MATH CLASSES

Middle School Math (6th hour 2pm - 3pm):
Instructor: Gwen Rigdon
Course Fee: $240 (8 payments of $30)  Supply Fee: $10
Textbook: Math-U-See Zeta Student Pack http://store.mathusee.com/catalog/math-u-see/general-math/zeta.html
The Zeta Instruction Pack is optional for parents use
Grade level: 6th-8th Grade
Minimum enrollment: 3 students
Supplies: Folder or binder, lined paper, pencils and erasers
Course Description: We will be covering arithmetic topics to prepare for algebra such as:
Expanding understanding of place value from positive powers of ten to include decimals
Fluently adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing multiple digit decimals using place-value strategies
Solving real-world problems with decimals and percentages
Understanding the metric system and converting from one unit of measure to another
Understanding and simplifying exponents
Understanding negative numbers and representing them on the coordinate plane
Using properties of operations to simplify and evaluate algebraic expressions
Interpreting and graphing relationships between dependent and independent variables
Understanding of plane geometry & geometric symbols
Using ratio reasoning to solve problems
Course Expectations and Grading: There will be weekly math assignments and practice with a weekly test to be completed at home. There are 4 unit tests and a final that are also graded. There is an optional honors program that can be done at the parents’ discretion for extra credit. Students are responsible for keeping up with homework and turning in tests for grading. Ten points will be deducted per week for late assignments unless a parent excuse has been given.

Pre-Algebra (6th hour 2pm - 3pm):
Instructor: Sara Hull
Course Fee: $280 (8 payments of $35) One-time copy fee: $10
Textbook: Pre-Algebra: A Teaching Textbook 2.0 and Pre-Algebra: Answer Key and Test Bank 2.0 (Companion CDs are not required for this course.)(to purchase from publisher) (to purchase from ebay - Make sure to get 2.0)
Grade Level: 8 or 9
Minimum enrollment: 3 students
Supplies: 2 1/2” 3-ring binder with 3 dividers, calculator, pencils, paper
Course Description: We will be covering topics designed to prepare the student for Algebra 1, including brushing up on all operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents and integers. Measurement, basic geometry and statistics are covered as well as a thorough introduction to equations. There will be an emphasis on real life applications of the topics covered.
Before the school year begins: Usually the first few chapters in a math book are review. Rather than spend valuable class time on this review, students will be required to complete one or more chapters before the first day of class.
Expectations: Math is a skill, much like playing a sport or a musical instrument. This means that regular practice is required to really make progress. Homework assignments are designed to give you frequent practice on the new skills you are learning and are vital to you being a successful math student. They help you best if you work on homework through the school week rather than attempting to complete all of the work in one day.
Late and Make up work: Work can be made up when a student is absent, and must be turned in within 2 weeks of the absence. The student is required to obtain notes missed (notes are very important) and find out what assignments are due.
Doing work late is bad for your understanding and learning and therefore will be discouraged. Ten points will be taken off assignments for every week they are late.
Grading Policy: Students in all classes will receive a grade based on homework, tests, major exams and participation. Attendance, being on time and prepared for class, and asking and answering questions are all part of the participation grade.

Algebra 1 (5th hour 1pm - 2pm):
Instructor: Sara Hull
Course Fee: $320 (8 payments of $40) One-time copy fee: $10
Textbook: Algebra 1: A Teaching Textbook 2.0 and Algebra 1: Answer Key and Test Bank 2.0 (Companion CDs are not required for this course.) (to purchase from publisher) (to purchase from Amazon - Make sure to get 2.0)
Grade Level: 8 or 9
Minimum enrollment: 3 students
Supplies: 2 1/2” 3-ring binder with 3 dividers, calculator, pencils, notebook paper, grid paper for graphing
Course Description: We will be covering solving simple equations, linear equations, second-degree equations, systems of equations, and graphing and inequalities. The textbook will be supplemented to make sure the state math standards are covered, and there will be an emphasis on applications of the concepts learned.
Before the school year begins: Usually the first few chapters in a math book are review. Rather than spend valuable class time on this review, students will be required to complete one or more chapters before the first day of class.
Expectations: Math is a skill, much like playing a sport or a musical instrument. This means that regular practice is required to really make progress. Homework assignments are designed to give you frequent practice on the new skills you are learning and are vital to you being a successful math student. They help you best if you work on homework through the school week rather than attempting to complete all of the work in one day.
Late and Make up work: Work can be made up when a student is absent, and must be turned in within 2 weeks of the absence. The student is required to obtain notes missed (notes are very important) and find out what assignments are due.
Doing work late is bad for your understanding and learning and therefore will be discouraged. Ten points will be taken off assignments for every week they are late.
Grading Policy: Students in all classes will receive a grade based on homework, tests, major exams and participation. Attendance, being on time and prepared for class, and asking and answering questions are all part of the participation grade.

Geometry (1st hour 8:30am - 10am):
Instructor: Sara Hull
Course Fee: $400 (8 payments of $50)  One-time copy fee: $10
Textbook: Geometry: A Teaching Textbook 2.0 and Geometry: Answer Key and Test Bank either version (Companion CDs are not required for this course.) (to purchase from publisher) (to purchase from Amazon)
Grade Level: 9 or 10
Minimum enrollment: 3 students
Supplies: 2 1/2” 3-ring binder with 3 dividers, calculator, pencils, notebook paper, grid paper for graphing, compass and protractor
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1
Course Description: Some topics covered will include properties of shapes, logic and proofs, as well as an introduction to trigonometry.
Before the school year begins: Usually the first few chapters in a math book are review. Rather than spend valuable class time on this review, students will be required to complete one or more chapters before the first day of class.
Expectations: Math is a skill, much like playing a sport or a musical instrument. This means that regular practice is required to really make progress. Homework assignments are designed to give you frequent practice on the new skills you are learning and are vital to you being a successful math student. They help you best if you work on homework through the school week rather than attempting to complete all of the work in one day.
Late and Make up work: Work can be made up when a student is absent, and must be turned in within 2 weeks of the absence. The student is required to obtain notes missed (notes are very important) and find out what assignments are due.
Doing work late is bad for your understanding and learning and therefore will be discouraged. Ten points will be taken off assignments for every week they are late.
Grading Policy: Students in all classes will receive a grade based on homework, tests, major exams and participation. Attendance, being on time and prepared for class, and asking and answering questions are all part of the participation grade.

Algebra 2 (3rd hour 10am - 11:30am):
Instructor: Sara Hull
Course Fee: $400 (8 payments of $50) One-time copy fee: $10
Grade Level: 10 or 11
Minimum enrollment: 3 students
Textbook: Algebra 2: A Teaching Textbook 2.0 and Algebra 2: Answer Key and Test Bank 2.0 (Companion CDs are not required for this course.)
(to purchase from publisher) (to purchase from Amazon- Make sure to get 2.0)
Supplies: 2 1/2” 3-ring binder with 3 dividers, calculator (graphing calculator suggested but not required), pencils, notebook paper, grid paper for graphing
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1
Course Description: The focus of Algebra 2 is preparing for higher level math courses. Some topics covered will be solving equations of increasing complexity, solving systems of equations, conic sections, graphing calculators and statistics and probability.
Before the school year begins: Usually the first few chapters in a math book are review. Rather than spend valuable class time on this review, students will be required to complete one or more chapters before the first day of class.
Expectations: Math is a skill, much like playing a sport or a musical instrument. This means that regular practice is required to really make progress. Homework assignments are designed to give you frequent practice on the new skills you are learning and are vital to you being a successful math student. They help you best if you work on homework through the school week rather than attempting to complete all of the work in one day.
Late and Make up work: Work can be made up when a student is absent, and must be turned in within 2 weeks of the absence. The student is required to obtain notes missed (notes are very important) and find out what assignments are due.
Doing work late is bad for your understanding and learning and therefore will be discouraged. Ten points will be taken off assignments for every week they are late.
Grading Policy: Students in all classes will receive a grade based on homework, tests, major exams and participation. Attendance, being on time and prepared for class, and asking and answering questions are all part of the participation grade.
 
Pre-Calculus (by appointment):
Instructor: Stacy Puckett (PuckettsMathClass@gmail.com)
Course Fee: $400.00 (8 payments of $50.00).
Grade Level: 10 or 11
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2 and Geometry
Min/Max enrollment: 4 min/10 max
Required Materials: 
  • Pre-calculus With Trigonometry: Concepts & Applications by Paul A. Foerster
  • A graphing calculator is required for Pre-Calculus
Course Description: Over the coming year we will be exploring Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus topics including but not limited to Trigonometric functions and graphs, Logarithmic functions and graphs, and a deeper Algebraic understanding. Our focus will be in preparing for Calculus.
Before the school year begins: Usually the first few chapters in a math book are review. Rather than spend valuable class time on this review, students will be required to complete one or more chapters before the first day of class.
Expectations: Math is a skill, much like playing a sport or a musical instrument. This means that regular practice is required to really make progress. Homework assignments are designed to give you frequent practice on the new skills you are learning and are vital to you being a successful math student. They help you best if you work on homework through the school week rather than attempting to complete all of the work in one day.
Late and make-up work: Work can be made up when a student is absent, and must be turned in within 2 weeks of the absence. The student is required to obtain notes missed (notes are very important) and find out what assignments are due. Doing work late is bad for your understanding and learning and therefore will be discouraged. Work that is one week late will have 10 points taken off the grade. No work will be accepted more than a week after the due date.
Grading Policy: Students in all classes will receive a grade based on homework, tests, major exams and participation. Attendance, being on time and prepared for class, and asking and answering questions are all part of the participation grade.

Calculus (by appointment):
Instructor: Stacy Puckett (PuckettsMathClass@gmail.com)
Course Fee: $400.00 (8 payments of $50.00).
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus, Trig or Advanced Math or equivalent course completed
Min/Max enrollment: 2 min/10 max
Required Materials:
  • Calculus: Concepts and Applications (hardcover) by Paul A. Foerster (Author) Publication Date: 2005 | ISBN-10: 1559536543 | ISBN-13: 978-1559536547 | Edition: 2nd
  • Students will benefit tremendously from also having the solutions manual for this class.- Calculus: Concepts and Applications SOLUTIONS MANUAL (paperback) by Paul A. Foerster Publication Date: 2005 | ISBN-10: 1559536578 | ISBN-13: 978-1559536578 | Edition: 2nd.
  • A graphingcalculator is required for Calculus.
Course Description:Over the course of the year we will be covering Calculus topics to prepare for the College Board Calculus AP Exam. This test allows a student to test out of College Calculus. (If a student wants to take the College Board AP Calculus test arrangements and preparation will be taken.) Due to the advanced pace this course will be taking, there will be a virtual class on Friday afternoons.
Before the school year begins: Review work will be available on engrade or can be emailed directly upon request. Rather than spend valuable class time on this review, students will be required to complete the review before the first day of class.
Expectations: Math is a skill, much like playing a sport or a musical instrument. This means that regular practice is required to really make progress. Homework assignments are designed to give you frequent practice on the new skills you are learning and are vital to you being a successful math student. They help you best if you work on homework through the school week rather than attempting to complete all of the work in one day.
Late and make-up work: Work can be made up when a student is absent, and must be turned in within 2 weeks of the absence. The student is required to obtain notes missed (notes are very important) and find out what assignments are due. Doing work late is bad for your understanding and learning and therefore will be discouraged. Work that is one week late will have 10 points taken off the grade. No work will be accepted more than a week after the due date.
Grading Policy: Students in all classes will receive a grade based on homework, tests, major exams and participation. Attendance, being on time and prepared for class, and asking and answering questions are all part of the participation grade.

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