## Math Classes

Recommended Sequence: Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus

BUAC math courses cover a wide range of material. While they differ greatly in content and level of difficulty, they are similar in structure and in the following components:

· development and mastery of specific skills

· integration of new skills with old

· focus on understanding of mathematical concepts

· application of skills in the “real world”

· critical thinking and problem-solving

Students in all math classes will be required to complete daily assignments designed to provide sufficient practice of new skills. In addition, they must check and correct completed assignments in order to identify and learn from mistakes. Quizzes and tests will be given periodically to assess mastery.

Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 should be taken in sequence as each builds on the concepts learned and skills mastered in the previous course. While Geometry may seem like a detour between Algebra 1 and 2, it requires mastery of Algebra 1 and enhances the students’ understanding of Algebra 2. It is also strategically placed to help the student progress from concrete to more abstract relationships and principles.

Students should only progress from one class to the next upon confident completion of the previous course. Students who have not completed a BUAC math course will be required to take a math placement test

· development and mastery of specific skills

· integration of new skills with old

· focus on understanding of mathematical concepts

· application of skills in the “real world”

· critical thinking and problem-solving

Students in all math classes will be required to complete daily assignments designed to provide sufficient practice of new skills. In addition, they must check and correct completed assignments in order to identify and learn from mistakes. Quizzes and tests will be given periodically to assess mastery.

Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 should be taken in sequence as each builds on the concepts learned and skills mastered in the previous course. While Geometry may seem like a detour between Algebra 1 and 2, it requires mastery of Algebra 1 and enhances the students’ understanding of Algebra 2. It is also strategically placed to help the student progress from concrete to more abstract relationships and principles.

Students should only progress from one class to the next upon confident completion of the previous course. Students who have not completed a BUAC math course will be required to take a math placement test

*. This will be done prior to registration.*Pre-Algebra – Michelle Cochran, Instructor

educochran@gmail.com

This course functions as a bridge between basic math and algebra, reviewing operations with decimals, fractions, percents, and integers and covering topics in geometry, algebra and statistics. Students in the class will learn how to use algebraic concepts and strategies in conjunction with their fine-tuned skills to solve many different types of problems. The course is open to 7th-12th grade students. Pre-Algebra meets twice a week, on Tuesdays for 1 hour and on Thursdays for 1 hour. Expect to spend 4 - 6 hours per week on assignments outside of class. Time will vary depending on the student’s confidence, ability, and previous experiences in math. Tuition each semester is $220, which translates to $440 for the entire year of Pre-Algebra. There will also be a $30 copy fee for the year.

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Calculator: TI-30XIIS

educochran@gmail.com

This course functions as a bridge between basic math and algebra, reviewing operations with decimals, fractions, percents, and integers and covering topics in geometry, algebra and statistics. Students in the class will learn how to use algebraic concepts and strategies in conjunction with their fine-tuned skills to solve many different types of problems. The course is open to 7th-12th grade students. Pre-Algebra meets twice a week, on Tuesdays for 1 hour and on Thursdays for 1 hour. Expect to spend 4 - 6 hours per week on assignments outside of class. Time will vary depending on the student’s confidence, ability, and previous experiences in math. Tuition each semester is $220, which translates to $440 for the entire year of Pre-Algebra. There will also be a $30 copy fee for the year.

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*McDougal Littell Middle School Math*, Course 2, Larson, Boswell, Kanold, and Stiff. C.2005. ISBN #0-618-50815-5Calculator: TI-30XIIS

Algebra 1 – Beth Augsburger, Instructor

bethaugsburger@gmail.com

This course focuses on the principles of algebra, covering the following topics: the rules of algebra, linear equations, inequalities, systems and constraints, powers and roots and radicals, exponential growth and decay, quadratic equations, polynomials and factoring, proportions and rational equations, and functions. The course is open to 8th-12th grade students who demonstrate mastery of basic math and pre-algebra skills. Algebra 1 meets twice a week, on Tuesdays for 1.5 hours and on Thursdays for 1 hour. Expect to spend between 5-7 hours per week on assignments outside of class. Time will vary depending on the student’s confidence, ability, and previous experiences in math. Tuition each semester is $250, which translates to $500 for the entire year of Algebra 1. There will also be a copy fee of $30 for the year.

Additional help from the instructor is available on Tuesdays as indicated on the schedule as well as through email during the week. While there is no additional charge for extra help, students must be registered in study hall to attend the Tuesday help session and there is a fee for study hall ($55 per semester).

Text: McDougal Littell’s

Calculator: TI-30XIIS (or TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator which will be needed in Algebra 2 and Pre-Cal.)

bethaugsburger@gmail.com

This course focuses on the principles of algebra, covering the following topics: the rules of algebra, linear equations, inequalities, systems and constraints, powers and roots and radicals, exponential growth and decay, quadratic equations, polynomials and factoring, proportions and rational equations, and functions. The course is open to 8th-12th grade students who demonstrate mastery of basic math and pre-algebra skills. Algebra 1 meets twice a week, on Tuesdays for 1.5 hours and on Thursdays for 1 hour. Expect to spend between 5-7 hours per week on assignments outside of class. Time will vary depending on the student’s confidence, ability, and previous experiences in math. Tuition each semester is $250, which translates to $500 for the entire year of Algebra 1. There will also be a copy fee of $30 for the year.

Additional help from the instructor is available on Tuesdays as indicated on the schedule as well as through email during the week. While there is no additional charge for extra help, students must be registered in study hall to attend the Tuesday help session and there is a fee for study hall ($55 per semester).

Text: McDougal Littell’s

*Algebra 1*, Larson, Boswell, Kanold, & Stiff. c. 2001. ISBN 0-395-93776-0Calculator: TI-30XIIS (or TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator which will be needed in Algebra 2 and Pre-Cal.)

Geometry – Beth Augsburger, Instructor

bethaugsburger@gmail.com

This course focuses on the principles of geometry, covering the following topics: deductive reasoning, proofs, triangles (trigonometry and Pythagorean Theorem), quadrilaterals, other polygons, congruence and similarity, circles, area and perimeter of a plane figure, surface area and volume of a solid, coordinate geometry, locus and constructions, transformations and inequalities. This course is open to 9th – 12th grade students who have successfully completed Algebra 1. Geometry meets twice a week on Tuesdays for 1.5 hours and on Thursdays for 1 hour. Expect to spend between 5 - 7 hours per week on assignments outside of class. Time will vary depending on the student's confidence, ability, and previous experiences in math. Tuition each semester is $250, which translates to $500 for the entire year of Geometry. There will also be a $30 copy fee for the year.

Additional help is available from the instructor on Tuesdays as indicated on the schedule as well as through email during the week. While there is no additional charge for extra help, students must be registered for study hall in order to attend the Tuesday help session, and there is a fee for study hall ($55 per semester).

Text: McDougal Littell's

Calculator: TI-30XIIS (or TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator which will be needed in Algebra 2 and Pre-Cal.)

bethaugsburger@gmail.com

This course focuses on the principles of geometry, covering the following topics: deductive reasoning, proofs, triangles (trigonometry and Pythagorean Theorem), quadrilaterals, other polygons, congruence and similarity, circles, area and perimeter of a plane figure, surface area and volume of a solid, coordinate geometry, locus and constructions, transformations and inequalities. This course is open to 9th – 12th grade students who have successfully completed Algebra 1. Geometry meets twice a week on Tuesdays for 1.5 hours and on Thursdays for 1 hour. Expect to spend between 5 - 7 hours per week on assignments outside of class. Time will vary depending on the student's confidence, ability, and previous experiences in math. Tuition each semester is $250, which translates to $500 for the entire year of Geometry. There will also be a $30 copy fee for the year.

Additional help is available from the instructor on Tuesdays as indicated on the schedule as well as through email during the week. While there is no additional charge for extra help, students must be registered for study hall in order to attend the Tuesday help session, and there is a fee for study hall ($55 per semester).

Text: McDougal Littell's

*Geometry*, Larson, Boswell, Kanold, & Stiff. c.2001. ISBN # 0-395-93777-9Calculator: TI-30XIIS (or TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator which will be needed in Algebra 2 and Pre-Cal.)

Algebra 2 – Beth Augsburger, Instructor

bethaugsburger@gmail.com

This course uses Algebra 1 as a springboard for more advanced studies in Algebra. Topics include: linear equations and inequalities, graphs and functions, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and equations, radicals and complex numbers, quadratic equations and inequalities, systems of equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences, series and probability. This course is open to 10th – 12th grade students who have successfully completed Algebra 1 and Geometry. Algebra 2 meets twice a week, on Tuesdays for 1.5 hours and on Thursdays for 1 hour. Expect to spend between 6 to 8 hours per week on assignments outside of class. Time will vary depending on the student's confidence, ability, and previous experiences in math. Tuition for each semester is $250, which translates to $500 for the entire year of Algebra 2. There will also be a $30 copy fee for the year.

Additional help is available from the instructor on Tuesdays as indicated on the schedule as well as through email during the week. While there is no additional charge for extra help, students must be registered for study hall in order to attend the Tuesday help session, and there is a fee for study hall ($55 per semester).

Text: McDougal Littell's

Calculator: TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator

bethaugsburger@gmail.com

This course uses Algebra 1 as a springboard for more advanced studies in Algebra. Topics include: linear equations and inequalities, graphs and functions, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and equations, radicals and complex numbers, quadratic equations and inequalities, systems of equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences, series and probability. This course is open to 10th – 12th grade students who have successfully completed Algebra 1 and Geometry. Algebra 2 meets twice a week, on Tuesdays for 1.5 hours and on Thursdays for 1 hour. Expect to spend between 6 to 8 hours per week on assignments outside of class. Time will vary depending on the student's confidence, ability, and previous experiences in math. Tuition for each semester is $250, which translates to $500 for the entire year of Algebra 2. There will also be a $30 copy fee for the year.

Additional help is available from the instructor on Tuesdays as indicated on the schedule as well as through email during the week. While there is no additional charge for extra help, students must be registered for study hall in order to attend the Tuesday help session, and there is a fee for study hall ($55 per semester).

Text: McDougal Littell's

*Algebra 2*. Larson, Boswell, Kanold & Stiff. ISBN # 0-618-25020-4Calculator: TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator

Pre-Calculus - Michelle Cochran, Instructor

educochran@gmail.com

This course builds on the skills learned in Algebra II as well as introducing new studies in Math. Topics include: graphs and functions, polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, and analytic geometry. This course is open to 11th -12th grade students who have successfully completed Algebra II. Pre-Calculus meets twice a week, on Tuesdays for 1.5 hours and on Thursdays for 1 hour. Expect to spend between 6 to 8 hours per week on assignments outside of class. Time will vary depending on the student's ability, confidence, and previous math experience. Tuition for each semester is $250, which translates to $500 for the entire year of Pre-Calculus. There will also be a $30 copy fee for the year.

Text: McDougal Littell's

Calculator: TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator

educochran@gmail.com

This course builds on the skills learned in Algebra II as well as introducing new studies in Math. Topics include: graphs and functions, polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, and analytic geometry. This course is open to 11th -12th grade students who have successfully completed Algebra II. Pre-Calculus meets twice a week, on Tuesdays for 1.5 hours and on Thursdays for 1 hour. Expect to spend between 6 to 8 hours per week on assignments outside of class. Time will vary depending on the student's ability, confidence, and previous math experience. Tuition for each semester is $250, which translates to $500 for the entire year of Pre-Calculus. There will also be a $30 copy fee for the year.

Text: McDougal Littell's

*Pre-calculus with Limits*, Larson. ISBN # 0-618-66089-5Calculator: TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator