Pre-Algebra B*

Why This Class

As a parent, you want your student to feel confident that they can achieve anything they truly desire—including being good at math. If your student has struggled to gain confidence in math at middle school, this course will help them master foundational concepts and develop greater number sense in preparation for high school math.

Mentors in this course use the real-life example of starting a business to help students hone their skills with linear equations. In “Writing About Math” assignments, they also challenge students to break down the concepts behind algebraic equations. Students get to practice problem-solving in live class activities with peers, brainstorm solutions with tutors, and work independently in their math notebooks. Throughout the course, mentors and tutors work closely with students to expand their math skills.

Students emerge from this course with a stronger sense of their natural ability in math and an enhanced growth mindset. They see how hard work and patience pay off in confidence and feel ready for high school math.

Overarching Questions

How can I find angle measures in triangles?

Can I calculate the volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres

Can I see slope-intercept form in a table, graph, and equation?

Which properties remain the same after a transformation?

How can I use a system to represent real-world problems?

Reading List

Life of Fred: Pre-Algebra 2 with Economics by Stanley F. Schmidt, Ph.D.

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman)

Prerequisites: None

Estimated Weekly Hours: 5

Format: Live, self-paced, independent

Credits: 0.5

*Please note that this course does not count towards our High School Graduation Requirements [add link]. Students who complete this course and are seeking to graduate can apply this course toward required Elective credits.