# Math

Our Math program is designed to help bolster mathematical skills that are now becoming more challenging for students who are adapting to the new Common Core standards. We believe that students of all ages need more precise math enrichment.

## Math School Year Program

During the school year program, our math program will teach the course material on a weekly basis, covering all the important concepts pertaining to the subject material. With lectures and class collaboration, the discussions will help strengthen the math skill set for students who want to get ahead in their math class. Our school year program is a 14-week program per session designed to enhance your child’s math skills. The course will implement Common Core elements in addition to teaching the operational math skills.

## Math Summer Program

During the summer session, the math courses will preview what the students will be learning that following school year. Providing students a preview into what they will be learning will give them the confidence to tackle a new school year with a level of comfort in the course content. Instructors will strive to teach students material that they will encounter during the 1st semester curriculum in hopes to set a strong foundation for their math concepts.

## Common Core Math Enrichment Grades 3-12

Our Math program is designed to help bolster mathematical skills that are now becoming more challenging for students who are adapting to the new Common Core standards. We believe that students of all ages need more precise math enrichment.

With our math program, the instructor will teach the course material on a weekly basis, covering all the important concepts pertaining to the subject material. With lectures and class collaboration, the discussions will help strengthen the math skill set for students who want to get ahead in their math class. Our program is a 14 week program designed to enhance your child’s math skills. The course will implement Common Core elements in addition to teaching the operational math skills.

## Pre-Algebra Grades 6-7

The purpose of these elementary math courses is focused to reinforce the classroom curricula on the Common Core methods and strategies in solving mathematical problems. This class will enhance students’ understanding of the Common Core Math concepts through example problems, homework review, question/answer, and deeper explanations of the course material. This class is designed to help boost the student’s confidence in their Common Core Math skills, especially during a season where the new curriculum will pose challenges for students who aren’t familiar with the new style of teaching. Practice problems and discussions will help provide students an opportunity to feel confident in an area where they may be struggling to perfect their math skills.

## Algebra I

This course will assist those students enrolled in Algebra I in their understanding of algebra. The course will parallel the 8th grade curricula for Algebra I. This class will assist students through lecture, question/answer, extra review in order to gain better understanding of the course material. This class is designed to help boost the student’s confidence in Algebra I skills.

## Algebra II Courses

The instructor will teach seminar style, teaching the Algebra II curriculum on a weekly basis covering all the important concepts of the textbook. During the session, the instructor will cover the following topics: solving equations, functions, polynomials, rational expressions, quadratic functions and complex numbers.

## Geometry Courses

This class will discuss the definitions, undefined terms, postulates and theorems of Euclidean Geometry. We will use the framework of Geometry to reinforce algebra skills using labeled diagrams and word problems. Students will be introduced to proofs by studying formal logic and proving the properties of Algebra.

## Pre-Calculus Courses

Pre-Calculus is arguably the most difficult course in mathematics that a high school student endures because it is a transition from simple problem solving (algebra) to more abstract, theoretical mathematics (calculus). The key to easing this transition is knowledge of shortcuts, good form in working out problems, and attention to the right details. This course is designed to emphasize these fundamental parts of the Pre-Calculus curriculum. The main topics in the course include complex numbers, rational functions, trigonometric functions, inverse functions, vectors, matrices, and parametric and polar curves. In effect, the student will not only be able to polish his or her understanding of this material, but will also significantly improve confidence in the content matter.

## AP Calculus A/B + B/C Courses

AP Calculus is a course that students should be commended for taking as it is one of the hardest courses, even at the college level. Calculus combines all the concepts from algebra, geometry, and trigonometry to create a whole new language for understanding abstract problems in engineering and physical science. One reason why AP Calculus is so difficult is because there is so much material to cover, and students are expected to learn brand new complex problem solving techniques each day. This course will allow students to focus on breaking down the difficult techniques to fully understand them, synthesizing the concepts into proper tools, and getting students to practice until they are comfortable solving the problems. The course covers all the concepts that are necessary to learn in the Calculus course such as: graphically, numerically, and algebraically applications. In addition, students will be taught to understand derivatives: product rule, quotient rule, chain rule, and implicit differentiation. Applications with derivatives: rate of change in natural and social sciences, related rates, and linear approximation will also be part of the intended curriculum. The course is designed to provide supplemental enrichment for material that is often overly challenging for students.

## Statistics Exploration Grades 7-8

Statistics is known as the process in which students begin to identify a question or problem, collecting relevant data, analyzing the data, and forming a conclusion. In this course, the students will look at sampling methods, displaying data, calculating descriptive statistics, and applying these ideas in real life studies that they can then carry out. The primary goal of the course is to allow students to understand that there is an increasing connection with data driven by evaluating the statistics surrounding our society. Tools and techniques will be taught in class so that students can then work on a project to better understand the process of studying statistics.

## AP Statistics

Depending on who you ask, the difficulty of an AP Statistics class ranges from “easy” to “really hard”. While problems in a traditional math class typically involve numbers and variables, AP Statistics problems often involve discussing key ideas and concepts that utilize critical and analytical skills. Statistics is known as the process in which students begin to identify a question or problem, collecting relevant data, analyzing the data, and forming a conclusion. In this course, students will learn to evaluate data, discuss the distributions of random variables, and inference based on confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Learning how to use technology to assist in analyzing large amounts of data will also be implemented in the course. Students who take this course will often take AP Statistics at their school site. Having passed Algebra II and developed a basic understand of Pre-Calculus is highly recommended. Students will be required to provide their own graphing calculator.