Pre-Algebra for Grades 7-8 (1:00)
Course: Pre-Algebra for Grades 7-8
Instructor: Natasha Frye
Email: : email@example.com
Class Description: Using materials from Math-U-See, your student will progress through 30 lessons covering topics such as understanding and simplifying exponents, using order of operations and absolute value, understanding of place value, evaluating radicals, identifying the least common multiple and greatest common factor, and more. Each week we will go over the lesson 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.
Curriculum: Math-U-See Pre-Algebra
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. I will use a mixture of the tests provided in the test book and my own assessments. There will be comprehensive unit exam speriodically. 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
Books and Supplies required for purchase by families: Math-U-See Pre-Algebra Student Workbook,Instruction DVD, Test Booklet, and Instruction Manual
Grading: I will collect one worksheet per lesson (chosen at random) and check for effort/completion, and one test per lesson will be graded for accuracy. Cumulative unit tests will also be assigned as well as a final exam. Throughout the year, homework accounts for 10% of the student’s grade, lesson tests are 70% of the grade, and unit tests along with the final exam are 20% of the grade.
Teacher Bio: Natasha Frye is a homeschooling mom of four girls. Natasha has a B.S. degree in mathematics and a 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. Throughout her time as a public school teacher, Natasha taught Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus. She has tutored Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 for Friendly Educators for the last 2 school years.