The goal of the Middle School Math course is to prepare students for pre-algebra. The course takes an in-depth approach to understanding the arithmetic of rational numbers and to developing the basic ideas of algebra and geometry. A variety of tools and activities will be incorporated to help students compute and apply decimals, fractions, percents, scientific notation, powers, and negative numbers to solve real-world problems. Solving problems using paper and technology such as dynamic geometry software will help prepare the students for higher level math in high school and beyond.
This course has two live 60-minute class sessions per week for review, instruction, practice, and discussion of homework problems/concepts that need further clarification. An important part of this course is seeing, interacting with, and learning from each other. For students who must miss a class or want to re-watch a lesson, video recordings of classes will be available. Students should expect to spend 3-5 hours per week on homework assignments.
Who should enroll?
This course is for students in grades 6-7, who have successfully completed 5th grade math and are preparing for pre-algebra.
- 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
- An account with Delta Math (DeltaMath) – instructions for registering will be emailed before classes begin
Evaluation and Feedback
Students are strongly encouraged to attend the live class sessions, and participation and questions are welcomed! Outside of class times, students may contact the teacher using Canvas messages. Students will be graded on homework, projects, quizzes, and tests, and submitted assignments will be graded and returned within one week of the assignment due date.
Parents are encouraged to monitor grades in Canvas and may contact me through Canvas message any time. It is important to have clear communication so parents and teachers can work together to provide the best learning experience for the student. [email protected]