# MATH

Math/Science Lab 1st-2nd; 3rd-5th

$50/month ($200/semester); 50 minutes/week

This course will alternate math one week and science the next. Both are 50 minutes.

Instructor: Alison Orozco

The Math lab will focus on improving recall of basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts depending on level. Math facts will be practiced with fun games, puzzles, and group activities. Techniques will be introduced to help with speed and recall. In addition, logic and problem solving activities will be done to aid in solving more complex math problems.

Instructor: Nicole Nyborg

The Science lab will will focus on Botany. This course will cover the nature of botany and the process of classifying plants. Students will learn about the development of plants from seeds, the reproduction processes in plants, the way plants make their food, and how plants get their water and nutrients and distribute them throughout the body of the plant. As students study these topics, they also learn about many different kinds of plants and where they belong in the plant classification system.

The activities and projects will make the lessons come alive! They include making a “light hut” in which to grow plants, dissection of a bean seed, growing seeds in plastic bags to watch the germination process, making a leaf skeleton, observing how plants grow towards light, measuring transpiration, forcing bulbs to grow out of season, and forcing pine cones to open and close.

All labs are non-sectarian and supplemental in nature. Parents who would like to further explore this topic with students at home can get the source textbook with full lessons for all labs done in class.

Basic Math 5th-8th Grade

Instructor: Alison Orozco

$95/month; ($380/semester) Tuesdays In-Person/Thursdays On-line

Basic Math 5+ will cover operations using whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and integers along with a unit on geometry and introduction to equations and graphing to lay a strong arithmetic foundation which is crucial to the study of algebra and higher mathematics. This course is appropriate for advanced 5th graders, on-level 6th-7th graders, and 8th-9th graders who may need more work on basic math concepts before proceeding to Pre-Algebra. This class will meet on Tuesdays in-person and Thursdays virtually with homework assignments for the remaining days.

This course will use math workbooks which will be provided. This is a two semester course.

Pre-Algebra 7th-9th Grade

Instructor: Justin Soto

$95/month; ($380/semester);

Subscription to Teaching Textbooks included

Tues In-Person & Thurs On-line

This is a two semester course but students are welcome to add at any time.

This course will prepare students for the formal study of Algebra 1 with lessons that include review of all basic math concepts and encourage mastery of new topics foundational to the study of Algebra.

A list of all topics covered can be found at this link.

content.teachingtextbooksapp.com/magentoimages/PreAlgebra_TOC-2.0.pdf

This course will include a 12 month subscription to Teaching Textbooks on-line. In order to get the most from this course, students will need to have access to a computer or mobile device to complete homework. If there are those who do not have such access, a physical textbook can be ordered to replace the on-line subscription, but this is not recommended.

In-class instruction will prepare students for homework assignments but students will need to complete lessons at home in order to finish the course.

Algebra 1 8th-12th Grade

Instructor: Justin Soto

$95/month; ($380/semester) Tues In-person/Thursdays On-line

This is a two semester course but students are welcome to add at any time.

Topics covered in Algebra 1 include adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing with powers and roots, scientific notation, solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, rate, work and mixture word problems, simplifying and factoring polynomials, rational expressions, adding, subtracting, solving quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square, and using the quadratic formula, graphing linear equations, slope, graphing higher-degree equations, solving systems of two linear equations in two variables graphically and algebraically, solving inequalities in one variable, graphing two-variable inequalities, functions, absolute value equations, mean, median, mode, range, stem and leaf plots, box and whisker plots, histograms, probability including tree diagrams, and using a graphing calculator.

This course will include a 12 month subscription to Teaching Textbooks on-line. Students will need to have access to a computer, tablet or other device to access homework lessons.

In-class instruction will prepare students for homework assignments but students will need to complete lessons at home in order to finish the course.

Algebra 2 9th+

Instructor: Justin Soto

$95/month; ($380/semester);

Workbooks Included

Tues In-Person & Thurs On-line

This course requires a graphing calculator. Either the TI-83+ or TI-84+ by Texas Instruments or any calculator that has the same functions as these will work.

This is a two semester course but students are welcome to add at any time.

Teaching Textbooks Algebra 2 covers fractional equations, powers and exponents, second-degree equations, equations with variables, inequalities, absolute value, and other important Algebra 2 topics.

This course will include a 12 month subscription to Teaching Textbooks on-line. Students will need to have access to a computer, tablet or other device to access homework lessons.

In-class instruction will prepare students for homework assignments but students will need to complete lessons at home in order to finish the course.