## Math

##### In an effort to place all students in an environment in which they will best succeed, PLACEMENT TESTS are required for all of our NEW students enrolling in MATH 7 OR HIGHER. The purpose of the math placement test is to provide a realistic view of the student’s strengths and weaknesses so an accurate class placement can be made. Class placement is based on mathematical readiness as evidenced on the placement test. It is not based on the grade or age of the student. A student could be placed in a class at a lower level than anticipated so that the skills they need for future success will be firmly set. It may also be required that a student brush up on the skills necessary to excel in a given class prior to the start of that class.

Class tuition is $465 per year (approximately $14 per class)

There is a $50 registration fee per student.

Some classes have an additional fee listed in the course description if curriculum is provided.

All tuition and fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

**Middle School Math**

**Math 6**

** Instructor: **Mrs. Silvia Villalobos

** Course Description:** Saxon 7/6 teaches math with a spiral approach, which emphasizes incremental development of new material and continuous review of previously taught concepts.

Building upon the principles taught in Saxon Math 6/5, this Saxon 7/6 textbook introduces functions and coordinate graphing, integers, exponential expressions, and prime factorization. Students will specifically learn about the order of operations, number lines, decimal place value, how to find the percent of a number, how to round decimal numbers, attributes of geometric solids, and more. Lessons contain a warm-up (with facts practice, mental math, & problem-solving exercises); introduction to the new concept, lesson practice exercises where the new skill is practiced, and mixed practice exercises, which includes 25-30 old and new problems. In-depth “Investigations” are provided every 10 lessons, and have their own set of questions.

** Required Curriculum: **Saxon Math 6/7; Homeschool Packet; Tests & Answers; Solutions Manual.

**Math 7**

** Instructor: **Mrs. Donna Kay Davis

** Course Description:** Saxon 8/7 is a Foundations for Pre-Algebra course that begins with the concrete concepts of arithmetic processes and then builds the beginning framework for the abstract concepts of algebra. Topics include: various operations with fractions, decimals and percents, order of operations, unit conversions, prime and composite numbers, area, perimeter and positive exponents.

** Prerequisites: ** Successful completion of our Math 6 Class or proficiency as demonstrated on Diagnostic Test.

** Parental Involvement:** Parents commit to personally proctor all math tests. Parents must check homework and tests for proper completion and accuracy (preferably daily but at least weekly). This involves simply circling any question that has an incorrect or unreadable answer. Parents do not need to understand the work; they just need to be involved in the process so they will know immediately if their student is having difficulty. Students are required to complete assigned daily work entailing a minimum of an hour a day. Proper completion of homework and tests involves neatly showing all work – not just answers and not leaving blanks. Students must then correct the mistakes to prevent repetition of the same error on future assignments. Students must remain current with the class assignments and maintain a minimum 75% average or risk being dropped from the class unless there are extenuating circumstances. Students must never be in possession of the answer keys for tests! All work must be the student’s own work, not copied from any answer key or solutions manual or other student. Copying from any source for homework or tests is cheating and grounds for dismissal from HEED.

** Required Curriculum: ** Saxon Math 8/7; 3rd Edition; ISBN-9781591413202, Saxon Math 8/7; Homeschool Packet; Tests & Answers; ISBN-9781591413240 Saxon Math 8/7; Solutions Manual; ISBN-9781591413288.

**Math 8 : Pre-Algebra**

** Instructor: **Donna Kay Davis

** Course Description:** Saxon 1/2 is a Pre-Algebra course which blends concrete arithmetic concepts with increasingly abstract algebraic and geometric topics. Topics include: ratios and proportions, signed numbers, scientific notation, roots, negative exponents, variables, volume and patterns for solving various types of word problems.

** Parental Involvement:** Parents commit to personally proctor all math tests. Parents must check homework and tests for proper completion and accuracy (preferably daily but at least weekly). This involves simply circling any question that has an incorrect or unreadable answer. Parents do not need to understand the work; they just need to be involved in the process so they will know immediately if their student is having difficulty. Students are required to complete assigned daily work entailing a minimum of an hour a day. Proper completion of homework and tests involves neatly showing all work – not just answers and not leaving blanks. Students must then correct the mistakes to prevent repetition of the same error on future assignments. Students must remain current with the class assignments and maintain a minimum 75% average or risk being dropped from the class unless there are extenuating circumstances. Students must never be in possession of the answer keys for tests! All work must be the student’s own work, not copied from any answer key or solutions manual or other student. Copying from any source for homework or tests is cheating and grounds for dismissal from HEED.

** Prerequisites: **Successful completion of our Math 7 Class or proficiency as demonstrated on a diagnostic test.

** Required Curriculum:** Saxon Algebra 1/2; 3rd Edition; ISBN-1565771494 or 156577499X, Saxon Algebra 1/2; Homeschool Packet; Tests & Answers; ISBN-1591411726, Saxon Algebra 1/2; Solutions Manual; ISBN-1565771311.

***High School Math Coming Soon**

**Algebra 1 (8-10 grade) (not offered 2021/2022)**

** Instructor: **TBD

** Course Description: **Saxon Algebra 1 is based on the teaching principles of incremental development, continual practice and review, and cumulative assessment of algebraic concepts. Topics include evaluating expressions, solving algebraic equations, solving systems of linear equations using substitution and elimination, factoring and solving quadratic equations, absolute value inequalities, domain and range, surface area, complex fractions and uniform motion.

** Prerequisites:** Successful completion of our Math 8, Pre-Algebra Class or proficiency as demonstrated on placement test.

** Required Curriculum:** Saxon Algebra 1; 3rd Edition; ISBN-1565771346 or 1565771230, Homeschool Algebra 1; Packet & Test Forms; ISBN-1565771389, Saxon Algebra 1 Solutions Manual; ISBN-1565771370.

**Geometry (9-12 grade) (not offered 2021/2022)**

__Instructor:__ TBD

** Course Description: **This geometry course focuses on developing logical thinking skills and reasoning abilities. It focuses on developing logical thinking skills and reasoning abilities. In addition to completing an array of formal proofs and constructions, other topics will include: lines, angles, congruency, transformations, inequalities, perimeter, area, volume, similarity, right triangles, circles, geometric solids and coordinate geometry.

** Prerequisites: **Successful completion of our Algebra 1 Class or proficiency as demonstrated on placement test. Students make take Algebra 2 or Geometry after completing Algebra 1.

** Required Curriculum:** TBA

**Algebra 2 (9-12 grade) (not offered 2021/2022)**

** Instructor: **TBD

** Course Description: **This Algebra 2 course is based on the teaching principles of incremental development, continual practice and review, and cumulative assessment of advanced algebraic and geometric concepts. Topics include advanced quadratic equations, completing the square, rational equations, complex numbers, radical expressions, trigonometric ratios and inverses, polar coordinates, direct and indirect variation, special triangles, vectors, inequalities, conic sections, and logarithms.

** Prerequisites:** Successful completion of our Algebra 1 Class or proficiency as demonstrated on placement test. Students make take Algebra 2 or Geometry after completing Algebra 1.

** Required Curriculum: **Saxon Algebra 2, 3rd Edition; ISBN-1565771400, Saxon Algebra 2, 3rd Edition; Homeschool Packet and Test Forms; ISBN-1600320147, Saxon Algebra 2 Solutions Manual; ISBN-1565771435, (Note: the 2nd edition of the Saxon Algebra 2 book is acceptable, however, you must purchase the 3rd edition tests).