PreAlgebra

 

Teacher:  Stephanie Berry

Ages:   ability based

This is a 2 hour class starting at 9:00 am

Mat Fee:  $15

Class Fee:

Fall:        11 weeks:  $349 or $339 if taking 2 or more classes

Winter:  10 weeks:  $330 or $320 if taking 2 or more classes

Spring:  10 weeks:  $330 or $320 if taking 2 or more classes

 

Homework:   Students should do math every day for at least 20 minutes!


This is a standards based year-long class which will cover all of  PreAlgebra I concepts.  Many of the concepts in PreAlgebra I have been covered in our Advanced Math class, but we will start with a review to make sure everyone remembers the basics!   Students are welcome to use their own curriculum at home and use this class to augment and cement their home learning.  Or, they may also use this class as their sole curriculum for PreAlgebra as all of the standards will be covered.  Homework will be given in each class.  We've made this a two hour class so that all homework can be started IN CLASS, giving kids a head start and also giving them models to use when they get home so that they can be successful in their at-home learning.   Quizzes will be given at the end of each unit.

 

This is a "flipped" class.   Students should read the chapter prior to the class, so that during our class time we can delve more deeply into each concept, practice it though board work, games and activities, and then spend time in class doing one of each type of problem on the homework to help students have a model when they go home.

 

Topics to be covered are:

Fall:

Exponents, Scientific Notation, Dilations, Rotations, Reflections, Translations and multi-transformations

Winter:

Functions, Graphing Functions, Increasing / Decreasing Functions, Min/Max, Piecewise, Linear Functions, Graphing Linear Functions, Combining Like Terms, Distributive Property, Moving Variables around the equal sign, Solving exponent equations.

Spring:

Systems of equations (elimination and substitution), Irrationals, Decimal/Fraction Conversions, Estimating, Pythagorian, Distance between points, Volume, Solving for missing dimensions,