Introduction to Middle School Math for Grades 5-8 (9:00)
Course: Introduction to Middle School Math for Grades 5-8
Instructor: Stephanie Penick
Class Description: Using the Singapore math method that focuses on mastery through the gradual sequencing of concepts, students will learn to think mathematically, not simply memorization and replication. The goal is to instill a curiosity to further explore math, with different levels of problem solving and real world applications of math topics. Using the Dimensions Math Textbooks to introduce concepts, the weekly lessons will encourage discussion and help students understand the strategies for mathematical problem solving. Corresponding exercises in workbooks will be assigned to reinforce and practice new knowledge. Your student will progress through weekly lessons covering topics such as: Order of operations, fractions, decimals, negative numbers, rate/ratio/percents, algebraic expressions,equations & inequalities, coordinates & graphs, area & volume, data & graphing, and more!
Curriculum: Singapore, Dimensions Math 6A and 6B
Homework Requirements: Students will be assigned daily review sheets in the workbook pages to do at home throughout the week to practice/reinforce the topics covered in class, as well as cumulative reviews. Allow 30-40 min daily.
Duration: 28 weeks
Books and Supplies required for purchase by families: Dimensions 6A Textbook & workbook and 6B Textbook & Workbook (sample pages available online)
Grading: Not graded. Assessments are available in the textbook for parents to evaluate progress at home.
Teacher Bio: Stephanie Penick is a homeschooling mom to her two boys. She has a BS in Mathematics and Finance from High Point University, and a Masters degree in Mathematical Finance from UNCC. She loves to make math practical and fun for young minds.