**Course Name**: Algebra 1 for Grades 7-10

**Grade Range**: Grades 7-10

**Instructor**: Natasha Frye

**Email**: mrsnatashafrye@gmail.com

**Price**: $270 for 28 weeks

**Course Description**: Using materials from Math-U-See, your student will progress through lessons covering topics such as: commutative, associative, and distributive properties; order of operations; solving for an unknown with one variable; distributive property; cartesian coordinates; graphing a line; slope-intercept formula; graphing parallel and perpendicular lines and inequalities; solving simultaneous equations by graphing, substitution, and elimination; properties of exponents; addition, multiplication, and division of polynomials; factoring polynomials; and more. Each week we will go over the lesson(s) in class before your student returns home to you to practice the rest of the week and take the test. Before returning to class, they will watch a short video and/or read the book for the next lesson. Samples can be found at Mathusee.com.

**Course Prerequisites**: Pre-Algebra

**Curriculum used by Instructor**: Math-U-See Algebra 1: Legacy Edition

**Books & Supplies required for purchase by families**: Math-U-See Algebra 1 Student Workbook, Instruction DVD, Test Booklet, and Instruction Manual Algebra 1: Legacy Edition Level Up Base Set - Demme Learning Store $107

**Homework Requirements**: Most weeks, students will have 5 to 6 worksheets and a test to complete at home during the week. These should take 15 to 30 minutes each. There will be comprehensive unit exams periodically. I will assign an extra review sheet the week before these exams, and the unit exams will be assigned in addition to regularly scheduled work.

**Duration**: 28 weeks

**Grading**: I will collect and grade one homework assignment and one test for each lesson. I will also assign and grade cumulative exams throughout the year. The final grade will be calculated as follows: 10% homework, 70% lesson tests, 20% cumulative exams

**Course Credit**: 1 math credit

**Teacher Bio**: This class is taught by Natasha Frye, a homeschooling mom of four girls. Natasha has a B.S. degree in mathematics and an M.Ed. from UNCG. She obtained her NC teaching license and became a tenured high school math teacher for NC public schools before becoming a stay at home mom. Natasha has taught Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus.

**Min/Max # of Students**: n/a

**Method and Frequency of communication**: I will email parents every two weeks.