Through our unique problem solving approach, your child will develop a deeper understanding of pre-algebra concepts so they can better apply what they’ve learned at school and in the real world. They will develop the flexible, abstract thinking needed to be successful in algebra and higher level mathematics.
This course covers traditional pre-algebra concepts including:
- Working with integers
- Simplifying and combining exponents
- Mastery of ratios and proportions and their use in story problems
- Order of operations
- Solve single variable equations in one or two steps
Students seeking to improve their problem solving skills and advance to higher math will find our Algebra class both challenging and rewarding. This year-round course covers material in a traditional Algebra I course including graphing and solving equations, factoring polynomials, exponents and logarithms. Our classes will guide students through hands-on and computer based experiences to help them develop a deeper understanding of Algebra.
The creative process involved in developing a formal proof is an important one and this class takes a student well beyond what they would experience in a traditional classroom. The class will strengthen your child’s foundation in geometry and develop their logic and reasoning skills as they learn to formulate rigorous mathematical proofs.
The process of formulating proofs allows a student to experience the heart of mathematics and the act of going through the process helps to instill a higher level of learning. From week to week students will be provided with well-known theorems and will be required to complete a proof of the given theorem. The majority of the work is done in-class with the intent to facilitate and supplement the student’s learning process. The “out-of-class” assignments consist of geometric constructions and investigation of these constructions. Student may be required to have access to a computer outside of class.