VTI Curriculum Pacing – One Year


The One-Year Plan for completing the entire Algebra or Geometry program is designed primarily for the high school student that is in need of acquiring credits as soon as possible. In addition, students who have already had Algebra 1, and are in need of only an Algebra 2 credit, can finish the Algebra program in one year, receiving Algebra 2 credit, and, in the process, “cleaning up” any issues from Algebra 1.

In this plan, the student is, each day, watching one video lesson, working with the exercises, and testing on the previous day’s lesson, as follows:

Step 1) The day starts with a Quiz over the previous lesson, if one is prescribed, with the instructor grading only the answers, and letting the student analyze the errors, in order to verify mastery, and receive partial credit.

Step 2) The student then watches the new lesson, followed by the student “re-teaching” the lesson to the instructor, using the Course Notes.

Step 3) The student demonstrates understanding, by working 5-10 Exercises (even or odds) in the WorkText.

Step 4) The instructor checks only the answers, and requires the student to do error analysis, using the Solutions Manual.

This procedure is repeated each day, allowing the student to cover the entire Algebra program in one year. The student receives full credit for Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 for this work.