**Course: Middle School Math # 1
**

**Grade Level:**advanced 5 – 6 (struggling 7

^{th}graders may apply)

**Day/Time:**Wednesday 9:00 – 10:30am

**Instructor:**Lisa Tolson

**Cost:**$61 per month + $35 application fee

**Book:**Prentice Hall

__Mathematics: Course 1__(2003/2004 ed.), ISBN# 0130631361; Prentice Hall

__Math Course 1 Study Guide and Practice Workbook__(2004 copyright – paperback), ISBN# 0131254553. Order used on-line or call 1-800-848-9500. Students will need graph paper and a protractor from time to time during the year.

**Description:**This is an introduction to what students will face as they enter middle school math. We create a path for students to develop an in-depth understanding of key mathematical concepts needed to succeed in higher level math classes. This foundational class introduces the concepts needed for Middle School Math #2 (7

^{th}grade math) and some early Pre-Algebra. We will cover whole numbers, rational numbers, decimals, number theory, fractions, ratios, proportions, percentages, data/graphs, geometry concepts, and integers in preparation for one-and two-step equations and inequalities. In addition to classroom teaching, some on-line teaching resources (videos & examples) will be used to enhance the class and help students when they are working on their own to better understand the course material. Homework will be assigned to enhance classroom lessons and given for each day of the week, while tests will be given at the end of each chapter. If your child is advanced in math as a 6

^{th}grader, please look into Middle School Math #2 class.

**Course: Middle School Math # 2
**

**Grade Level:**advanced 6-7 (struggling 8

^{th}graders may apply)

**Day/Time:**Wednesday 12:35 – 2:05pm

**Instructor:**Lisa Tolson

**Cost:**$61 per month + $35 application fee

**Book:**Prentice Hall

__Mathematics: Course 2__(2003/2004 ed.), ISBN# 0130685542; Prentice Hall

__Math Course 2 Study Guide and Practice Workbook__(2004 copyright – paperback), ISBN# 0131254561. Order used on-line or call 1-800-848-9500. Students will need graph paper periodically throughout the year.

**Description:**If your child is an average 7

^{th}grade math student, this is the course we recommend. This foundational class should be the last fundamental math class your child will ever need and will cover the concepts needed for Pre-Algebra. We will continue the foundational objectives needed to prepare students for Pre-Algebra, while covering decimals, integers, exponents, fractions, geometry measurement, equations, and inequalities. In addition to classroom teaching, some on-line teaching resources (videos & examples) will be used to enhance the class and help students when they are working on their own to better understand the course material. Homework will be assigned for each day of the week, while tests will occur at the end of each chapter. If your 7

^{th}grader is advanced in math, please look at our Pre-Algebra class.

**Course: Pre-Algebra
**

**Grade Level:**advanced 7-8 (struggling 9

^{th}graders may apply)

**Day/Time:**Wednesday 10:40 – 12:10pm

**OR**2:15 – 3:45pm

**Instructor:**Lisa Tolson

**Cost:**$64 per month + $35 application fee

**Book:**McDougal Littell

__Passport to Algebra and Geometry,__ISBN# 0395879884. Order used on-line or call 1-800-462-6595. Students will need graph paper and access to a calculator from time to time during the year.

**Description:**This course covers the math basics and prepares the student for Algebra I. We will introduce algebraic concepts to the basics of math learned in middle school. Topics that will be covered include: solving integer equations, multi-step equations, distributive properties, proportions, probability, solving fraction equations, inequality equations, and graphing linear equations. In addition to classroom teaching, some on-line teaching resources (videos & examples) will be used to enhance the class and help students when they are working on their own to better understand the course material. Homework will be assigned to enhance classroom lessons and given for each day of the week, while tests will be given at the end of each chapter. If your child is in 7

^{th}grade, they need to be well advanced in math to take this class.

**Course: Algebra I**

**Grade Level:** 8-10 (8^{th} graders may apply if they have had a full year of Pre-Algebra)

**Day/Time: **Tuesday **and** Thursday 10:45am – 12:00 ** OR** Tuesday

**and**Thursday 1:55 – 3:10pm

**Instructor:**Rachel Scott

**Cost:**$76 per month + $40 application fee

**Book:**

__Elementary Algebra__, by Larson and Hostetler (4

^{th}Ed.), ISBN# 0-618-38817-6. Shop used on-line at Amazon, AbeBooks, half.com, etc.

**NOTE: Please make sure you do not buy the instructor’s book!**

**Description:**This is a college-prep Algebra I course. Students will transition from manipulation of known numbers to finding an unknown value that is represented by a variable. It is the starting point for learning mathematical symbolic reasoning. Topics covered include a review of the arithmetic skills needed to succeed in algebra, monomials and polynomial expressions, factoring to simplify and solve equations, solving and graphing linear and quadratic equations, and developing critical problem-solving skills by applying algebraic concepts to practical situations. This course provides the foundation for success in advanced math courses. Homework will be assigned at each class and will be due at the beginning of the next class, while a quiz or test will be given about every 2-3 weeks.

Prerequisite: A grade of 70% or higher in Pre-Algebra