The goal of this course is to prepare students for a high school level algebra course. Emphasis is placed on the interconnectivity of topics as well as continual review of previous topics in this and previous courses. The UCSMP math program, used in every mathematics class at Aim Academy, interweaves new content with review, all the while demonstrating connections between abstract mathematics and real-life situations. Students will learn through a variety of activities and the use of tools, such as a dynamic geometry system or a graphing calculator, to prepare them for future work in high school and beyond.
All students should apply by completing the Course Readiness Application before registering.
Successful completion of 6th grade math and instructor approval is required. Students must complete an application and be approved before registering. Incoming students should have a good understanding of arithmetic operations, fractions and decimals.
This class meets twice a week for 55 minutes. Students should expect to spend about 5 hours per week on this course. Homework is assigned both in an online format and a pencil-and-paper format. Answer keys to the textbook homework problems are provided to allow students to assess their understanding of the material, and each class includes time to discuss homework problems from the textbook. Therefore, it will be essential that students attend class, take notes, work through teacher guided examples, and complete homework in a timely manner in order to develop a good understanding of the material and stay on pace with the course.
All classes will be recorded, so that in the event of having to miss a class, or if a student desires to re-watch a lesson, a video will be available for viewing.
- Graphing calculator, TI-83 or TI-84 (any version, Plus, CE, Silver, etc.)
Who should enroll?
Please note that instructor approval is required. Students in grades 7-9 who meet the following criteria and prerequisites may apply.
Successful completion of 6th grade math is necessary, and students must complete an application and be approved before registering. Incoming students should have a good understanding of arithmetic operations, fractions, and decimals.
- High speed, broadband Internet
- Web cam, sound card, and microphone (for live sessions)
- Streaming video capabilities to watch recorded lectures
- Scanner or smart phone for submitting tests and homework
Evaluation and Feedback
From each chapter covered in the course, student grades will include homework from each lesson, 1-2 quizzes, and an exam. Submitted student work will be graded and returned within one week of the due dates. Outside of class times, students may contact the teacher with any questions or concerns using Canvas messages.
Parents are encouraged to monitor grades in Canvas and may contact me through Canvas messages on the course website. I welcome communication with parents as we work together to provide for their student’s learning.