Course: Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra

Teacher: Joe Komarnicki

Time: 12:45 to 2:15

Cost: $350 per semester

Curriculum Description

The Pre-Algebra course utilizes Teaching Textbooks Curriculum. This is a comprehensive mathematics curriculum and covers all the mathematics topics needed to be successful in Algebra 1. In addition, the program utilizes a computer to track the student’s progress with lesson problems and tests scores. Furthermore, an automatic grade book feature generates reports for practice problems (which are optional), assigned problems, and quizzes. The final percentage score does not include the practice problems. Also, 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 concept 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 covering every problem in the program. It is as if the student has “on call” access to his or her own private. Furthermore, students are able to check their accuracy after each math problems which provides immediate and much needed feedback for the student motivating them to want to learn more. This comprehensive tutorial support ensures the student will understand the material and, in turn, benefiting the parent that might struggle with teaching their student difficult mathematical concepts.

Class Description:

In this Pre-Algebra course, the student will utilize Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra to cover the standard topics, including: fractions, decimals, LCD, GCF, money, multiplication, division, percents, geometric concepts, algebraic equations, dealing with x, slope-intercept, and more.

Learning Materials:

- Teaching Textbook - Pre-Algebra
- Textbook Teaching Textbook - Pre-Algebra Answer Key
- Teaching Textbook - Pre-Algebra CD-ROM Set: 2.0 or the 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 (Teaching Textbooks 2.0) or by utilizing the online version (Teaching Textbooks 3.0) Each lesson consists of video instruction and new material practice. Weekly quizzes will be given on new material taught.

Course Content:

Chapter 1: Arithmetic Basics

Chapter 2: Rational Numbers

Chapter 3: Decimals

Chapter 4: Percents

Chapter 5: Measuring Length

Chapter 6: Measuring Area and Volume

Chapter 7: Simple Algebraic Equations

Chapter 8: Integers

Chapter 9: Longer Algebraic Equations

Chapter 10: Combining Like Terms

Chapter 11: Rational Expressions

Chapter 12: Powers, Polynomials, and Radicals

Chapter 13: Geometry

Chapter 14: More on Geometry

Chapter 15: Relations, Functions, and Graphing

Chapter 16: Statistics, Probability, and Inequalities

Chapter 17: Additional Topic