometry, depending on how well they have prepared. It’s not the age, but how well you have prepared them. If the child is going to take a College Major related to Math or Math skills required, then try to take Algebra in 7th. This will be an advantage for your child.

**How difficult is HL math in IB?**

Only 14% of IB students take IB HL, an incredibly low take up. Even more remarkably half of this group will only get a level 2-4. Looking at the top end, to get a level 6 or 7 at HL you probably need to have a maths ability in the top 3.5% of all global IB students.