**Contact | **[email protected]**About Me | Susan Winn**

**Course Time:**

- Tuesdays & Thursdays

Please note, this class meets**twice**per week.

**Prerequisites:**

- Students should have mastered their addition and multiplication facts and have a solid foundation in the

four basic operations, not just with large-digit numbers, but also with fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers. - This course will build on an
in these areas.**existing foundation** - If you have a question about your child's readiness, please contact the tutor.

**Course Considerations:**

- This course is typically recommended for our
**7th grade**students. **6th grade**students that are strong in math and on an accelerated math track are also welcome in this course.- TN schools (umbrella schools/homeschoolers included) require math
__all four years of high school__.

Please carefully consider your student's God-given bent and personality as you plan his/her math track.**Possible Math Tracks****Standard****Accelerated****6th**MS Math **7th**MS Math Prealgebra **8th**Prealgebra Algebra I **9th**Algebra I Geometry **10th**Geometry Algebra II **11th**Algebra II Precalculus / Dual Enrollment / other **12th**Consumer Math/ Precalculus / Dual Enrollment / other Calculus / Dual Enrollment / other

**Text:**

*Mathematics Applications and Concepts*, Course 2, Student Edition

ISBN- 0078652634

**Course Description**:

Middle School Math introduces the algebraic concepts of variables, integers, expressions,

solving simple and two-step equations, and the geometric concepts of

similar figures, proportions, graphing, area, volume, and the Pythagorean Theorem.

The course also expands on the studentâ€™s knowledge of statistics, fractions, decimals, and percents.

Students will be prepared to enter a Prealgebra course the following year.

solving simple and two-step equations, and the geometric concepts of

similar figures, proportions, graphing, area, volume, and the Pythagorean Theorem.

The course also expands on the studentâ€™s knowledge of statistics, fractions, decimals, and percents.

Students will be prepared to enter a Prealgebra course the following year.

**Class Time:**

- Class time begins with a review worksheet or drill.
- Students then turn in their homework and ask a few questions if needed.
- The bulk of the class is spent learning new concepts, first with a brief teaching time

and then with students working problems in their skills workbook.

**Homework Requirements:**

- Reading the lesson, completing problems from the book, and working problems online.
- There is a chapter test once every 3-4 weeks.
- Students can expect 4-5 hours of work per week - an average of 30 problems per day for 3 days.

** Homework Sample:**

- Review the Chapter 2 flash cards on Schoology.
- Chapter 2 Study Guide and Review, page 96-97:

Complete problems 1-8 , 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 (21 problems) - Take Chapter 2 test according to the guidelines.
- Lesson 3-1, page 108: problems 11-33 odd, 35-38, 41-45 (21 problems)
- Lesson 3-2, page111: problems 11-17 odd, 23-31 odd, 33-42 all (19 problems)
- Lesson 3-3, page 114-115: problems 9-29 odd, 33-39 odd (15 problems)

**Testing:**

- Tests will be taken at home under a parent's supervision and returned in a signed, sealed envelope.
- A midterm exam will be given in class on the last two days of the first quarter.

A final exam will be given on the final exam day at the end of the second quarter.

Both exams are cumulative exams.

**Grading:**

- 50% tests
- 40% homework
- 10% mid-term and final exam
- Tutor grades all work, but students and parents check homework answers in the back of the book.

**Specific Requirements:**

- Problems need to be solved on notebook paper in a specific two-column format, all work shown,

answers circled, answers checked in the back of book, and correct answers highlighted to facilitate easier grading. - Homework must be stapled together in the order assigned.
- The textbook and workbook are required during class time.
- A summer prerequisite skills assignment will need to be completed. (See below.)

**Supplies**:

- textbook
- workbook (provided by West Harpeth via lab fee)
- binder w. dividers -labeled Notes, Vocabulary, Homework, Tests, Drills
- ruler
- protractor
- loose-leaf lined paper
- loose-leaf graph paper
- calculator such as TI- 30X IIS ($15 or less) (only used in a few specific instances in the second half of the course)

****Summer Assignment:**

- Prior to the first day of class, students will be asked to review the ten prerequisite skill exercises on pages 554-563 in the textbook.

I will ask the parents to let me know which skill is the weakest for their child. - There will be a written assignment due the first day of class that consists of approximately 20 problems of a pre-chapter assessment,

along with some notes and vocabulary work.

This will be approximately 2 hours of work.