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Math

Glencoe Pre-Algebra, Part One

With Emily Nardozzi, MEd

Build a solid foundation within Pre-Algebra math, develop strong problem-solving skills, and learn to solve equations with clear critical thinking.

Pre-Algebra is a course designed to prepare students for Algebra 1. We will spend time performing basic operations on integers and rational numbers, as well as work on solving one and two-step equations with both integers and rational numbers. This course also covers real numbers and the Pythagorean theorem, proportions, algebra, geometry, percentages, area and volume, probability, statistics, inequalities, and linear functions.

Class 1: 1.1 A Plan for Problem Solving, 1.2 Variables, Expressions, and Properties, 1.3 Integers and Absolute Value

Class 2: 1.4 Adding Integers, 1.5 Subtracting Integers, 1.6 Multiplying and Dividing Integers

Class 3: 1.7 Writing Expressions and Equations, 1.8 Solving Addition and Subtracting Equations, 1.9 Solving Multiplication and Division Equations

Class 4: 2.1 Fractions and Decimals, 2.2 Comparing and Ordering Rational Numbers, 2.3 Multiplying Rational Numbers, 2.4 Dividing Rational Numbers

Class 5: 2.5 Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions, 2.6 Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions, 2.7 Solving Equations with Rational Numbers (recorded lesson)

Class 6: 2.8 Powers and Exponents, 2.9 Scientific Notation

Class 7: 3.1 Square Roots, 3.2 Estimating Square Roots, 3.3 The Real Number System

Class 8: 3.4 The Pythagorean Theorem, 3.5 Using the Pythagorean Theorem, 3.6 Distance on the Coordinate Plane

Class 9: 4.1 Ratios and Rates, 4.2 Rate of Change, 4.3 Slope

Class 10: 4.4 Solving Proportions, 4.5 Similar Polygons

Class 11: 4.6 Scale Drawings and Models, 4.7 Indirect Measurement

Class 12: 5.1 Ratios and Percents, 5.2 Fractions, Decimals, and Percents, 5.3 The Percent Proportion

Class 13: 5.4 Finding Percents Mentally, 5.5 Percent and Estimation, 5.6 The Percent Equation

Class 14: 5.7 Percent of Change, 5.8 Simple Interest

Course materials: Mathematics: Applications and Concepts, Course 3, Student Edition (Glencoe Mathematics), 2005 Edition. We recommend purchasing the book used as they can be found for as little as $0.99 plus s/h: www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0078668484/catholictreas-20 (click on Used).

Note: You can also buy the Teacher’s Edition if you would like to have a textbook with solutions to all problems (student edition only provides answers to odd-numbered problems). The downside to using only the teacher’s edition is students will not be able to do their homework problems without seeing the solutions right in front of them. This could serve as a great second text to use for extra practice. The ISBN for the teacher’s edition are below.

ISBN-10: 0078668514

ISBN-13: 978-0078668517

Homework: 2-4 lessons per week with 15-20 homework problems per lesson, 1 short quiz per week, and a chapter test approximately every other week.

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