This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
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.
Week One: 6.1 – 6.2: Line and Angle Relationships, Triangles and Angles
Week Two: 6.3 – 6.4: Special Right Triangles, Classifying Quadrilaterals
Week Three: 6.5 – 6.6: Congruent Polygons, Symmetry
Week Four: 6.7 – 6.8: Reflections, Translations
Week Five: 7.1 – 7.3: Area of Parallelograms, Triangles, Trapezoids and Complex Figures, Circumference and Area of Circles
Week Six: 7.5 – 7.6: Volume of Prisms, Cylinders, Pyramids, and Cones
Week Seven: 7.7 – 7.8: Surface Area of Prisms, Cylinders, Pyramids, and Cones
Week Eight: 10.1 – 10.3: Simplifying Algebraic Expressions, Solving and Write Two-Step Equations
Week Nine: 10.4 – 10.5: Solving Equations with Variables on Each Side, Inequalities
Week Ten: 10.6 – 10.7: Solving Inequalities by Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, or Dividing
Week Eleven: 11.1 – 11.2: Sequences, Functions
Week Twelve: 11.3 – 11.4: Graphing Linear Functions, The Slope Formula
Week Thirteen: 11.6 – 11.8: Scatter Plots, Graphing Systems of Equations and Linear Inequalities
Week Fourteen: Review
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.
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.
Homework: 2-4 lessons per week with 15-20 homework problems per lesson, 1-2 short quizzes per week, and a chapter test approximately every other week.