# Fundamentals of Mathematics (Traditional Approach)

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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### Study Skills for the Logic Stage

One-semester elective for middle school students.

### Math Club

Club for students who are interested in math games and friendly competition.

### Fundamentals of Mathematics (Traditional Approach) Information

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

### Course Materials

• Mathematics Foundations: Well-Trained Mind Academy Edition
• RightStart™ Fractions Worksheets
• RightStart™ Multiplication Card Deck
• RightStart™ Fraction Card Deck

### Study Skills for the Logic Stage

One-semester elective for middle school students.

### Math Club

Club for students who are interested in math games and friendly competition.