Middle School Math:Instructor: Gwen RidgonCourse Fee: $320 (8 payments of $40) Copy/Supply Fee: $20Textbook: Math-U-See Zeta Student Pack http://store.mathusee.com/catalog/math-u-see/general-math/zeta.htmlThe Zeta Instruction Pack is optional for parents use Grade level: 6^{th}-8^{th} GradeMinimum enrollment: 3 studentsSupplies: Folder or binder, lined paper, pencils and erasersCourse 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.If you are unsure of which class to put your child in, use this placement, readiness assessment tool: https://mathusee.com/parents/getting-started/placement/Pre-Algebra:Instructor: Deanna WilksCourse Fee: $360 (8 payments of $45) Supply fee: $10Textbook: Math-U-See Pre-Algebra book and test bookletGrade Level: 7^{th}-9^{th} GradeMin/Max enrollment: 3 min/10 max Supplies: In addition to the textbook, students will need pencils, erasers, lined paper (either to go into a 3 ring binder or in a notebook) and a 3 ring binder, at least 2”Course Description: In this pre-algebra course we will cover many topics, including a review of the decimal system, positive and negative numbers, rational numbers, equations and inequalities, basic geometry, ratios, proportion, percent, the coordinate plane, area, volume, square roots, right triangles, probability, statistics and polynomials. There will be weekly homework. Students will be expected to show how they calculated their answer.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:
Geometry:
Course Fee: $400 (8 payments of $50) One-time copy fee: $10 Textbook: Math-U-See Geometry book and test bookletGrade Level: 9^{th}-10^{th} GradeMinimum 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:Instructor: Stacy Puckett Course Fee: $400 (8 payments of $50) One-time copy fee: $10 Grade Level: 10^{th}-11^{th} GradeMin/Max enrollment: 4 min/10 max Textbook: Algebra and Trigonometry: Functions and Applications by Paul A. Foerster Supplies: 2 1/2” 3-ring binder with 3 dividers, scientific (or graphing) 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: Please read chapter one before the first day of classes. Practice worksheets are available upon request. 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:: Stacy Puckett InstructorCourse Fee: $400 (8 payments of $50) One-time copy fee: $10 Grade Level: 10^{th}-11^{th} Grade Successful completion of Algebra 2 and Geometry Prerequisite:Min/Max enrollment: 4 min/10 max Required Materials: - Pre-calculus With Trigonometry: Concepts & Applications by Paul A. Foerster (
**2**^{nd}**edition published 2007**) - 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: Please read chapter one before the first day of classes. Review/practice worksheets are available upon request. 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:: Stacy PuckettInstructorCourse Fee: $480 (8 payments of $60) One-time copy fee: $10 Grade Level: 12^{th} GradePrerequisites: 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.
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. Description:Course Before the school year begins: Please read chapter one before the first day of classes. 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. HS Consumer Math:: Gwen RidgonInstructorCourse Fee: $320 (8 payments of $40)
We will use Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance for High School as our curriculum. It meets standards and benchmarks in all 50 states for high school consumer math credit and meets all Jump$tart National Standards. We will cover the following topics:Description: Course - Introduction to Personal Finance
- Saving
- Budgeting
- Debt
- Life after High School
- Consumer Awareness
- Bargain Shopping
- Investing & Retirement
- Insurance
- Money & Relationships
- Careers & Taxes
- Giving
Course Expectations and Grading: This is a hands on project based class based in real world math applications. There will be weekly reading and project assignments to be completed at home. Students are responsible for class participation, keeping up with homework, and turning in work for grading. Ten points will be deducted per week for late assignments unless a parent excuse has been given. |