Schedule and Room Assignments
Classes meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and/or Fridays in Oakton, VA. Filter by subject or grade below. You can see key dates in our Google calendar or view our Academic Calendar.
Quarter beginning September 9, 2020

Wednesday Classes (Click here for Friday Classes)
PreAlgebra
Quarter(s):
This is a full year course in PreAlgebra that will provide an introduction to basic algebra concepts and a review of arithmetic algorithms with an emphasis on problem solving. The major topics covered in this course are Numbers and Operations, Expressions & Properties, Equations & Inequalities, Functional Relationships and Ratios, Percent & Proportions. Students will learn to use formulas to solve a variety of math problems encompassing geometry, measurement probability, and statistics. Students will also be applying their learning to real life scenarios to solve problems.
Prerequisites: Students must be fluent in the four basic operations addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They will need to show proficiency and have a thorough command of basic computation. In addition, a basic, introductory understanding and ability to work with fractions and decimals is required to solve equations and simplify expressions. If you are unsure about your child's readiness for this class, the instructor will recommend one or more practice platforms and/or assessments to confirm placement.
Workload: Students should expect to spend 34 hours per week outside of class to complete practice problems, homework, and assessments.
Assignments: All assignments will be posted on passwordprotected Canvas classroom management site. There, students access assignments, upload homework, link to quizzes and tests, track grades, and message the instructor and classmates.
Assessments: All chapter tests will be taken outside of class with parental oversight to maximize inclass instructional time. Points will be assigned for completed homework, quizzes, and tests. A letter grade will not be assigned, but parents can use total points earned versus total points offered to assign a grade for purposes of a homeschool transcript. Parents can view total points earned at any time through the Canvas site.
Textbook: The selected textbook is available free online, and a link will be posted on Canvas. Students who prefer a hard copy textbook may purchase or rent McDougall Littell's PreAlgebra (ISBN #9780618250035). As an alternative, for any student who struggles with reading, the textbook can be purchased as an audio CD (ISBN #9780618478828). In addition, students will be assigned work in IXL and class note packets. (See Supply Fee notes below).
Lab/Supply Fee: This course has a $65.00 supply fee which covers a 1year subscription to IXL online math platform and a class binder with unit notes. The unit notes packet will be distributed at the beginning of each unit and includes additional examples, supplemental explanations, and practice problems. Please bring cash or a check made out to Compass on the first day of class.
What to Bring: TI34 calculator
Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a full credit in Mathematics for purposes of a high school transcript.
Opens Jun 1 6:00 am12:00 pm12:55 pm
7th9th
Middle School Math Builders: Fractions, Ratios, Decimals & Percentages
Quarter(s):1, 2
Math Builders is a class that is meant to "fill in the gaps" and strengthen a student's middle school math knowhow! Math Builders will help solidify key concepts and before a student embarks on prealgebra, algebra, and beyond. This class will also emphasize real world applications of the mathematical concepts and word problems so students become comfortable switching between prose (written descriptions) and mathematical representation (numbers, symbols).
Fractions, rates , ratios, decimals, and percentages are used everyday, in all aspects of everyday life! Students will tackle realworld challenges such as, "How much flour do you need for a triple batch of cookies when the single recipe calls for 21/3 cups?" How long will it take to get to Virginia Beach if the traffic on I95 is only moving 35 mph? Or, which is a better bargain, "Buy two, get one free" or "50% off"? Students will practice the computational operations of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions with everyday examples. The class will also discover how rates and ratios are also just fractions. They will work examples with money, sales tax, mileage, weights, and measures to visualize common scenarios where decimals and percentages are used in "real life." Students will also practice the computational operations of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals, and they will learn what decimals stand for, how they relate to fractions, and how to convert between the two.
Prerequisites: This course is meant to reinforce and ensure a solid foundation in the core concepts needed for PreAlgebra. For this course to have the most impact, a student should be solid through upper elementary math (approx. 6th grade) and should be working at a 7th grade math level. This course is meant to complement or supplement an athome middle school math curriculum. If you are unsure if your child should take Middle School Math Builders or is ready for the full year PreAlgebra course, the instructor can provide a placement test. If you are concerned about the scope and sequence of this class fitting with your selected math program, the Instructor can hold a curriculum coordination meeting (for an additional fee).
Workload: Students should expect to spend 23 hours per week outside of class on homework.
Assignments: Homework will be given each week to build fluency with basic skills.
Lab/Supply Fee: Each student enrolled in this class will need a subscription to IXL Math for practice problems. IXL is an online subscriptionbased learning platform which uses continuous diagnostics to develop a personalized practice plan. This is a 12month discounted subscription through Compass. A class fee of $19.00 is due payable to Compass on the first day of class.
What to Bring: Paper or notebook, pen or pencil.
Opens Jun 1 6:00 am10:00 am10:55 am
6th8th
(Semester Long)
Cracking Codes, Cryptology for Kids: Spies
Quarter(s):1
Students will learn the language of spies and secret agents in this children's cryptology class. Cryptology is the science of secret writing which uses math and logical reasoning to decode and create mystery alphabets. Each week, students will learn one or more ciphers and will practice using them to decode messages and write secret messages to each other!
Student operatives will begin their stealth options by making their own cipher wheels, cipher strips, and experimenting with shift ciphers. They will learn about algorithms and keys and test different recipes for invisible ink. The quarter will culminate in a collaboration to crack a variety of codes to flee a classroom Escape Room which may include challenges such as coded letters, picture clues, mirror image writings, puzzling word searches, and cryptograms. We will also share the stories of famous writers and codecrackers including some female cryptologists and Navajo Code Talkers.
Opens Jun 1 6:00 am11:00 am11:55 am
3rd4th
PreAlgebra
Quarter(s):
This is a full year course in PreAlgebra that will provide an introduction to basic algebra concepts and a review of arithmetic algorithms with an emphasis on problem solving. The major topics covered in this course are Numbers and Operations, Expressions & Properties, Equations & Inequalities, Functional Relationships and Ratios, Percent & Proportions. Students will learn to use formulas to solve a variety of math problems encompassing geometry, measurement probability, and statistics. Students will also be applying their learning to real life scenarios to solve problems.
Prerequisites: Students must be fluent in the four basic operations addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They will need to show proficiency and have a thorough command of basic computation. In addition, a basic, introductory understanding and ability to work with fractions and decimals is required to solve equations and simplify expressions. If you are unsure about your child's readiness for this class, the instructor will recommend one or more practice platforms and/or assessments to confirm placement.
Workload: Students should expect to spend 34 hours per week outside of class to complete practice problems, homework, and assessments.
Assignments: All assignments will be posted on passwordprotected Canvas classroom management site. There, students access assignments, upload homework, link to quizzes and tests, track grades, and message the instructor and classmates.
Assessments: All chapter tests will be taken outside of class with parental oversight to maximize inclass instructional time. Points will be assigned for completed homework, quizzes, and tests. A letter grade will not be assigned, but parents can use total points earned versus total points offered to assign a grade for purposes of a homeschool transcript. Parents can view total points earned at any time through the Canvas site.
Textbook: The selected textbook is available free online, and a link will be posted on Canvas. Students who prefer a hard copy textbook may purchase or rent McDougall Littell's PreAlgebra (ISBN #9780618250035). As an alternative, for any student who struggles with reading, the textbook can be purchased as an audio CD (ISBN #9780618478828). In addition, students will be assigned work in IXL and class note packets. (See Supply Fee notes below).
Lab/Supply Fee: This course has a $65.00 supply fee which covers a 1year subscription to IXL online math platform and a class binder with unit notes. The unit notes packet will be distributed at the beginning of each unit and includes additional examples, supplemental explanations, and practice problems. Please bring cash or a check made out to Compass on the first day of class.
What to Bring: TI34 calculator
Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a full credit in Mathematics for purposes of a high school transcript.
Opens Jun 1 6:00 am12:00 pm12:55 pm
7th9th
Fun with Number Systems: Ancient Arithmetic
Quarter(s):1
When is a lotus more than a flower bloom? When it means one thousand in the hieroglyphic number system of ancient Egypt! Did you know that not everyone uses 1, 2, 3 to count, and some civilizations did not have a zero!
In the exploration of the history of numbers and ancient arithmetic, students will learn to count using hieroglyphics, Greek numerals, and cuneiform characters. From primitive number systems to modern number systems, we will trace the development of numbers through the ages. Students will see how easy it was for the ancient Babylonians to multiply by 60, and how hard it was for Romans and Egyptians to do the same!
By performing calculations using different forms of numerical representation, students will be able to assess the relative advantages and disadvantages of these number systems. We will consider how the number systems met the needs of the civilizations that used them, and perhaps, where they fell short. Students will learn the importance of place value and be introduced to alternatives to our base ten system by the end of this class.
Topics in this Series: Fun with Number Systems: Ancient Arithmetic (Quarter 1), Fun with Number Systems: The Great Base Race (Quarter 2), Mental Math: Logic and Reasoning Puzzles (Quarter 3) and Mental Math: MORE Logic and Reasoning Puzzles (Quarter 4)
Opens Jun 1 6:00 am1:00 pm1:55 pm
5th6th
Number Ninjas: Play with Place Value & Money
Quarter(s):1
Does your child learn best by touch, movement, music, and play? Number Ninjas is based on the belief that children need to work with mathematics in a concrete, physical, and tangible way. Young students will love learning numerical concepts in this handson, explorationbased class where work with numbers feels like a game.
First quarter, students will explore the concepts of even and odd numbers, comparing and ordering, place value, rounding, counting by 2, 5, 10, 25, and money. We will build an abacus, solve skip counting puzzles, run a sticker store, and more!
This class covers many of the 1st and 2nd grade Standards of Learning for math. Weekly update emails to parents will include suggestions for practice at home and extension activities. Students will receive a binder with a pouch for manipulatives that they need to bring to class each week.
Topics in the Series: Play with Place Value & Money (Quarter 1), Measurement Madness (Quarter 2), Super Shapes (Quarter 3), and Fun with Fractions (Quarter 4).
Supply Fee: Included
Opens Jun 1 6:00 am2:00 pm2:55 pm
1st2nd
Algebra I
Quarter(s):
This is a complete course in high school Algebra I which will cover fundamental concepts in algebra and provide a solid foundation of mathematical literacy, problem solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills that are necessary for the exploration of more advanced and rigorous topics in mathematics. This course is designed to emphasize the study of algebraic problemsolving with the incorporation of realworld applications. Topics in Algebra I include number systems, linear systems, rational numbers, complex numbers, exponents, roots, radicals, quadratic equations, polynomials, factoring, absolute values, ratios, and proportions. In addition, the course will cover solving and graphing systems of functions, linear equations, and inequalities. Students will explore these topics through class discussions, practice problems, and openended problemsolving.
Prerequisite: Students should have a solid foundation in prealgebra topics in order to take this class.
Workload: Students should expect to spend 1.251.75 hours per day on reading, review, and homework on most nonclass days. Homework assignments will run on a 13day cycle in this class with: a new unit introduced on a Friday (day 1), lecture on Wednesday (day 6), questions and answers on the next Friday (day 8), and homework due the next Wednesday (day 13). After introduction of a new topic (day 1), students will be expected to read the assigned section and look through worked, sample problems before the lecture the following Wednesday (day 6). Solutions will be provided for some homework problems, but students are expected to show all steps of all work.
Assignments: The Canvas online class management system will be used to post assignments and scores. Students should have their own email address in order to be set up as users of the Canvas system. Parents can also be set up as Canvas guests/observers for purposes of tracking the student's progress and workload.
Assessments: In this class, the instructor will assess a student's progress by checking that weekly homework sets are complete and giving periodic takehome tests; class participation is also strongly encouraged. Parents will be able to view accumulated points awarded in the class for the purpose of determining a parentawarded course grade.
Textbook: Students should purcashe or rent the required textbook for this class: Algebra I: Expressions, Equations, and Applications by Paul A. Foerster. It is available in a few different editions, each of which is virtually identical: 2nd edition (ISBN10 020125073X, ISBN13 9780201250732), 3rd edition (ISBN10 0201860945, ISBN13 9780201860948), and Classic edition (ISBN10 020132458X, ISBN13 9780201324587). It is also available under the title Foerster Algebra I, Classics edition (ISBN10 0131657089, ISBN13 9780131657083). A calculator is not needed for this course.
Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a complete credit in Algebra I for purposes of a high school transcript.
10:00 am10:55 am
7th10th
Geometry
Quarter(s):
This is a complete course in high school Geometry which will cover fundamental concepts and provide a solid foundation of mathematical literacy, problem solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills that are necessary for the exploration of more advanced and rigorous topics in mathematics. Students will learn deductive reasoning, and logic by completing geometric proofs. Topics in geometry include: lines, angles, congruence, concurrence, inequalities, parallel lines, quadrilaterals, transformations, area, similarity, right triangles, circles, regular polygons, and geometric solids. Students will explore these topics through class discussions, practice problems, and openended problem solving.
Prerequisite: Students should have a solid foundation Algebra I in order to take this class.
Workload: Students should expect to spend 1.251.75 hours per day on reading, review, and homework on most nonclass days. Homework assignments will run on a 13day cycle in this class with: a new unit introduced on a Friday (day 1), lecture on Wednesday (day 6), questions and answers on the next Friday (day 8), and homework due the next Wednesday (day 13). After introduction of a new topic (day 1), students will be expected to read the assigned section and look through worked, sample problems before the lecture the following Wednesday (day 6). Solutions will be provided for some homework problems, but students are expected to show all steps of all work.
Assignments: The Canvas online class management system will be used to post assignments and scores. Students should have their own email address in order to be set up as users of the Canvas system. Parents can also be set up as Canvas guests/observers for purposes of tracking the student's progress and workload.
Assessments: In this class, the instructor will assess a student's progress by checking that weekly homework sets are complete and giving periodic takehome tests; class participation is also strongly encouraged. Parents will be able to view accumulated points awarded in the class for the purpose of determining a parentawarded course grade.
Textbook: Students should purchase or rent the required textbook for this class: Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding, 3rd edition (ISBN10 0716743612, ISBN13 9780716743613) A calculator is not needed for this course.
Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a complete credit in Geometry for purposes of a high school transcript.
11:00 am11:55 am
8th11th
Calculus (Honors or AP A/B)
Quarter(s):
This is a complete course in high school Calculus which will cover fundamental concepts and provide a solid foundation of mathematical literacy, problem solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills that are necessary for the exploration of more advanced and rigorous topics in mathematics. Topics in Calculus include limits of functions (onesided and twosided limits, limits at infinity and infinite limits, limits of sequences, and continuity of functions), derivatives (various definitions of derivatives, estimating derivatives from tables and graphs, rules of differentiation, properties of derivatives, separable differential equations, and the Mean Value Theorem), applications of derivatives (related rates, optimization, and exponential growth and decay models), integrals (basic techniques of integration including basic antiderivatives and substitution), applications of integrals (in finding areas and volumes, describing motion, and as accumulation functions), and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Students will explore these topics through class discussions, practice problems, and openended problemsolving.
Prerequisite: Students should have a solid foundation PreCalculus in order to take this class.
Level: This course is offered at two levels, Honors and Advanced Placement (AP). The scope and sequence are identical, however AP students may have additional practice problems. Students who wish to take the AP exam must register and pay for their own exam through the College Board in fall 2020 for the May 2021 exam.
Workload: Students should expect to spend 1.251.75 hours per day on reading, review, and homework on most nonclass days. Homework assignments will run on a 13day cycle in this class with: a new unit introduced on a Friday (day 1), lecture on Wednesday (day 6), questions and answers on the next Friday (day 8), and homework due the next Wednesday (day 13). After introduction of a new topic (day 1), students will be expected to read the assigned section and look through worked, sample problems before the lecture the following Wednesday (day 6). Solutions will be provided for some homework problems, but students are expected to show all steps of all work.
Assignments: The Canvas online class management system will be used to post assignments and scores. Students should have their own email address in order to be set up as users of the Canvas system. Parents can also be set up as Canvas guests/observers for purposes of tracking the student's progress and workload.
Assessments: In this class, the instructor will assess a student's progress by checking that weekly homework sets are complete and giving periodic takehome tests; class participation is also strongly encouraged. Parents will be able to view accumulated points awarded in the class for the purpose of determining a parentawarded course grade.
Textbook: Students should purchase or rent the required textbook for this class: Calculus: Single Variable/Early Transcendentals, 8th edition by James Stewart (ISBN13 9781305270336). A scientific calculator similar to the Casio fx115ES PLUS is required for this class, and it is highly recommended that students preparing for the AP exam have a graphing calculator similar to the TI83. Students without a graphing calculator must have access to desmos.com and/or wolframalpha.com for graphing assignments.
Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a complete credit in Calculus for purposes of a high school transcript.
12:00 pm12:55 pm
11th12th
Algebra II
Quarter(s):
This is a complete course in high school Algebra II which will cover fundamental concepts and provide a solid foundation of mathematical literacy, problem solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills that are necessary for the exploration of more advanced and rigorous topics in mathematics. Topics in Algebra II include linear functions, systems of equations and inequalities, quadratic functions and complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational and irrational algebraic functions, and quadratic relations and systems. In addition, this course will cover higher degree functions with complex numbers, sequences and series, probability, data analysis, and trigonometric and circular functions. Students will explore these topics through class discussions, practice problems, and openended problem solving.
Prerequisite: Students should have a solid foundation Algebra I in order to take this class.
Workload: Students should expect to spend 1.251.75 hours per day on reading, review, and homework on most nonclass days. Homework assignments will run on a 13day cycle in this class with: a new unit introduced on a Friday (day 1), lecture on Wednesday (day 6), questions and answers on the next Friday (day 8), and homework due the next Wednesday (day 13). After introduction of a new topic (day 1), students will be expected to read the assigned section and look through worked, sample problems before the lecture the following Wednesday (day 6). Solutions will be provided for some homework problems, but students are expected to show all steps of all work.
Assignments: The Canvas online class management system will be used to post assignments and scores. Students should have their own email address in order to be set up as users of the Canvas system. Parents can also be set up as Canvas guests/observers for purposes of tracking the student's progress and workload. In lieu of a graphing calculator, students should have access to websites desmos.com and wolframalpha.com for graphing assignments.
Assessments: In this class, the instructor will assess a student's progress by checking that weekly homework sets are complete and giving periodic takehome tests; class participation is also strongly encouraged. Parents will be able to view accumulated points awarded in the class for the purpose of determining a parentawarded course grade.
Textbook: Students should purchase or rent the required textbook for this class: Algebra and Trigonometry: Functions and Applications Prentice Hall Classics (ISBN10 0131657100, ISBN13 9780131657106). A scientific calculator similar to the Casio fx115ES PLUS is required for this class.
Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a complete credit in Algebra II for purposes of a high school transcript.
1:00 pm1:55 pm
9th12th
PreCalculus with Trigonometry
Quarter(s):
This is a complete course in high school PreCalculus which will cover fundamental concepts and provide a solid foundation of mathematical literacy, problem solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills that are necessary for the exploration of more advanced and rigorous topics in mathematics. Topics in Precalculus include functions: polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric (right angle and unit circle). In addition, the course will cover polar coordinates, parametric equations, analytic trigonometry, vectors, systems of equations/inequalities, conic sections, sequences, and series. Students will explore these topics through class discussions, practice problems, and openended problem solving.
Prerequisite: Students should have a solid foundation Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry in order to take this class.
Workload: Students should expect to spend 1.251.75 hours per day on reading, review, and homework on most nonclass days. Homework assignments will run on a 13day cycle in this class with: a new unit introduced on a Friday (day 1), lecture on Wednesday (day 6), questions and answers on the next Friday (day 8), and homework due the next Wednesday (day 13). After introduction of a new topic (day 1), students will be expected to read the assigned section and look through worked, sample problems before the lecture the following Wednesday (day 6). Solutions will be provided for some homework problems, but students are expected to show all steps of all work.
Assignments: The Canvas online class management system will be used to post assignments and scores. Students should have their own email address in order to be set up as users of the Canvas system. Parents can also be set up as Canvas guests/observers for purposes of tracking the student's progress and workload. In lieu of a graphing calculator, students should have access to websites desmos.com and wolframalpha.com for graphing assignments.
Assessments: In this class, the instructor will assess a student's progress by checking that weekly homework sets are complete and giving periodic takehome tests; class participation is also strongly encouraged. Parents will be able to view accumulated points awarded in the class for the purpose of determining a parentawarded course grade.
Textbook: Students should purchase or rent the required textbook for this class: Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 6th edition by Stewart, Redlin, and Watson (ISBN10 0840068077, ISBN13 9780840068071). A scientific calculator similar to the Casio fx115ES PLUS is required for this class.
Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a complete credit in Precalculus for purposes of a high school transcript.
2:00 pm2:55 pm
10th12th
Math Lab
Quarter(s):1
Math Lab is a tutoring center where students can go for weekly help on math homework! In Math Lab, homeschooled students bring the math homework they are assigned whether from a Compass math class, an online math program, or material taught at home. Help is available for all topics from middle school (6th8th grade) math through Algebra I, encompassing concepts such as: number lines, integers, negative numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, factoring, exponents, roots, order of operations, inequalities, coordinate plane, working with variables, solving equations, and word problems.
Students will be expected to come to Math Lab with a current math assignment including any textbook, workbook, or worksheets and a pencil. They will work independently until they have a question, reach a stumbling block, or need clarification on a concept or computation. The Math Lab tutor will then work with them to check answers, remind them of a technique, or demonstrate a different way to solve the problem. Sometimes just hearing it from someone else will help a concept "click"!
An experienced Compass math instructor will oversee the Math Lab and will be circling the room and continually checking in with students. The tutor will not prepare or deliver structured lessons, but will be giving onthespot support/guidance as needed and may suggest additional practice to reinforce a concept. Math Lab students will receive discounts on subscriptions to IXL Math, on an online, learning platform. See Compass Store for details on IXL subscriptions.
Opens Jun 1 6:00 am3:00 pm3:55 pm
6th9th
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PreAlgebra
Quarter(s):
This is a full year course in PreAlgebra that will provide an introduction to basic algebra concepts and a review of arithmetic algorithms with an emphasis on problem solving. The major topics covered in this course are Numbers and Operations, Expressions & Properties, Equations & Inequalities, Functional Relationships and Ratios, Percent & Proportions. Students will learn to use formulas to solve a variety of math problems encompassing geometry, measurement probability, and statistics. Students will also be applying their learning to real life scenarios to solve problems.
Prerequisites: Students must be fluent in the four basic operations addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They will need to show proficiency and have a thorough command of basic computation. In addition, a basic, introductory understanding and ability to work with fractions and decimals is required to solve equations and simplify expressions. If you are unsure about your child's readiness for this class, the instructor will recommend one or more practice platforms and/or assessments to confirm placement.
Workload: Students should expect to spend 34 hours per week outside of class to complete practice problems, homework, and assessments.
Assignments: All assignments will be posted on passwordprotected Canvas classroom management site. There, students access assignments, upload homework, link to quizzes and tests, track grades, and message the instructor and classmates.
Assessments: All chapter tests will be taken outside of class with parental oversight to maximize inclass instructional time. Points will be assigned for completed homework, quizzes, and tests. A letter grade will not be assigned, but parents can use total points earned versus total points offered to assign a grade for purposes of a homeschool transcript. Parents can view total points earned at any time through the Canvas site.
Textbook: The selected textbook is available free online, and a link will be posted on Canvas. Students who prefer a hard copy textbook may purchase or rent McDougall Littell's PreAlgebra (ISBN #9780618250035). As an alternative, for any student who struggles with reading, the textbook can be purchased as an audio CD (ISBN #9780618478828). In addition, students will be assigned work in IXL and class note packets. (See Supply Fee notes below).
Lab/Supply Fee: This course has a $65.00 supply fee which covers a 1year subscription to IXL online math platform and a class binder with unit notes. The unit notes packet will be distributed at the beginning of each unit and includes additional examples, supplemental explanations, and practice problems. Please bring cash or a check made out to Compass on the first day of class.
What to Bring: TI34 calculator
Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a full credit in Mathematics for purposes of a high school transcript.
Opens Jun 1 6:00 am12:00 pm12:55 pm
7th9th
Algebra I
Quarter(s):
This is a complete course in high school Algebra I which will cover fundamental concepts in algebra and provide a solid foundation of mathematical literacy, problem solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills that are necessary for the exploration of more advanced and rigorous topics in mathematics. This course is designed to emphasize the study of algebraic problemsolving with the incorporation of realworld applications. Topics in Algebra I include number systems, linear systems, rational numbers, complex numbers, exponents, roots, radicals, quadratic equations, polynomials, factoring, absolute values, ratios, and proportions. In addition, the course will cover solving and graphing systems of functions, linear equations, and inequalities. Students will explore these topics through class discussions, practice problems, and openended problemsolving.
Prerequisite: Students should have a solid foundation in prealgebra topics in order to take this class.
Workload: Students should expect to spend 1.251.75 hours per day on reading, review, and homework on most nonclass days. Homework assignments will run on a 13day cycle in this class with: a new unit introduced on a Friday (day 1), lecture on Wednesday (day 6), questions and answers on the next Friday (day 8), and homework due the next Wednesday (day 13). After introduction of a new topic (day 1), students will be expected to read the assigned section and look through worked, sample problems before the lecture the following Wednesday (day 6). Solutions will be provided for some homework problems, but students are expected to show all steps of all work.
Assignments: The Canvas online class management system will be used to post assignments and scores. Students should have their own email address in order to be set up as users of the Canvas system. Parents can also be set up as Canvas guests/observers for purposes of tracking the student's progress and workload.
Assessments: In this class, the instructor will assess a student's progress by checking that weekly homework sets are complete and giving periodic takehome tests; class participation is also strongly encouraged. Parents will be able to view accumulated points awarded in the class for the purpose of determining a parentawarded course grade.
Textbook: Students should purcashe or rent the required textbook for this class: Algebra I: Expressions, Equations, and Applications by Paul A. Foerster. It is available in a few different editions, each of which is virtually identical: 2nd edition (ISBN10 020125073X, ISBN13 9780201250732), 3rd edition (ISBN10 0201860945, ISBN13 9780201860948), and Classic edition (ISBN10 020132458X, ISBN13 9780201324587). It is also available under the title Foerster Algebra I, Classics edition (ISBN10 0131657089, ISBN13 9780131657083). A calculator is not needed for this course.
Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a complete credit in Algebra I for purposes of a high school transcript.
10:00 am10:55 am
7th10th
Geometry
Quarter(s):
This is a complete course in high school Geometry which will cover fundamental concepts and provide a solid foundation of mathematical literacy, problem solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills that are necessary for the exploration of more advanced and rigorous topics in mathematics. Students will learn deductive reasoning, and logic by completing geometric proofs. Topics in geometry include: lines, angles, congruence, concurrence, inequalities, parallel lines, quadrilaterals, transformations, area, similarity, right triangles, circles, regular polygons, and geometric solids. Students will explore these topics through class discussions, practice problems, and openended problem solving.
Prerequisite: Students should have a solid foundation Algebra I in order to take this class.
Workload: Students should expect to spend 1.251.75 hours per day on reading, review, and homework on most nonclass days. Homework assignments will run on a 13day cycle in this class with: a new unit introduced on a Friday (day 1), lecture on Wednesday (day 6), questions and answers on the next Friday (day 8), and homework due the next Wednesday (day 13). After introduction of a new topic (day 1), students will be expected to read the assigned section and look through worked, sample problems before the lecture the following Wednesday (day 6). Solutions will be provided for some homework problems, but students are expected to show all steps of all work.
Assignments: The Canvas online class management system will be used to post assignments and scores. Students should have their own email address in order to be set up as users of the Canvas system. Parents can also be set up as Canvas guests/observers for purposes of tracking the student's progress and workload.
Assessments: In this class, the instructor will assess a student's progress by checking that weekly homework sets are complete and giving periodic takehome tests; class participation is also strongly encouraged. Parents will be able to view accumulated points awarded in the class for the purpose of determining a parentawarded course grade.
Textbook: Students should purchase or rent the required textbook for this class: Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding, 3rd edition (ISBN10 0716743612, ISBN13 9780716743613) A calculator is not needed for this course.
Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a complete credit in Geometry for purposes of a high school transcript.
11:00 am11:55 am
8th11th
Calculus (Honors or AP A/B)
Quarter(s):
This is a complete course in high school Calculus which will cover fundamental concepts and provide a solid foundation of mathematical literacy, problem solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills that are necessary for the exploration of more advanced and rigorous topics in mathematics. Topics in Calculus include limits of functions (onesided and twosided limits, limits at infinity and infinite limits, limits of sequences, and continuity of functions), derivatives (various definitions of derivatives, estimating derivatives from tables and graphs, rules of differentiation, properties of derivatives, separable differential equations, and the Mean Value Theorem), applications of derivatives (related rates, optimization, and exponential growth and decay models), integrals (basic techniques of integration including basic antiderivatives and substitution), applications of integrals (in finding areas and volumes, describing motion, and as accumulation functions), and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Students will explore these topics through class discussions, practice problems, and openended problemsolving.
Prerequisite: Students should have a solid foundation PreCalculus in order to take this class.
Level: This course is offered at two levels, Honors and Advanced Placement (AP). The scope and sequence are identical, however AP students may have additional practice problems. Students who wish to take the AP exam must register and pay for their own exam through the College Board in fall 2020 for the May 2021 exam.
Workload: Students should expect to spend 1.251.75 hours per day on reading, review, and homework on most nonclass days. Homework assignments will run on a 13day cycle in this class with: a new unit introduced on a Friday (day 1), lecture on Wednesday (day 6), questions and answers on the next Friday (day 8), and homework due the next Wednesday (day 13). After introduction of a new topic (day 1), students will be expected to read the assigned section and look through worked, sample problems before the lecture the following Wednesday (day 6). Solutions will be provided for some homework problems, but students are expected to show all steps of all work.
Assignments: The Canvas online class management system will be used to post assignments and scores. Students should have their own email address in order to be set up as users of the Canvas system. Parents can also be set up as Canvas guests/observers for purposes of tracking the student's progress and workload.
Assessments: In this class, the instructor will assess a student's progress by checking that weekly homework sets are complete and giving periodic takehome tests; class participation is also strongly encouraged. Parents will be able to view accumulated points awarded in the class for the purpose of determining a parentawarded course grade.
Textbook: Students should purchase or rent the required textbook for this class: Calculus: Single Variable/Early Transcendentals, 8th edition by James Stewart (ISBN13 9781305270336). A scientific calculator similar to the Casio fx115ES PLUS is required for this class, and it is highly recommended that students preparing for the AP exam have a graphing calculator similar to the TI83. Students without a graphing calculator must have access to desmos.com and/or wolframalpha.com for graphing assignments.
Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a complete credit in Calculus for purposes of a high school transcript.
12:00 pm12:55 pm
11th12th
Algebra II
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This is a complete course in high school Algebra II which will cover fundamental concepts and provide a solid foundation of mathematical literacy, problem solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills that are necessary for the exploration of more advanced and rigorous topics in mathematics. Topics in Algebra II include linear functions, systems of equations and inequalities, quadratic functions and complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational and irrational algebraic functions, and quadratic relations and systems. In addition, this course will cover higher degree functions with complex numbers, sequences and series, probability, data analysis, and trigonometric and circular functions. Students will explore these topics through class discussions, practice problems, and openended problem solving.
Prerequisite: Students should have a solid foundation Algebra I in order to take this class.
Workload: Students should expect to spend 1.251.75 hours per day on reading, review, and homework on most nonclass days. Homework assignments will run on a 13day cycle in this class with: a new unit introduced on a Friday (day 1), lecture on Wednesday (day 6), questions and answers on the next Friday (day 8), and homework due the next Wednesday (day 13). After introduction of a new topic (day 1), students will be expected to read the assigned section and look through worked, sample problems before the lecture the following Wednesday (day 6). Solutions will be provided for some homework problems, but students are expected to show all steps of all work.
Assignments: The Canvas online class management system will be used to post assignments and scores. Students should have their own email address in order to be set up as users of the Canvas system. Parents can also be set up as Canvas guests/observers for purposes of tracking the student's progress and workload. In lieu of a graphing calculator, students should have access to websites desmos.com and wolframalpha.com for graphing assignments.
Assessments: In this class, the instructor will assess a student's progress by checking that weekly homework sets are complete and giving periodic takehome tests; class participation is also strongly encouraged. Parents will be able to view accumulated points awarded in the class for the purpose of determining a parentawarded course grade.
Textbook: Students should purchase or rent the required textbook for this class: Algebra and Trigonometry: Functions and Applications Prentice Hall Classics (ISBN10 0131657100, ISBN13 9780131657106). A scientific calculator similar to the Casio fx115ES PLUS is required for this class.
Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a complete credit in Algebra II for purposes of a high school transcript.
1:00 pm1:55 pm
9th12th
PreCalculus with Trigonometry
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This is a complete course in high school PreCalculus which will cover fundamental concepts and provide a solid foundation of mathematical literacy, problem solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills that are necessary for the exploration of more advanced and rigorous topics in mathematics. Topics in Precalculus include functions: polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric (right angle and unit circle). In addition, the course will cover polar coordinates, parametric equations, analytic trigonometry, vectors, systems of equations/inequalities, conic sections, sequences, and series. Students will explore these topics through class discussions, practice problems, and openended problem solving.
Prerequisite: Students should have a solid foundation Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry in order to take this class.
Workload: Students should expect to spend 1.251.75 hours per day on reading, review, and homework on most nonclass days. Homework assignments will run on a 13day cycle in this class with: a new unit introduced on a Friday (day 1), lecture on Wednesday (day 6), questions and answers on the next Friday (day 8), and homework due the next Wednesday (day 13). After introduction of a new topic (day 1), students will be expected to read the assigned section and look through worked, sample problems before the lecture the following Wednesday (day 6). Solutions will be provided for some homework problems, but students are expected to show all steps of all work.
Assignments: The Canvas online class management system will be used to post assignments and scores. Students should have their own email address in order to be set up as users of the Canvas system. Parents can also be set up as Canvas guests/observers for purposes of tracking the student's progress and workload. In lieu of a graphing calculator, students should have access to websites desmos.com and wolframalpha.com for graphing assignments.
Assessments: In this class, the instructor will assess a student's progress by checking that weekly homework sets are complete and giving periodic takehome tests; class participation is also strongly encouraged. Parents will be able to view accumulated points awarded in the class for the purpose of determining a parentawarded course grade.
Textbook: Students should purchase or rent the required textbook for this class: Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 6th edition by Stewart, Redlin, and Watson (ISBN10 0840068077, ISBN13 9780840068071). A scientific calculator similar to the Casio fx115ES PLUS is required for this class.
Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a complete credit in Precalculus for purposes of a high school transcript.
2:00 pm2:55 pm
10th12th