Pre-Algebra Add-on (Spring 2016)

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Pre-Algebra Add-on (Spring 2016)


Times:  Monday 2:05-3:00pm CST


  • Weekly group tutoring session
  • Tutor-monitored online math curriculum
  • Includes subscription to CTC Math
  • Quizzes and tests for periodic assessment

Only available to students enrolled in a Core Curriculum course.  New students are encouraged to contact the teacher to discuss appropriate placement prior to enrolling:

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Pre-Algebra Add On Course Description

Mathematics reveals its secrets only with those who approach it with pure love, for its own beauty. – Aristotle

The study and wonder of math as it relates to the beauty and order of the universe is a wonderful component of the classical education. This course is for students who have mastered the foundations of math and are ready to study pre-algebraic concepts. Students can utilize this course as a supplement to their current mathematics studies or as a complete pre-algebra course. (Assignments will be given based on the student’s designated use of this coursework.) This course will also include periodic quizzes and tests to determine the student’s progress and address questions.

Students will meet weekly for a tutoring session focused on certain concepts and real life examples. This course also includes a yearlong subscription to CTC Math, an online math curriculum, which will be utilized for assignments and assessments. Students receive immediate feedback and parents / teachers can monitor participation and progress. 


How can I determine if my child is ready for pre-algebra?

Ideally, students enrolling in a Pre-algebra course have completed a sixth grade math program and / or have some knowledge and understanding of the following: 

  • Math Facts - This basic and foundational skill will be an essential component of working out more complex problems.
  • Long Multiplication and Division -Multiplication and Division involving multiple digits
  • Fractions - Reducing, adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, converting to decimals and percentages
  • Decimals - Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, converting to fractions and percentages
  • Place Values, Equalities (Comparing Numbers), Number Lines, Patterns and Number Sequences, Rounding, Estimating, Divisibility Rules, Square Roots, Exponents, Scientific Notation, Order of operations (basic)
  • Basic Geometry - A working knowledge of basic polygons, lines, segments, rays, angles, perimeter, area, and volume, etc.
  • Measurement - An understanding of measurement conversions, and mass and weight, for example.

Please keep in mind, we will be building upon these concepts and will surely need to review a few fundamentals as we jog our memories after the wonderful summer break. However, this should not be the first time students are learning the majority of these concepts. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.