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Pre-Algebra (Glencoe), 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.

**Total classes: **14 live classes

**Prerequisite: **Glencoe Middle School Math Course 2, Saxon 7/6, or equivalent (a 7th-grade math course). A placement test is available by emailing [email protected]

**Suggested grade level: **8th

**Suggested credit: **One full semester Math or Pre-Algebra

**Special Notes:** This is Part One of a two-part course. Students are expected to register for Part Two in the spring. Mrs. Nardozzi provides recorded 20- to 30-minute lectures in addition to the 14 live classes.

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

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

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

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

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

Week 6: 2.8 Powers and Exponents, 2.9 Scientific Notation

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

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

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

Week 10: 4.4 Solving Proportions, 4.5 Similar Polygons

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

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

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

Week 14: 5.7 Percent of Change, 5.8 Simple Interest

**Course Materials:** Mathematics: Applications and Concepts, Course 3, Student Edition (Glencoe Mathematics), 2005 Edition, ISBN-10: 0078668484, ISBN-13: 978-0078668487 (https://amzn.to/3spESaO)

**Homework:** There will be two to four lessons per week with 15-20 homework problems per lesson, one short quiz per week, and a chapter test approximately every other week. Each lesson’s homework assignment will take around 30 minutes. Daily homework is self-graded using the back of the textbook and weekly quizzes and chapter tests are graded by Mrs. Nardozzi.

**Class Dates:** Mondays, September 9 to December 16, 2024 (No class Oct. 28)

**Starting Time:** 4:00 PM Eastern (3:00 Central; 2:00 Mountain; 1:00 Pacific)

**Duration:** 55 minutes

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