Math

Middle School Math

Instructor: Gwen Rigdon

Course Fee: $360 (8 payments of $45)

Copy/Supply Fee: $20

Textbook: Math-U-See Zeta Student Pack https://store.demmelearning.com/zeta-student-kit.html

The Zeta Instruction Pack is optional for parents use

Grade level: 6th-8th Grade

Minimum enrollment: 2 students

Supplies: Folder or binder, graph paper, index cards, pencils and erasers. Also, a DVD player and a device to take and send pictures of work will be required when this class is online.

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
  • 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: Each week, students will have math assignments and tests 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: Gwen Rigdon

Course Fee: $360 (8 payments of $45)

Supply fee: $20

Textbook: Math-U-See Pre-Algebra Student Pack https://store.demmelearning.com/prealgebra-student-kit.html The Pre-Algebra Instruction Pack is optional for parents use

Grade Level: 7th-9th Grade

Minimum enrollment: 2 students

Supplies: Folder or binder, graph paper, index cards, pencils and erasers. Also, a DVD player and a device to take and send pictures of work will be required when this class is online.

Course Description: We will be covering arithmetic topics to prepare for algebra such as:

  • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division of Negative Numbers
  • Understanding Exponents, Place Value, Roots and Radicals
  • Solving for an Unknown
  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Associative, Commutative and Distributive Properties
  • Finding Surface Area of Solids
  • Finding the Volume of Cylinders, Pyramids and Cones
  • Transforming Celsius to Fahrenheit and Fahrenheit to Celsius
  • Adding and Subtracting Time and Military Time
  • Finding the Least Common Multiple and the Greatest Common Factor
  • Working with Ratios and Proportions
  • Adding and Multiplying Polynomials
  • Adding and Subtracting Measurements
  • Working with Absolute Values and Irrational Numbers

Course Expectations and Grading: Each week, students will have math assignments and tests 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/

Algebra 1

Instructor: Gwen RIgdon

Course Fee: $400 (8 payments of $50)

Supply fee: $20

Textbook: Math-U-See Algebra 1 Student Pack https://store.demmelearning.com/algebra-1-student-kit.html

The Algebra 1 Instruction Pack is optional for parents use

Grade Level: 8th-9th Grade

Prerequisite: Strong foundation in arithmetic or Pre-Algebra

Minimum enrollment: 2 students

Supplies: Folder or binder, graph paper, calculator, index cards, pencils and erasers.

Also, a DVD player and a device to take and up load pictures of work will be required when this class is online.

Additional Notes: The first three chapters are review of pre-algebra. Students are expected to review them and take the first 3 tests to be turned in the first day of class. Students who have registered by August 3 will be able to work on these chapters through online meetings with Mrs. Rigdon starting August 4.

Course Description: We will be covering graphing, simultaneous equations,exponents, polynomials, unit multipliers. Concepts and skills include:

  • Graphing linear equations and inequalities
  • Using slope-intercept formula
  • Solving equations using graphing, substitution and elimination
  • Expanding understanding of exponents
  • Solving quadratic equations with factoring
  • Using unit multipliers for conversions
  • Significant digits and scientific notation
  • Graphing a circle and an ellipse
  • Graphing a parabola and a hyperbola

Course Expectations and Grading: There will be weekly math assignments with a weekly test to be proctored by a parent at home. There are 3 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.

Geometry

Instructor: Gwen Rigdon

Course Fee: $400 (8 payments of $50)

Supply fee: $20

Textbook: Math-U-See Geometry Student Pack https://store.demmelearning.com/geometry-student-kit.html

The Geometry Instruction Pack is optional for parents use

Grade Level: 9th-10th Grade

Minimum enrollment: 2 students

Supplies: folder or binder, index cards. calculator, pencils, notebook paper, grid paper for graphing, compass and protractor. Also, a DVD player and a device to take and send pictures of work will be required when this class is online.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1

Course Description: We will be covering points, lines, planes, angles, circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, Pythagorean theorem, conic sections and proofs. Concepts and skills include:

  • using a protractor to construct angles
  • using a compass to construct bisectors
  • constructing and identifying triangles
  • working with algebraic expressions containing radicals
  • completing geometric transformations within a Cartesian plane
  • using Pythagorean theorem
  • applying postulates, theorems, definitions, and properties to geometric proofs

Course Expectations and Grading: There will be weekly math assignments with a weekly test to be proctored by a parent at home. There are 3 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.

Algebra 2

Instructor: Gwen Rigdon

Course Fee: $400 (8 payments of $50)

Supply fee: $20

Grade Level: 10th-11th Grade

Minimum enrollment: 2 students

Textbook: Math-U-See Algebra 2 Student Pack https://store.demmelearning.com/algebra-2-student-kit.html

The Algebra 2 Instruction Pack is optional for parents use

Supplies: folder or binder, index cards, scientific (or graphing) calculator (graphing calculator suggested but not required), pencils, notebook paper, grid paper for graphing. Also, a DVD player and a device to take and send pictures of work will be required when this class is online.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1

Course Description: We will be covering factoring polynomials, quadratic formula, and graphing conic sections. Concepts and skills include:

  • Simplifying multiple-degree rational expressions
  • Working with imaginary and complex numbers
  • understanding and applying the binomial theorem
  • solving basic quadratic equations with factoring
  • applying analytic geometry to conic sections
  • solving simultaneous equations using graphing, substitution and elimination
  • graphing inequalities
  • using distance and midpoint formulas
  • solving equations with three variables
  • solving problems involving distance, rate and time
  • understanding vectors

Course Expectations and Grading: There will be weekly math assignments with a weekly test to be proctored by a parent at home. There are 3 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.

HS Consumer Math

Instructor: Gwen Rigdon

Course Fee: $360 (8 payments of $45)

Copy/Supply Fee: $30

Textbooks: Foundations in Personal Finance: High School Edition Student Text by Dave Ramsey

https://www.daveramsey.com/store/financial-peace-university/foundations-in-personal-finance/foundations-high-school/foundations-in-personal-finance-high-school-edition-student-text/prodHSSTUDENTTEXT02.html

Grade level: 9th-12th Grade

Minimum enrollment: 2 students

Supplies: Folder or binder, lined paper, pencils, erasers and scientific calculator

Course Description: 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:

    • 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.

Pre-Calculus and Calculus are offered online/offsite.

Pre-Calculus (online/offsite)

Instructor: Stacy Puckett

Course Fee: $440 (8 payments of $55)

Grade Level: 10th-11th Grade

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2 and Geometry

Minimum/Maximum enrollment: 2 min/10 max students

Required Materials:

  • A graphing calculator is required for Pre-Calculus
  • Pre-calculus With Trigonometry: Concepts & Applications - Paul Foerster (2nd edition published 2007) | ISBN-10:1559537884 |

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: A review packet will be emailed upon enrollment. Extra 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.

How the online/offsite class will work: Depending on enrollment we will be either utilizing an online class room hosted by ZOOM and/or meeting either on Thursday/Friday at a location to be determined. We will meet once a week to discuss the weekly topic and assignments will be submitted online.

Grading Policy: Students 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 (online/offsite)

Instructor: Stacy Puckett

Course Fee: $520 (8 payments of $65)

Grade Level: 11th-12th Grade

Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus, Trig or Advanced Math or equivalent course completed

Minimum/Maximum enrollment: 2 min/10 max students

Required Materials:

  • Calculus: Concepts and Applications (hardcover) by Paul A. Foerster (Author) Publication Date: 2005 | ISBN-10: 1559536543 | ISBN-13: 978-1559536547 | Edition: 2nd
  • A graphing calculator is required for Calculus.

Course Description: Over the course of the year we will be covering Calculus topics to prepare for either the College Board Calculus AP Exam, Clep Exam or future college math classes. Due to the advanced pace this course will be taking, at times there will be additional sessions.

Before the school year begins: Please read chapter one before the first day of classes. A review packet will be emailed upon enrollment. Extra review/practice worksheets are available 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.

How the online/offsite class will work: Depending on enrollment we will be either utilizing an online class room hosted by ZOOM and/or meeting either on Thursday/Friday at a location to be determined. We will meet once a week to discuss the weekly topic and assignments will be submitted online.

Grading Policy: Students 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.