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

Precalculus (11th - 12th grade)

This course provides a firm foundation of basic calculus and trigonometry. It includes topics common to college algebra, such as functions and their graphs, trigonometric equations, intercepts and symmetry, ellipses and parabolas, reference triangles, complex numbers, limits, vectors, linear algebra, conics, and more! The textbook we will be using will give detailed explanations, practical applications, ample practice problems and basic examples of the information taught in class for each section. Precalculus with Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry will prepare your student for more advanced mathematical adventures. 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. Recommendations for this course are as follows: Knowledge of graphing calculators bridges the mathematical gap between Algebra and Calculus. Pre-requisites: Geometry and Algebra 2

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