MICHAELS  HOMESCHOOL  ASSOCIATION

                      OF  CHATTANOOGA

  Michaels Homeschool Association
               of Chattanooga                    

Put God First

Mathematics Classes

                               MATHEMATICS CLASSES

We are very excited to be able to continue to offer Elementary, Middle, and High School Mathematics classes this coming fall. As God continues to expand our ministry, we are eternally thankful for His vision and His provisions. Once again, we have done our best to keep our prices reasonable and affordable for our home school community. Our schedule and fees are as follows: (Please see below for a description of each course)

Course: Elementary Mathematics 
Grade Level: 4th - 5th grade (Advanced 3rd graders and Struggling 6th graders can register)
Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 11:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church) 
Cost: $40 per month per child + $25 registration fee  
Book(s): Abeka 5th grade level. You can also purchase the Speed Drills Workbook that come with the Child Kit on their website for a better deal. You can purchase these books new or used online through Abeka.com, Christianbook.com, Amazon.com, AbeBooks.com, half.com, etc. This book does not have an ISBN number. Be careful not to purchase the teacher's edition.
Instructor: Mrs. Angela Baginski 


Course: Middle School Mathematics 
Grade Level: 6th - 7th grade (Advanced 5th graders and Struggling 8th graders can register)
Day/Time: Thursdays @ 8:50 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)   
Cost: $55 per month per child + $30 registration fee  
Book(s): Bob Jones Fundamentals of Math ISBN 1591666422. You can purchase this book new or used online through AbeBooks.com, half.com, Amazon.com, etc. Please make sure the ISBN numbers match. Also, be careful not to purchase the teacher's edition. 
Instructor: Mrs. Lauren Karnes 


Course: Pre-Algebra
Grade Level: 7th - 8th grade
Day/TimeThursdays @ 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $55 per month per child + $30 registration fee
Book(s): McDougal Littell Pre-Algebra ISBN 0618250034. You can purchase this book new or used online through AbeBooks.com, half.com, Amazon.com, etc. Please make sure the ISBN numbers match. Also, be careful not to purchase the teacher's edition. 
Instructor: Mrs. Lauren Karnes


Course: Algebra 1    
Grade Level: 8th -9th grade 
Day/Time: Tuesdays AND Thursdays @ 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $60 per month per child + $35 registration fee  
Book(s): McDougal Littell Algebra 1 by Larson, Boswell, and Kanold (2001) ISBN 0395937760. You can purchase this book new or used online through AbeBooks.com, half.com, Amazon.com, etc. Please make sure the ISBN numbers match. Also, be careful not to purchase the teacher's edition.
InstructorMrs. Lauren Karnes


Course: Geometry
Grade Level: 9th - 10th grade
Day/Time: Tuesdays AND Thursdays @ 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $60 per month per child + $35 registration fee  
Book(s): McDougal Littell Geometry (2001) ISBN 0395937779. You can purchase this book new or used online through AbeBooks.com, half.com, Amazon.com, etc. Please make sure the ISBN numbers match. Also, be careful not to purchase the teacher's edition. 
Instructor: Mrs. Lauren Karnes 


Course: Algebra 2
Grade Level: 10th - 11th grade
Day/Time: Tuesdays AND Thursdays @ 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $60 per month per child + $35 registration fee  
Book(s): McDougal Littell Algebra 2 (2001) ISBN 0395937787. You can purchase this book new or used online through AbeBooks.com, half.com, Amazon.com, etc. Please make sure the ISBN numbers match. Also, be careful not to purchase the teacher's edition.
Instructor: Mrs. Lauren Karnes


Course: Advanced Math
Grade Level: 11th - 12th grade
Day/Time: *THIS CLASS WILL BE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST*
Cost: $60 per month per child + $35 registration fee  
Book(s): McDougal Littell Algebra and Trigonometry: Structure and Method ISBN 0395977258. You can purchase this book new or used online through AbeBooks.com, Amazon.com, etc. Please make sure the ISBN numbers match. Also, be careful not to purchase the teacher's edition.
Instructor: Mrs. Lauren Karnes


*Mrs. Baginski and Mrs. Karnes will be available for "Question/Answer" sessions regarding weekly homework via email, phone, or by personal appointment at our facility, if necessary.*


Course Description


Elementary Mathematics (4th - 5th grade) (Advanced 3rd graders and Struggling 6th graders can register)

For this course, we have chosen to do the 5th grade level book which will challenge each child to reach their full potential and at the same time be able to tweak the 4th grade level students to meet each of their individual needs. This will also help to ensure that we cover all the material your child needs to learn at his/her level. This course will help students develop and retain their math knowledge. We will focus on building on their previous math skills in order to achieve mastery of multiplication, division, fractions, and gain an introductory skill set for geometry. There will be a mixture of real world application and word problems given throughout the lessons in order to assist students in critical thinking and making connections to the everyday world around them. We will be using a text with examples and homework given over the lessons taught in class. Homework will be graded on accuracy as well as completion. Students will also be graded on quizzes and tests over concepts and math vocabulary taught. Partial credit may be awarded on these if solid effort is shown with work to support their answers. The text we will be using will give basic examples of the information taught in class for each section, so students are encouraged to take notes and ask questions during class and during the week via email, phone, or by designated personal sessions. 



Middle School Mathematics (6th - 7th grade) (Advanced 5th graders and Struggling 8th graders can register)

This course will build on students already expanding math skills. We will cover many topics including whole numbers, decimals, number theory, fractions, as well as an introduction to Algebra and Geometry topics. We will study concepts with word problems and real world applications to build their critical thinking skills. Student will have homework given over lessons taught in class each week. Homework will be graded on both accuracy and completion. Students will also be graded on quizzes and tests over concepts and math vocabulary taught. Partial credit may be awarded on these if solid effort is shown with work to support their answers. The text we will be using will give basic examples of the information taught in class for each section, so students are encouraged to take notes and ask questions during class and during the week via email, phone, or by designated personal sessions. Basic calculators and graph paper may be utilized occasionally during this course but advanced notice will be given before they would be needed in class.



Pre-Algebra (7th - 8th grade)

This course is designed to assist the students in understanding the terminology and science behind the math to better prepare them for Algebra 1. We will cover topics such as equations, probability, proportions, algebraic concepts, etc. Students will have homework given over lessons taught in class each week. Homework will be graded on both accuracy and completion. Students will also be graded on quizzes and test over concepts taught in the classroom. Partial credit may be awarded on these if solid effort is shown with work to support their answers. The text we will be using will give basic examples of the information taught in class for each section, so students are encouraged to take notes and ask questions during class and during the week via email, phone, or by designated personal sessions. Basic calculators may be utilized occasionally during this course but advanced notice will be given before they would be needed in class.



Algebra 1 (8th - 9th grade)

This course is the beginning of the high school math curriculum. We will cover a review of students math knowledge up to this point and then expand on their knowledge by covering topics including equations, functions, real numbers, inequalities, exponents, quadratics, polynomials, factoring, rational and irrational numbers, as well as radicals, etc. The text we will be using will give basic examples of the information taught in class for each section, so students are encouraged to take notes and ask questions during class and during the week via email, phone, or by designated personal sessions. Homework will be given following each class and will be graded for both accuracy and completion. Students will also be graded on quizzes, tests, and potential projects. Partial credit may be awarded on these if solid effort is shown with work to support their answers. Graphing calculators (Texas Instrument 83, 84, or N-Spire) and graph paper may be utilized occasionally during this course but advanced notice will be given before they would be needed in class. Pre-requisite: Pre-Algebra



Geometry (9th - 10th grade)

This course is heavily tested on in the standardized test community for colleges and covers lots of critical thinking therefore considered a very important subject in the high school math curriculum. We will build on their math knowledge by studying patterns and reasoning as well as many other topics including, proofs, lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, transformations, similarity, trigonometric ratios, circles, area, volume of various solids, etc. The text we will be using will give basic examples of the information taught in class for each section, so students are encouraged to take notes and ask questions during class and during the week via email, phone, or by designated personal sessions. Homework will be given following each class and will be graded for both accuracy and completion. Students will also be graded on quizzes, tests, and potential projects. Partial credit may be awarded on these if solid effort is shown with work to support their answers. Graphing calculators (Texas Instrument 83, 84, or N-Spire), graph paper, protractors, and compasses may be utilized occasionally during this course, but advanced notice will be given before they would be needed in class. Pre-requisite: Algebra 1



Algebra 2 (10th - 11th grade)

This course is a study of the complex number system and its properties, factorization, simplification of radicals and polynomials, linear and quadratic functions, graphs and equations, matrices, determinants, rational expressions, probability, and statistics, etc. The text we will be using will give basic examples of the information taught in class for each section, so students are encouraged to take notes and ask questions during class and during the week via email, phone, or by designated personal sessions. Homework will be given following each class and will be graded for both accuracy and completion. Students will also be graded on quizzes, tests, and potential projects. Partial credit may be awarded on these if solid effort is shown with work to support their answers. Graphing calculators (Texas Instrument 83, 84, or N-Spire), graph paper, protractors, and compasses may be utilized occasionally during this course, but advanced noticed will be given before they would be needed in class. Pre-requisite: Algebra 1



Advanced Math (11th - 12th grade)

Recommendations for this course are as follows: Knowledge of graphing calculators bridges the mathematical gap between Algebra and Calculus. This course includes topics common to college algebra, such as functions and their graphs, parametric equations, vectors, linear algebra, conics, etc. The text we will be using will give basic examples of the information taught in class for each section, so students are encouraged to take notes and ask questions during class and during the week via email, phone, or by designated personal sessions. Homework will be given following each class and will be graded for both accuracy and completion. Students will also be graded on quizzes, tests, and potential projects. Partial credit may be awarded on these if solid effort is shown with work to support their answers. Graphing calculators (Texas Instrument 83, 84, or N-Spire), graph paper, protractors, and compasses will be required for this particular course. Pre-requisites: Geometry and Algebra 2 


 

*Here at M.H.A.C., we feel it is our duty to serve the home school community in a greater degree by providing these outstanding services and at the same time answering a higher call. We are also blessed to continue embarking in this adventurous journey and give God the glory for all our accomplishments.*