Fundamentals of Mathematics

Full-year course. Fundamentals of Mathematics is a logic stage mathematics course to prepare students for pre-algebra. Because the course focuses on preparation for success in higher-level math and science, some basic skills like measurement, time, and introductory data representation will not be covered. Topics include but are not limited to: a review of basic arithmetic skills, including operations, set and number theory, decimals, percents, integers, variables, the Cartesian plane, functions, and basic geometry. Emphasis is given to expertise with fractions. The course also includes brief introductions to radicals and exponents, statistics, probability, and solving equations and inequalities.

Students’ parents, guardians, or their designees are expected to assist students in completing some assigned tasks, and are required to verify some assignment completion. Students must scan selected work and upload it into Blackboard.

"This is by far the best math class that our son has ever taken & I don’t say that lightly! As a parent, I appreciate that even with a delayed class, it didn’t seem like a lecture. You lent your expertise, but were able to teach in such a way that our student didn’t feel “put-down” when he didn’t know or understand something!! He says that it “felt like you were learning along with them." Our son learned a lot about math & about himself as a learner this year! Thank you for helping him to develop his full potential."
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    Fundamentals of Mathematics Information

    • Example Syllabus
    • Class meets twice per week for 50-55 minutes.
    • Class cap: 15 students.
    • Designed for grades 5-7.

    Course Materials

    • Click here to purchase the course texts.
      • Mathematics Foundations: Well-Trained Mind Academy Edition
      • RightStart™ Fractions Worksheets
      • RightStart™ Multiplication Card Deck
      • RightStart™ Fraction Card Deck
      • MathXL for School; access provided by the instructor. Click here to learn more about MathXL for School.

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