## Math Classes

Recommended Sequence: Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus

Core math courses cover a wide range of material. While they differ greatly in content and level of difficulty, they are similar in structure and in the following components:

· development and mastery of specific skills

· integration of new skills with old

· focus on understanding of mathematical concepts

· application of skills in the “real world”

· critical thinking and problem-solving

Students in all math classes will be required to complete daily assignments designed to provide sufficient practice of new skills. In addition, they must check and correct completed assignments in order to identify and learn from mistakes. Quizzes and tests will be given periodically to assess mastery.

Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 should be taken in sequence as each builds on the concepts learned and skills mastered in the previous course. While Geometry may seem like a detour between Algebra 1 and 2, it requires mastery of Algebra 1 and enhances the students’ understanding of Algebra 2. It is also strategically placed to help the student progress from concrete to more abstract relationships and principles.

Students should only progress from one class to the next upon confident completion of the previous course. Students who have not completed a Core math course will be required to take a math placement test

· development and mastery of specific skills

· integration of new skills with old

· focus on understanding of mathematical concepts

· application of skills in the “real world”

· critical thinking and problem-solving

Students in all math classes will be required to complete daily assignments designed to provide sufficient practice of new skills. In addition, they must check and correct completed assignments in order to identify and learn from mistakes. Quizzes and tests will be given periodically to assess mastery.

Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 should be taken in sequence as each builds on the concepts learned and skills mastered in the previous course. While Geometry may seem like a detour between Algebra 1 and 2, it requires mastery of Algebra 1 and enhances the students’ understanding of Algebra 2. It is also strategically placed to help the student progress from concrete to more abstract relationships and principles.

Students should only progress from one class to the next upon confident completion of the previous course. Students who have not completed a Core math course will be required to take a math placement test

*. This will be done prior to registration.*Pre-Algebra – Jennifer Foster, Instructor

jenniferfostercore@gmail.com

This course functions as a bridge between basic math and algebra, reviewing operations with decimals, fractions, percents, and integers and covering topics in geometry, algebra and statistics. Students in the class will learn how to use algebraic concepts and strategies in conjunction with their fine-tuned skills to solve many different types of problems.

Pre-Algebra meets twice each week. Students should expect to spend 4 - 6 hours per week on assignments outside of class. Time will vary depending on the student’s confidence, study skills, and previous experience in math. Extra help is available through email and weekly office hours using Zoom.

Enrollment in Pre-Algebra is limited to students who turn 12 by October 1.

An assessment is required for students taking Pre-Algebra at Core.

Text:

ISBN #0-618-50815-5

Calculator: TI-30XIIS

Copy fee: $30 for the year

jenniferfostercore@gmail.com

This course functions as a bridge between basic math and algebra, reviewing operations with decimals, fractions, percents, and integers and covering topics in geometry, algebra and statistics. Students in the class will learn how to use algebraic concepts and strategies in conjunction with their fine-tuned skills to solve many different types of problems.

Pre-Algebra meets twice each week. Students should expect to spend 4 - 6 hours per week on assignments outside of class. Time will vary depending on the student’s confidence, study skills, and previous experience in math. Extra help is available through email and weekly office hours using Zoom.

Enrollment in Pre-Algebra is limited to students who turn 12 by October 1.

An assessment is required for students taking Pre-Algebra at Core.

Text:

*McDougal Littell Middle School Math*, Course 2, Larson, Boswell, Kanold, and Stiff. 2005ISBN #0-618-50815-5

Calculator: TI-30XIIS

Copy fee: $30 for the year

Algebra 1 – Beth Augsburger, Instructor

bethaugsburger@gmail.com

This course focuses on the principles of algebra, covering the following topics: rules of algebra, linear equations, inequalities, systems, powers, roots and radicals, exponential growth and decay, quadratic equations, polynomials, factoring, proportions and rational equations, graphs and functions.

Algebra 1 meets twice each week. Students should expect to spend 6 – 8 hours per week on assignments outside of class. Time will vary depending on the student’s confidence, study skills, and previous experience in math. Extra help is available through email and weekly office hours using Zoom.

Enrollment in Algebra 1 is limited to students who turn 13 before October 1.

An assessment is required for students not taking Pre-Algebra at Core.

Text: McDougal Littell

Calculator: TI-30XIIS

Copy fee: $30 for the year

bethaugsburger@gmail.com

This course focuses on the principles of algebra, covering the following topics: rules of algebra, linear equations, inequalities, systems, powers, roots and radicals, exponential growth and decay, quadratic equations, polynomials, factoring, proportions and rational equations, graphs and functions.

Algebra 1 meets twice each week. Students should expect to spend 6 – 8 hours per week on assignments outside of class. Time will vary depending on the student’s confidence, study skills, and previous experience in math. Extra help is available through email and weekly office hours using Zoom.

Enrollment in Algebra 1 is limited to students who turn 13 before October 1.

An assessment is required for students not taking Pre-Algebra at Core.

Text: McDougal Littell

*Algebra 1*, Larson, Boswell, Kanold, and Stiff. ISBN #0-395-93776-0Calculator: TI-30XIIS

Copy fee: $30 for the year

Geometry – Beth Augsburger, Instructor

bethaugsburger@gmail.com

This course focuses on the principles of geometry, covering the following topics: deductive reasoning, proofs, triangles, trigonometry, Pythagorean Theorem, quadrilaterals and other polygons, congruence and similarity, circles, areas and perimeter of plane figures, surface area and volume of solids, coordinate geometry and constructions.

Geometry meets twice each week. Students should expect to spend 6 – 8 hours per week on assignments outside of class. Time will vary depending on the student’s confidence, study skills, and previous experience in math. Extra help is available through email and weekly office hours using Zoom.

Enrollment in Geometry is limited to students who turn 14 before October 1.

An assessment is required for students not taking Algebra 1 at Core.

Text: McDougal Littell

Calculator: TI-30XIIS

Copy fee: $30 for the year

bethaugsburger@gmail.com

This course focuses on the principles of geometry, covering the following topics: deductive reasoning, proofs, triangles, trigonometry, Pythagorean Theorem, quadrilaterals and other polygons, congruence and similarity, circles, areas and perimeter of plane figures, surface area and volume of solids, coordinate geometry and constructions.

Geometry meets twice each week. Students should expect to spend 6 – 8 hours per week on assignments outside of class. Time will vary depending on the student’s confidence, study skills, and previous experience in math. Extra help is available through email and weekly office hours using Zoom.

Enrollment in Geometry is limited to students who turn 14 before October 1.

An assessment is required for students not taking Algebra 1 at Core.

Text: McDougal Littell

*Geometry*, Larson, Boswell, Kanold, and Stiff. ISBN #0-395-93777-9Calculator: TI-30XIIS

Copy fee: $30 for the year

Algebra 2 – Beth Augsburger, Instructor

bethaugsburger@gmail.com

This course uses Algebra 1 as a springboard for more advanced studies in Algebra. Topics include: linear equations and inequalities, graphs and functions, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and equations, radicals and complex numbers, quadratic equations and inequalities, systems and constraints, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry.

Algebra 2 meets twice each week. Students should expect to spend 6 – 8 hours per week on assignments outside of class. Time will vary depending on the student’s confidence, study skills, and previous experience in math. Extra help is available through email and weekly office hours using Zoom.

Enrollment for Algebra 2 is limited to students who turn 15 before October 1.

An assessment is required for students not taking Algebra 1 or Geometry at Core.

Text: McDougal Littell

Calculator: TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator

Copy fee: $30 for the year

bethaugsburger@gmail.com

This course uses Algebra 1 as a springboard for more advanced studies in Algebra. Topics include: linear equations and inequalities, graphs and functions, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and equations, radicals and complex numbers, quadratic equations and inequalities, systems and constraints, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry.

Algebra 2 meets twice each week. Students should expect to spend 6 – 8 hours per week on assignments outside of class. Time will vary depending on the student’s confidence, study skills, and previous experience in math. Extra help is available through email and weekly office hours using Zoom.

Enrollment for Algebra 2 is limited to students who turn 15 before October 1.

An assessment is required for students not taking Algebra 1 or Geometry at Core.

Text: McDougal Littell

*Algebra 2*, Larson, Boswell, Kanold, and Stiff. ISBN #0-618-25020-4.Calculator: TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator

Copy fee: $30 for the year

Pre-Calculus

This course builds on the skills learned in Algebra 2 as well as introducing new studies in math. Topics include: graphs and functions, polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, analytic geometry, and introductory calculus with limits.

Pre-Calculus meets twice each week. Students should expect to spend 6 to 8 hours per week on assignments outside of class. Time will vary depending on the student's confidence, ability, and previous experiences in math. Extra help is available through email and weekly Office Hours using Zoom.

Enrollment for Pre-Calculus is limited to students who turn 16 by October 1. An assessment is required for students not taking Algebra 2 at Core.

Text: McDougal Littell / Houghton Mifflin's

Calculator: TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator

Copy fee: $30 for the year

Pre-Calculus will not be offered the 2024-2025 academic year.

This course builds on the skills learned in Algebra 2 as well as introducing new studies in math. Topics include: graphs and functions, polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, analytic geometry, and introductory calculus with limits.

Pre-Calculus meets twice each week. Students should expect to spend 6 to 8 hours per week on assignments outside of class. Time will vary depending on the student's confidence, ability, and previous experiences in math. Extra help is available through email and weekly Office Hours using Zoom.

Enrollment for Pre-Calculus is limited to students who turn 16 by October 1. An assessment is required for students not taking Algebra 2 at Core.

Text: McDougal Littell / Houghton Mifflin's

*Pre-Calculus with Limits*, Larson. ISBN #0-618-66089-5Calculator: TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator

Copy fee: $30 for the year

Pre-Calculus will not be offered the 2024-2025 academic year.