Schedule and Room Assignments

Classes meet on Wednesdays in Oakton, VA, with some classes also meeting on Fridays. Filter by subject or grade below.

Quarter beginning April 4, 2018

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Wednesday Classes (Click here for Friday Classes)

9:00
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Room 5

Algebra II and Trigonometry Algebra II and Trigonometry - This is a full high school level Algebra II class. In it, we will reinforce the problem solving skills and mathematical knowledge developed in Algebra I. The core topic areas include: linear systems and matrices, polynomial functions, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, and trigonometry.
We will delve more deeply into linear systems, generalizing from two equations/two unknowns to linear systems of arbitrary dimension. We will learn to represent and solve such systems using matrices, with support of appropriate computational aids. We will develop facility with exponential functions and their inverses, logarithmic functions. We will tackle application specific problems drawn from multiple subject areas, including physics, chemistry, biology, finance, and everyday life. Our study of polynomials will begin with a review of quadratic equations. Specific skills developed will include addition, subtraction, multiplication, long division and synthetic division of polynomials. We will learn to identify all possible rational roots for polynomials of arbitrary order, and then test them to find all rational roots. We will also study rational functions, which are ratios of polynomials, learning to add, subtract, multiply and divide them. Although our primary focus throughout the year will be on functions, we will also develop an understanding of conic sections, including parabolas, circles, ellipses, and hyperbolas. We will graph equations in all our areas of study both by hand and on graphing calculators.
The student should expect to do a substantial number of exercises outside of class with 5-6 hours of homework each week. Prerequisites: Students must have completed Algebra I successfully. No knowledge of geometry beyond the Pythagorean theorem is assumed.
Supplies: The text for this class has not yet been selected, but it will be a College Algebra book available from amazon.com. Students should purchase a high quality quadrille notebook for homework assignments. A TI-84 calculator is required for this course.

1:00 pm-1:55 pm

9th-12th

Room 9A

Pre-Algebra Skill Builders (Computation): Factoring & Polynomials Pre-Algebra Skill Builders (Computation): Factoring & Polynomials - Is 17 a factor of 105? What is the greatest common factor of 4X3 and 6x2? Students will review basic factors and GCF, and learn different techniques to factor polynomials. We will then practice solving polynomial equations. First, we will learn to identify an expression as a monomial, binomial, trinomial, or polynomial. We will add, subtract, multiply and divide monomials using the rules of exponents. We will factor a polynomial by grouping, factor trinomials of the form a+bx+c, factor a difference of squares, and factor a sum or difference of two cubes. We will then apply these factoring techniques to solve polynomial equations. To support students with varying math backgrounds, equal parts of class will be dedicated to new information and review of the topic(s) covered in previous weeks. Students will spend some time in groups practicing new topics. A firm grasp of basic multiplication and division facts is required for this topic. Students need to be able to "play" with numbers to understand factoring, and while calculators may be used, they are not nearly as helpful as immediate mastery of basic facts. Optional homework will be given each week to build fluency with basic skills. Pre-Algebra Skill Builders is a class series that is meant to "fill in the gaps" and strengthen a student's elementary and middle school math background. This series of pre-algebra topics will help ensure a solid foundation in key concepts before embarking on high school algebra. This class will also emphasize real world applications of the mathematical concept and word problems so students become comfortable switching between prose (written descriptions) and mathematical representation. Please note that there are two, distinct Pre-Algebra Skill Builders classes: the Wednesday series will focus on four computational themes, while the Friday series will examine conceptual topics. Registration is separate for each series (Wednesday and Friday) and each topic (by quarter), and students can take one, both, or mix-and-match each quarter based on the skill they need to review. As a baseline, students should have completed 7th grade math prior to taking this class. If a family is unsure about placement, the Instructor can suggest some 7th grade assessments to check a student's readiness and some resources to strengthen 7th grade skills.

2:00 pm-2:55 pm

6th-8th



 

Friday Classes (Click here to jump back up to Wednesday classes)

9:00
9:30
10:00
10:30
11:00
11:30
12:00
12:30
1:00
1:30
2:00
2:30
3:00
3:30
4:00
4:30
5:00
Room 2

Pre-Algebra Skill Builders (Concepts): Graphing & Functions Pre-Algebra Skill Builders (Concepts): Graphing & Functions - This quarter, will will be taking everything we have learned about solving equations and begin to graph them. We will use linear equations to represent, analyze, and solve a variety of problems. Students will recognize equations for proportions as special linear equations (y = mx + b), and understand that the constant of proportionality (m) is the slope. We will use a linear equation to describe the relationship between to factors (such as arm span vs. height). We will "play" with graphs and learn what happens when different pieces of the equation are changed. We will solve systems of two linear equations in two variables and relate the systems to pairs of lines in the plane; these intersect, are parallel or are the same. Students will grasp the concept of a function as a rule that assigns to each input exactly one output and we will graph functions. Each week, we will tackle real world challenges and put our skills to the test against multi-step word problems. Optional homework will be given each week to build fluency with basic skills.
Pre-Algebra Skill Builders is a class series that is meant to "fill in the gaps" and strengthen a student's elementary and middle school math background. This series of pre-algebra topics will help ensure a solid foundation in key concepts before embarking on high school algebra. This class will also emphasize real world applications of the mathematical concept and word problems so students become comfortable switching between prose (written descriptions) and mathematical representation.
Please note that there are two, distinct Pre-Algebra Skill Builders classes: the Wednesday series will focus on four computational themes, while the Friday series will examine conceptual topics. Registration is separate for each series (Wednesday and Friday) and each topic (by quarter), and students can take one, both, or mix-and-match each quarter based on the skill they need to review. As a baseline, students should have completed 7th grade math prior to taking this class. If a family is unsure about placement, the Instructor can suggest some 7th grade assessments to check a student's readiness and some resources to strengthen 7th grade skills. This is a 7-week course that does not meet on May 11 due to instructor's travel.

2:00 pm-2:55 pm

6th-8th

Room 5

Algebra II and Trigonometry Algebra II and Trigonometry - This is a full high school level Algebra II class. In it, we will reinforce the problem solving skills and mathematical knowledge developed in Algebra I. The core topic areas include: linear systems and matrices, polynomial functions, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, and trigonometry.
We will delve more deeply into linear systems, generalizing from two equations/two unknowns to linear systems of arbitrary dimension. We will learn to represent and solve such systems using matrices, with support of appropriate computational aids. We will develop facility with exponential functions and their inverses, logarithmic functions. We will tackle application specific problems drawn from multiple subject areas, including physics, chemistry, biology, finance, and everyday life. Our study of polynomials will begin with a review of quadratic equations. Specific skills developed will include addition, subtraction, multiplication, long division and synthetic division of polynomials. We will learn to identify all possible rational roots for polynomials of arbitrary order, and then test them to find all rational roots. We will also study rational functions, which are ratios of polynomials, learning to add, subtract, multiply and divide them. Although our primary focus throughout the year will be on functions, we will also develop an understanding of conic sections, including parabolas, circles, ellipses, and hyperbolas. We will graph equations in all our areas of study both by hand and on graphing calculators.
The student should expect to do a substantial number of exercises outside of class with 5-6 hours of homework each week. Prerequisites: Students must have completed Algebra I successfully. No knowledge of geometry beyond the Pythagorean theorem is assumed.
Supplies: The text for this class has not yet been selected, but it will be a College Algebra book available from amazon.com. Students should purchase a high quality quadrille notebook for homework assignments. A TI-84 calculator is required for this course.

1:00 pm-1:55 pm

9th-12th