# Math

Our Math program bolsters 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 teaches the course material on a weekly basis, covering all the important concepts pertaining to the subject material.
- With lectures and class collaboration, the discussions 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 implements Common Core elements in addition to teaching the operational math skills.

## Math Summer Program

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

## Common Core Math Enrichment Grades 3-12

We believe that students of all ages need more precise math enrichment.

- Our Math program bolsters mathematical skills that are now becoming more challenging for students who are adapting to the new Common Core standards.
- The instructor teaches the course material on a weekly basis, covering all the important concepts pertaining to the subject material.
- With lectures and class collaboration, the discussions 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 implements Common Core elements in addition to teaching the operational math skills.

## Pre-Algebra Grades 6-7

- These elementary math courses focus on reinforcing the classroom curricula on the Common Core methods and strategies in solving mathematical problems.
- This class enhances students’ understanding of the Common Core Math concepts through example problems, homework review, question/answer, and deeper explanations of the course material.
- This class boosts the student’s confidence in their Common Core Math skills, especially during a season where the new curriculum poses challenges for students who aren’t familiar with the new style of teaching.
- Practice problems and discussions provide students an opportunity to feel confident in an area where they may be struggling to perfect their math skills.

## Algebra I

- This course assists those students enrolled in Algebra I in their understanding of algebra.
- The course parallels the 8th grade curricula for Algebra I.
- This class assists students through lecture, question/answer, extra review in order to gain better understanding of the course material.
- This class boosts the student’s confidence in Algebra I skills.

## Algebra II Courses

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

## Geometry Courses

- This class discusses the definitions, undefined terms, postulates and theorems of Euclidean Geometry.
- We use the framework of Geometry to reinforce algebra skills using labeled diagrams and word problems.
- Students are 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 emphasizes 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.
- The student polishes their understanding of this material, and also significantly improves 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 allows 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.
- Students are taught to understand derivatives: product rule, quotient rule, chain rule, and implicit differentiation.
- The curriculum includes applications with derivatives: rate of change in natural and social sciences, related rates, and linear approximation.
- 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.

- Students look at sampling methods, displaying data, calculating descriptive statistics, and applying these ideas in real life studies they can then carry out.
- Students learn and understand there is an increasing connection with data driven by evaluating the statistics surrounding our society.
- Tools and techniques are taught so 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.

- Students learn to evaluate data, discuss the distributions of random variables, and inference based on confidence intervals and hypothesis testing.
- Students learn how to use technology to assist in analyzing large amounts of data.
- Students who take this course often take AP Statistics at their school site.
- Having passed Algebra II and developed a basic understand of Pre-Calculus is highly recommended.
- Students are required to provide their own graphing calculator.