PreAlgebra

 

Teacher:  Simeon Goode

Ages:   ability based

This class meets twice a week on Tues AND Thurs

All homework pages will be provided in this class.  

Students that miss class can print out their homework from the Google Classroom.

 

Homework:   Students should do math every day for at least 20 minutes!    Students will be given 2 units of learning to do each week.


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 may also use this class as their sole curriculum for PreAlgebra or this can be used as a supplement to an at-home PreAlgebra curriculum.  Homework will be given in each class. 

 

We've split this class into 2 sessions per week so that students have more hands-on time with the subject matter.   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.

 

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,