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.
Gamification brings Math alive! Middle school is an excellent time to discover, re-discover, or foster a love for the fascinating world of mathematics. This course takes students on Quests that build 6th-grade mathematical skills in Number Systems, Operations, Fractions, Ratios, Rates, Percents, and Integers. Help your student find the joy of learning!
Special Notes: This is Part One of a 2-part course. Students are encouraged to register for Part Two as well. In addition to class instruction, there will be other interactive video lessons.
Total Classes: 13
Recording Duration: 45 minutes
Suggested Grade Level: 6th grade (advanced 5th grade or older student in need of a solid foundation.)
Suggested Credit: One full semester Mathematics
Math CAN be interesting and fun! Through videos, colorful text, class instruction, a workbook, Quizlet, and games/puzzles, your student will advance and solidify knowledge in several areas of mathematics. For Intro to Middle School Mathematics, Part One, we will work on math concepts, problem-solving, and vocabulary related to the Number System, Operations, Multiplying Fractions, Dividing Fractions, Ratios, Rates, Percents, and Integer Concepts. In addition to the daily homework, making use of the tools mentioned above, there will be four Section Tests and a Final Exam. Following this course, your student can continue exploring the exciting world of math with Intro to Middle School Mathematics, Part Two.
Classes 1-4: Understanding the Number System and Operations
Classes 5-6: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
Classes 7-10: Ratios, Rates, and Percents
Classes 11-12: Integer Concepts
Class 13: Course Review and Final Exam
Printed: TWO Books (These are utilized for both Part One and Part Two of this course). Students will need copies of both books that have not been written in yet. (See https://www.bookfinder.com for the best prices): Both this TEXTBOOK and WORKBOOK are NOT used in numerical order, please see the Syllabus and Weekly Quests for which pages to use when.
TEXTBOOK: Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide (2016) ISBN-13: 978-0761160960
WORKBOOK: Spectrum 6th Grade Math Workbook (2014) ISBN-13: 978-1483808741
Online resource: This course utilizes free Quizlet sources and free PDF files. Students in this teacher-created Quizlet class have unlimited, free access to Test and Learn modes for the sets in those classes. A student must “join” this class on Quizlet for this feature to work correctly. This is an additional study resource and not part of Moodle.
Homework: Weekly homework will be detailed on a daily basis and will include instructional videos, reading, class instruction, workbook exercises, Quizlet practice, games/puzzles, and a Moodle Mini-Quiz.
There will also be four Section Tests and a Final Exam on Moodle.
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 student’s use to check themselves as they practice their daily work.