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Advanced MS Math: Gamified Level 8 Pre-Algebra, Part One

With Tammy Parker

Finishing Middle School with a strong understanding of the exciting world of mathematics is crucial to success moving forward. This course takes students on Quests to build 8th-grade Pre-Algebra skills in Arithmetic Properties, The Number System, Ratios, Rates, Proportions, Percents, and Exponents, as well as Algebraic Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities. Gamification brings Math to life!

**Total classes: **13

**Prerequisite: **None

**Suggested grade level: **8th or 9th grade (advanced 7th grade OR an older student in need of a solid foundation.)

**Suggested credit: **One full semester Mathematics

**Special Notes**: This can be utilized as a Pre-Algebra course. As a GAMIFIED course, students learn through a variety of assignments that include games. This is Part One of a two-part course. Students are expected to register for Part Two as well. In addition to class instruction, there will be interactive recorded video lessons.

This course provides the path for students to become prepared for High School math in a comprehensive and fun way. Math can be interesting and enjoyable! Weekly Quests include videos, class instruction, colorful textbook assignments, workbook assignments, Quizlet, & games/puzzles. During Part One of this course, students will advance and solidify their Pre-Algebra & 8th-Grade knowledge of mathematics, problem-solving, and vocabulary related to Arithmetic Properties, The Number System, Ratios, Rates, Proportions, Percents, and Exponents, as well as Algebraic Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities. In addition to the daily homework and making use of the tools mentioned above, there will be 7 Quizzes, 5 Section Tests, and a two-part Final Exam. Following this course, your student can continue exploring the exciting world of gamified math with Advanced MS Mathematics: Gamified Level 8, Part Two.

Class 1: Arithmetic Properties

Classes 2-3: The Number System

Classes 4-6: Ratios, Proportions, & Percents

Classes 7-9: Exponents & Algebraic Expressions

Classes 10-12: Equations & Inequalities

Class 13: Course Review & Final Exams

**Materials**

Students require *BOTH* books *AND* the online access listed below.

**Printed:** TWO Books ~ These are utilized for both Part One and Part Two of this course. (See https://www.bookfinder.com for the best prices):

Everything You Need to Ace Pre-Algebra and Algebra I in One Big Fat Notebook (2021) ISBN-13: 978-1523504381

… NOTE: A student needs a copy of the above book that has NOT been written in yet. Spectrum 8th Grade Math Workbook (2014) ISBN-13: 978-1483808765

… NOTE: A student needs a copy of the above book that has NOT been written in yet.

Online Resource: Join the Quizlet class for this course and utilize its sets on Quizlet.com (Free student accounts are available.) A link to join the specific Quizlet class for this course will be posted on Caravel.

**Homework**

Each week, students can follow a detailed day-by-day Quest Schedule. Assignments include instructional videos, games & puzzles, rote practice, textbook reading & exercises, class instruction, workbook exercises, and Math vocabulary on Quizlet. Also, when there isn’t a test or exam, there is a quiz. This makes for 7 Quizzes, 5 Section Tests, and a two-part Final Exam, all graded on Caravel. Students should expect to put in a minimum of one hour a day, five days a week, for the coursework. Parents should note that the answer keys in each book are for the students’ use to check themselves as they practice their daily work.

**Class dates:** Tuesdays, September 10 to December 10, 2024. (No class Nov. 26)

**Starting time:** 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central; 11:00 AM Mountain; 10:00 AM Pacific)

**Duration:** 55 minutes

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