Pre-algebra - Track 1 (One year)
Fall Schedule: Fridays tentatively 9:30 am - 11:20 am. Wait listed.
Classes are held in the Allied Gardens/Grantville area of San Diego.
Track 1: Mature students ready for structure and motivated to take high school Algebra with a solid foundation next year. If you have a younger student who is not in a hurry, see Track 2.
This class teaches what I wish all my Algebra I students and beyond had learned before beginning the high school course sequence. While AoPS is often thought of as a gifted student resource, with adequate scaffolding, selective use of problems without having to do everything and mentoring in problem solving techniques, more typical students have had success using this over a more traditional, repetitive and predictable skills-based Prealgebra text.
Track 1 Pre-requisite: Proficiency with basic arithmetic concepts. Students who are close to this level may be able to fill gaps as they go, if they are willing to work hard to so. Ask the instructor if in doubt.
The emphasis of this class will not only be on typical Pre-Algebra concepts, but on developing a problem-solving approach to math in general.
Math history and recreational math (yes, there is such a thing) puzzles and activities will be a weekly feature of the class. Three to four independent study day assignments will need to be completed weekly for students to be prepared for class activities.
Minimum of 6 students, maximum 12
Tuition: $325 per semester.
Curriculum / text: AoPS PreAlgebra, with supplemental resources / activities
Please see Class Overview for more information on class structure, instructor, etc.
Confirmed / Reserved spots (Kim S. and Joci M. Parent Assistants):
- Megan B.
- Zane R.
- Bethany T.
- Abi G.
- Amy G.
- Benjamin W.
- Aleah S.
- Alexis S.
- Michael W.
- Isabella M.
- Sophia M.
- Rebecca H.
Contact Julie Brennan for additional information.