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1-2 11:00 am 11:59 pm W, F
Algebra I, Part 1 (semester long, Wed/Fri)
This is a full course in high school algebra which covers the fundamental concepts including linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, factoring quadratics, complex numbers, graphing functions, variables and proportional relationships. This course is based on the "Art of Problem Solving" text. Semester 1 will cover chapters 1-9. This class meets for one hour on Wednesday and one hour on Friday for fourteen weeks. Students enrolled in this class will automatically be enrolled in an additional one-hour Algebra Math Lab on Fridays immediately after their class. This additional session serves as the instructor's office hours and will allow students to seek individual support on class concepts or homework. PREREQUISITES:¬†Students must have mastered pre algebra before beginning this class. Students should expect to do a substantial number of exercises outside of class. Priority registration for the second semester will be offered to high school students enrolled in this class.   SUPPLIES: Students will need to purchase the textbook "Introduction to Algebra" from the Art of Problem Solving, and "Introduction to Algebra Solutions Manual", available from www.artofproblemsolving.com/store. ¬†A calculator is not needed for this course.
7th-9th 9

$745.00

$670.50 before Jul 1

1-2 1:00 pm 11:59 pm W, F
Algebra II, Part 1 (semester long, Wed/Fri)
This is a full course in high school algebra II which covers advanced concepts related to polynomials, conic sections, rational functions, piecewise functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and radicals. This course establishes the mathematical foundation for pre calculus, including sequences and series, working with identities, and inverse functions. This course is based on the "Art of Problem Solving" text. Semester 1 will cover chapters 1-9. The text includes several very advanced mathematical topics that will not be fully explored in this class. Interested students will be well prepared to pursue these topics independently. Trigonometry is not covered by the text, nor will any trigonometry be taught in this class. This class meets for one hour on Wednesday and one hour on Friday for fourteen weeks. Students enrolled in this class will automatically be enrolled in an additional one-hour Algebra Math Lab on Fridays immediately after their class. This additional session serves as the instructor's office hours and will allow students to seek individual support on class concepts or homework. Priority registration for the second semester will be offered to high school students enrolled in this class. PREREQUISITES: Students must have mastered Algebra I before beginning this class. Students should expect to do a substantial number of exercises outside of class. SUPPLIES: Students will need to purchase the textbook- Intermediate Algebra from the Art of Problem Solving, and Intermediate Algebra Solutions Manual, available from www.artofproblemsolving.com/store. An advanced graphing, scientific calculator, such as the TI-84, is suggested but not required for this class so student can explore the functionality before taking the SAT.
9th-12th 4

$745.00

$670.50 before Jul 1

1 10:00 am 11:59 pm W
Math Masterminds: The Geometers
Each week, students will tackle math puzzles, challenges, and learn new "tricks" and techniques to solve a variety of math problems, all while learning about the masterminds behind founding principles of modern mathematics. Students will learn about the life and times of a great mathematician and then explore key concepts, principles, and formulas introduced by the featured master. Students' problem solving skills will be honed as they examine the historical, cultural, and personal context for discoveries in mathematics. The class will work sample problems and use experiments and manipulatives to demonstrate the formulas, theories, short-cuts, or alternate approaches suggested by famous mathematicians. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of math terms and concepts. First quarter will examine the "Geometers" including Euclid, Pythagoras, Heron, and Descartes. Future quarters will explore: (2nd quarter 2015) Patterns and Problem Solvers including Eratosthenes, Napier, Polya, and Babbage (2nd quarter 2015); the Scientists Archimedes, Newton, Keplar, and Galileo (3rd quarter, 2016); and the Modern Thinkers including Fermat, Euler, Galois, and Noether (4th quarter, 2016)
5th-6th 7

$149.00

$134.10 before Jul 1

1 12:00 pm 11:59 pm W
Real Life Math: Fractions, Rates & Ratios
Interested in cooking? Carpentry? Astronomy? How about baseball? Race cars? Quilting? Mountain biking? Whatever the pursuit, there is math involved! Like to eat? Which pizza has the highest crust to cheese ratio? Interested in space travel? How long would it take to travel to Mars using electromagnetic propulsion? Like shopping? How much do you really save if you get an extra 15% off the already discounted 30% sale price? This class will use common scenarios to explore fractions, rates, and ratios in "real life" and answer the question of "why do I have to learn this?" At the beginning of each quarter, the instructor will poll students to determine which ideas and activities most effectively engage thegroup and will then tailor the problems and exercises to the interests of the class. In addition to improving specific math skills, students will become more comfortable moving between prose (word problems) and mathematical representation, by working with situations that are meaningful to them. This class serves as a solid review of pre-algebra topics. Future quarters will examine real life math using Decimals and Percentages (2nd quarter 2015); Geometry (3rd quarter 2016), and Exponents & Order of Magnitude (spring 2016).
7th-8th 2

$149.00

$134.10 before Jul 1

1 3:00 pm 11:59 pm W
SAT Math Skills & Strategies
Whether you re getting close to taking the SAT, or you just like a challenge, this class will help you develop the mathematical skills and the confidence you need to demolish standardized tests! Each class will begin with a lesson focused on a specific content area covered by the SAT. Whether the topic is new or review, we ll pull the ideas together so you ll be ready to tackle SAT prep problems related to that topic. As with all mathematics, there are multiple ways to approach every SAT style question. Once students have solved a particular problem, we ll go back and consider an array of possible approaches. One of our objectives is to increase speed, not by doing the same work faster, but by finding a shorter route to the same correct answer. Students will learn to do rapid assessment and improve their ability to work through problems quickly and accurately. Students must have completed Algebra I (or have permission of the instructor) to register for this class. Any topics beyond Algebra I, such as high school geometry or Algebra II, that are required to solve an SAT problem, will be covered in class.
7th-12th 5

$149.00

$134.10 before Jul 1

2 10:00 am 11:59 pm W
Math Masterminds: Patterns and Problem Solvers
Each week, students will tackle math puzzles, challenges, and learn new "tricks" and techniques to solve a variety of math problems, all while learning about the masterminds behind founding principles of modern mathematics. Students will learn about the life and times of a great mathematician and then explore key concepts, principles, and formulas introduced by the featured master. Students' problem solving skills will be honed as they examine the historical, cultural, and personal context for discoveries in mathematics. The class will work sample problems and use experiments and manipulatives to demonstrate the formulas, theories, short-cuts, or alternate approaches suggested by famous mathematicians. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of math terms and concepts. Second quarter will examine Patterns and Problem Solvers including Eratosthenes, Napier, Polya, and Babbage. Future quarters will explore: the Scientists Archimedes, Newton, Keplar, and Galileo (3rd quarter, 2016); and the Modern Thinkers including Fermat, Euler, Galois, and Noether (4th quarter, 2016)
5th-6th 12

$149.00

$134.10 before Oct 9

2 12:00 pm 11:59 pm W
Real Life Math: Decimals and Percentages
Interested in cooking? Carpentry? Astronomy? How about baseball? Race cars? Quilting? Mountain biking? Whatever the pursuit, there is math involved! Like to eat? Which pizza has the highest crust to cheese ratio? Interested in space travel? How long would it take to travel to Mars using electromagnetic propulsion? Like shopping? How much do you really save if you get an extra 15% off the already discounted 30% sale price? This class will use common scenarios to explore decimals and percentages in "real life" and answer the question of "why do I have to learn this?" At the beginning of each quarter, the instructor will poll students to determine which ideas and activities most effectively engage thegroup and will then tailor the problems and exercises to the interests of the class. In addition to improving specific math skills, students will become more comfortable moving between prose (word problems) and mathematical representation, by working with situations that are meaningful to them. This class serves as a solid review of pre-algebra topics. Future quarters will examine real life math using Geometry (3rd quarter 2016) and Exponents & Order of Magnitude (spring 2016).
7th-8th 12

$149.00

$134.10 before Oct 9

2 3:00 pm 11:59 pm W
SAT Math Skills & Strategies
Whether you re getting close to taking the SAT, or you just like a challenge, this class will help you develop the mathematical skills and the confidence you need to demolish standardized tests! Each class will begin with a lesson focused on a specific content area covered by the SAT. Whether the topic is new or review, we ll pull the ideas together so you ll be ready to tackle SAT prep problems related to that topic. As with all mathematics, there are multiple ways to approach every SAT style question. Once students have solved a particular problem, we ll go back and consider an array of possible approaches. One of our objectives is to increase speed, not by doing the same work faster, but by finding a shorter route to the same correct answer. Students will learn to do rapid assessment and improve their ability to work through problems quickly and accurately. Students must have completed Algebra I (or have permission of the instructor) to register for this class. Any topics beyond Algebra I, such as high school geometry or Algebra II, that are required to solve an SAT problem, will be covered in class.
7th-12th 12

$149.00

$134.10 before Oct 9