Instructor: Christina Alexander
Tuition: $25 per month ($125 per semester)
Material Fee: $10 per semester ($20/year)
Required Text: SAXON Math 8/7, 3rd Edition, paperback; Copyright 2005; ISBN-13:978-1591413202; ISBN-10:1591413206
Supplies: Lined notebook, pencils, eraser, 12” ruler.
Pre-Requisites: Understanding of math concepts to 6th grade level.
Description: Saxon Math 8/7 is designed for students in grade 7, or for 8th grade students who are struggling with math. This class builds upon the principles taught in Saxon Math 7/6, reviews arithmetic calculation, measurements, geometry, and other skills, and introduces pre-algebra, ratios, probability, and statistics. Students will specifically learn about adding/subtracting/multiplying fractions, equivalent fractions, the metric system, repeating decimals, scientific notation, Pi, graphing inequalities, multiplying algebraic terms, the Pythagorean Theorem, the slope-intercept form of linear equations, and more. Lessons contain a warm-up, introduction to the new concept, and exercises where the new skill is practiced (all of which will be done in class), plus mixed practice exercises, which include 25-30 old and new problems (to be done at home). Students will be required to complete at least four sets of problems for homework each week and will be tested regularly to check their progress.