Course: Middle School Math # 1 – Grade 6
Grade Level: advanced 5 – 6 (struggling 7th graders may apply)
Day/Time: Monday 8:50 – 10:20am OR Wednesday 9:00 – 10:30am
Instructor: Jennifer Westcott (Monday) and Lisa Tolson (Wednesday)
Cost: $62 per month + $35 application fee
Book: Holt McDougal Mathematics: Course 1 (2010 ed.), ISBN# 0030994284.  Order used on-line or call 1-800-848-9500.  
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 (7th 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 6th grader, please look into Middle School Math #2 class.
Supplies List: A 1-2″ 3-ring Binder with Notebook Paper and at least 3 Dividers inside (labeled “Class Info,” “Notes,” and “Homework”), Graph Paper and Protractor (for second semester), Grading Pen, Pencil, one Dry-Erase Marker, and a simple Calculator for occasional use at home.

Course: Middle School Math # 2 – Grade 7
Grade Level: advanced 6-7 (struggling 8th graders may apply)
Day/Time: Monday 2:05 – 3:35pm OR Wednesday 12:40 – 2:10pm
Instructor: Jennifer Westcott (Monday) and Lisa Tolson (Wednesday)
Cost: $62 per month + $35 application fee
Book: Holt McDougal Mathematics: Course 2 (2010 ed.), ISBN# 0030994292.  Order used on-line or call 1-800-848-9500.
Description: If your child is an average 7th 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 and rational numbers, ratios, rates, and proportions, graphing, exponents, fractions, decimals, and percents, geometry measurement including perimeter and area, probability, 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 7th grader is advanced in math, please look at our Pre-Algebra class.
Supplies List: A 1-2″ 3-ring Binder with Notebook Paper and at least 3 Dividers inside (labeled “Class Info,” “Notes,” and “Homework”), Graph paper for use throughout the year, Grading Pen, Pencil, one Dry-Erase Marker, and a simple Calculator for occasional use at home.

Course: Pre-Algebra
Grade Level: advanced 7-8 (struggling 9th graders may apply)
Day/Time: Wednesday 10:40 – 12:10pm OR 2:20 – 3:50pm
Instructor: Lisa Tolson and Jennifer Westcott (additional 10:40am – 12:10 section)
Cost: $65 per month + $35 application fee
Book: McDougal Littell Pre-Algebra, ISBN# 0618250034 Order used on-line or call 1-800-462-6595.
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 and inequalities, multi-step equations, distributive properties, rational numbers, factors, fractions and exponents, proportions, probability, percents, square roots, solving fraction equations, inequality equations, and linear equations and graphing.  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 7th grade, they need to be well advanced in math to take this class.
Supplies List: A 1-2″ 3-ring Binder with Notebook Paper and at least 3 Dividers inside (labeled “Class Info,” “Notes,” and “Homework”), Graph Paper (for second semester), Pencil, and a simple Calculator for occasional use at home.

Course: Algebra I
Grade Level: 8-10 (8th 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 and Jennifer Westcott (additional 10:45am – 12:00pm section)
Cost: $78 per month + $40 application fee
Book: Elementary Algebra, by Larson and Hostetler (4th 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
Supplies List:
3-ring binder, loose-leaf notebook paper, 2-3 dividers, a pack of graph paper, ruler or straight edge, ink pen – any color, but NOT erasable and access to a calculator will be helpful.

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