Teacher: Joe Komarnicki

Time: Tuesday 10:30 to 12:00

Cost: $350 per semester

Curriculum Description

Teaching Textbooks is a comprehensive curriculum covering all the mathematical topics needed to be successful for Pre-Algebra. In addition, the program utilizes a computer-based technology to track a student’s progress with the different lessons, quizzes, and tests. Furthermore, an automatic grade book feature generates reports for practice problems, assigned problems, and quizzes. More importantly, the curriculum is student and parent friendly. For instance, the grade book can be edited, so the parent or teacher can delete the record for a problem or an entire lesson if students need to redo them. Moreover, the program contains step-by-step video lectures explaining all the mathematical concepts introduced in each chapter as well as tutorial videos for every problem in the program. The students can watch and re watch the lesson videos as many times as they need in order to ensure mastery. In total, the Teaching Textbooks program contains over 150 hours of recorded tutorial videos. It is as if the student has “on call” access to his or her own private tutor. Also, students are able to check their accuracy after completing each math problem which provides immediate and much needed feedback for the student. This feature is very powerful motivating them to want to learn more. Lastly, the extensive tutorial support ensures the student will understand the material and, in turn, benefiting the parent that might struggle with teaching their student(s) challenging mathematical concepts.

Class Description:

Math concepts topics taught in this course revolve around the four basic arithmetic operations, place value, and time. It spends a great deal of time reviewing and teaching new concepts with fractions, decimals, and percents. Also, fraction instruction moves on to ratios, percents include work with fractions and decimals plus real-life applications like commissions and sales tax. It also covers geometry (points, lines, line segments, angles, both area and perimeter for polygons, circumference for circles, and an introduction of geometric solids), units of measure (including the metric system), graphing concepts (e.g., thermometers, bar graphs, circle graphs), and computing the volume of solids. Statistics, probability, graphing, equations, and inequalities are also taught this year. Additional Topics chapters delve into powers, exponents, square roots, the Pythagorean theorem, and negative numbers.

Learning Materials:

- Teaching Textbook - Math 7 Textbook
- Teaching Textbook - Math 7 Answer Key
- Teaching Textbook - Math 7 CD-ROM Set: 2.0 or Teacher Textbooks - Online version: 3.0

Learning Activities: The student will complete lessons as per the general timeline below, using the workbook and CD’s or the online workbook. Each lesson consists of video instruction and new material practice.

Weekly quizzes will be given on new material taught.

Chapter Topics

Chapter 1: Adding & Subtracting Whole Numbers

Chapter 2: Multiplying & Dividing Whole Numbers

Chapter 3: Whole Numbers in the Real World

Chapter 4: Fractions

Chapter 5: Reducing Fractions

Chapter 6: Adding & Subtracting Fractions

Chapter 7: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

Chapter 8: Fractions in the Real World

Chapter 9: Decimals

Chapter 10: Decimals in the Real World

Chapter 11: Percents

Chapter 12: Percents in the Real World

Chapter 13: Geometry Basics

Chapter 14: Geometric Measurement

Chapter 15: Statistics & Probability

Chapter 16: Graphing Concepts

Chapter 17: Equations & Inequalities