**MS Math**

**T****eacher: ** Stephanie York

**Description:** Don't let math intimidate you! It really is as easy as Pi! On a more serious note, it has been said that the only way to learn math is to do math which is what students will do through this spiral approach to math. Students will practice concepts learned and build on that to learn new math skills. We will learn about the order of operations, number line, decimal place value, percents, fractions, and even pre-algebra concepts like functions, coordinate planes, integers and exponential expressions. Mastering these skills can be fun and attainable. Concepts presented will be reinforced through classwork, practice, games, and even some hands-on activities.

**Textbooks required:** Saxon Math 7/6 Student Text (4th Edition) AND Tests/Worksheets Book

**Copy Fee:** $10

**Tuition**: $370 per year/$37 per month

**Pre-Algebra**

**Teacher:** Denise Barisano

**Description**: This is a full pre-algebra course, meeting twice a week, preparing students for Algebra I. Students will constantly review old and new concepts, guaranteeing mastery of the concepts. Homework will be graded for effort and upon checking homework problems during class, all missed problems will be worked on the board. Math games and projects will be incorporated into class when appropriate.

**Text:** Saxon Algebra ½, 3rd Edition can be leased from CCA for $10/year

**Copy Fee**: $5 per student per year

**Tuition:** $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month

**Algebra I**

**Teacher:** Tracy Francis

Description: This twice a week class covers basic Algebra I including integers, real numbers, the language of algebra, solving linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, graphing, solving systems of equations, operations with polynomials and radicals, factoring polynomials, and solving rational equations. Students will develop thinking processes and problem-solving abilities that are essential to success in future math courses and in everyday life. Students will be given a time to present questions from the homework which they have completed and corrected at home. They will also receive the teacher's cell number to text questions throughout the week to help save time in class. The class will include presentation of the material including step-by-step notes to help the students remember the process at home. The goal of the teacher is for students to truly understand the concepts and see that math can be fun! **Please note that this class will be using the 2nd Edition of the BJU Algebra 1 book. After using the 3rd edition for two years, the teacher has found that the students are more successful when using the 2nd edition.

**Text:** BJU Algebra I, 2nd edition textbook can be leased for $10 per year. The teacher book is highly recommended for parents to check homework to ensure student success. These can be found on ebay or other used book websites.

Supplies: Scientific calculator (if purchasing a calculator for use during all high school courses, a TI-83plus or TI-84 or above is recommended)

**Copy Fee**: $5 per student per year

**Tuition:** $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month

**Geometry**

`*`O King, for traveling over the country there are royal roads and roads for common citizens; but in geometry there is one road for all." –quotation attributed to Menaechmus, tutor of Alexander the Great*

* ***Teacher: **Katie Learned

**Description: ** The ancient classic, founded upon the works of Euclid of Alexandria. We address the wiles of geometric shapes, the importance of classification for ease of discussion, and the necessity of logical thought. Through practice and the judicial application of lateral thinking exercises, your student will join the ranks of scholars throughout the ages who have grappled with the beautiful truths explored in this branch of mathematics.

**Text**: We have a class set of Prentice Hall’s Informal Geometry text.

**Copy Fee: **$10 per student per year

**Tuition: **$495.00 per year/$49.50 per month

**Algebra II**

**Teacher:** Tracy Francis

Description: Algebra II meets twice a week. We will review basic algebraic functions and extend your student's skills in graphing and in solving equations. Exponential functions, logarithms, and trigonometry will also be introduced. More advanced topics such as complex numbers, rational expressions and equations, conic sections, and probability and statistics will also be presented. Students will be given a time to present questions from the homework which they have completed and corrected at home. They will also receive the teacher's cell number to text questions throughout the week to help save time in class. The class will include presentation of the material including step-by-step notes to help the students remember the process at home. The goal of the teacher is for students to truly understand the concepts and see that math can be fun!

**Prerequisite:** Successful completion of Algebra 1

**Supplies: **Graphing calculator (TI-83plus or TI-84 or above)-generally not used till 2nd semester

Text: BJU Algebra 2, Second Edition textbook is required. The teacher books are highly recommended for parents to check homework to ensure student success.

**Copy Fee:** $5 per student per year

**Tuition:** $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month

**Pre-Calculus**

**Teacher**: Tracy Francis

**Description:** This great textbook will cover function basics, polynomial functions, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, radical/power functions, triangle trigonometry, trigonometric functions and identities, series and sequences, probability and statistics, matrices, and determinants. Students will be given a time to present questions from the homework which they have completed and corrected at home. They will also receive the teacher's cell number to text questions throughout the week to help save time in class. The class will include presentation of the material including step-by-step notes to help the students remember the process at home. The goal of the teacher is for students to truly understand the concepts and see that math can be fun!

**Supplies Required**: TI-83plus or TI-84 or above (The book also teaches HOW to use these specific calculators.)

**Prerequisite**: Successful completion of Algebra 2

**Text**: Teaching Textbooks: Pre-Calculus - student and answer key. Many students find the CD-Roms to be helpful to hear the lessons twice

**Copy Fee**: $3 per student per year

**Tuition**: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month