High school math. That’s the goal, right? This course is a great way to brush up on the skills needed to dive into high school algebra. Each week the focus will be on boosting ability and confidence in key areas of beginning algebra. Those topics include integers; rational numbers; equations & inequalities; ratios, percents, & proportions; functions & graphing; exponents & square roots; and geometric figures.
Designed to enhance current understanding, activities in Pre-Algebra Review provide multiple avenues for practice. Students can improve their mathematical abilities by engaging with the daily digital assignments, fun activities, pre-recorded instructional videos, and live sessions with the instructor.
Please note that no textbook will be required as the instructor will provide all needed materials.
Daily work for students includes viewing an instructional video and completing homework in a digital or printable format. There will be weekly live sessions during which students will receive extra help, tips, and advice applicable to the topic of the week. Assessments taken each week will give students a better view of their own skill level.
Who should enroll?
Students looking to enter high school level algebra who have a desire to reinforce their knowledge of pre-algebra will be the best candidates for this course. They should understand this is a review course, and as such, the shortened timeframe will require daily attention to assignments.
Students in this course must have completed, or nearly completed, a pre-algebra course or 7th grade mathematics course.
- TI-84 Graphing Calculator (or any version in the 83/84 series)
- High speed, broadband Internet
- Web cam, sound card and microphone (for live sessions and projects)
- Streaming video capabilities to watch recorded lectures
- Scanner or smart phone to scan and upload any printed or pencil-and-paper work
Evaluation and Feedback
Since this is a short course, timely submission of all assignments is expected of students. Accordingly, feedback to students will be returned either immediately by the digital platform or within 48 hours by the instructor. Students can earn a certificate of completion at the conclusion of this course.
Questions, comments, or suggestions are encouraged and can be sent through Canvas messaging on the course website.