MATHEMATICS 2020-21

MATH CLASSES TAUGHT BY MICHELE SMALL

(Math Teacher and Registered Professional Civil Engineer)

To enroll contact: mathmichelesmall@gmail.com

All charter schools accepted through Homeschool Coaches – vendor with Golden Valley, Sage Oak, Sky Mtn, Excel, AAS, CEA, iLead and Inspire

Math Masters

Grades 3rd – 5th

Taught by:  Michele Small

Tuesday

 10:30 – 11:30

Classes start

September 8, 2020

Online for Fall Semester

Did you know that math can be fun?  With play, movement and teambuilding, your student can learn to love math. Supplemental to your curriculum at home, no matter what math program you use, this class will help review the fundamentals of math with your tired, struggling or confused student.  In class we will help students build the foundation to understand multiplication, factoring, division and take some mystery out of math.  Using games and old fashioned, time-tested methods, Mrs. Small helps students review, drill and finally learn those multiplication facts.   $225/semester private pay ($275/semester charter schools)


Middle Math

Grades 5th-8th

Taught by:  Michele Small

Tuesday

3:00 – 4:00

Classes start

September 8, 2020

Online for Fall Semester

Conquer any fraction frustration with the help of Mrs. Small.  This class is geared for middle school students who want to build foundational math skills to better understand fractions, decimals, and percents; place value; order of operations; number lines; and more.  Either using your own curriculum or Saxon Math 7/6, this class will help middle-school students gain a solid foundation of algebraic reasoning and geometric skills as they prepare to move on to higher-level math.  Mrs. Small can also help eliminate math monsters by providing homework accountability to keep up with math lessons with either the syllabus provided or one completed by the parent.

$250/ semester private pay. ($300/semester charter schools)

Textbooks: Either your own curriculum or Saxon Math 7/6 kit

(ISBN-13: 978-1591413493)

Algebra Prep

Grades 7th-9th

Taught by Michele Small

Tuesday

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Classes start

September 8, 2020

Online for Fall Semester

Need help preparing for Algebra 1?  If your child hates math or just need some extra accountability to get their work completed, Michele Small can help. Using either Saxon Math 8/7 or Algebra ½ , this course reviews arithmetic calculation, measurements, geometry, and introduces pre-algebra concepts.  Students will specifically learn about adding/subtracting/multiplying fractions, equivalent fractions, the metric system, repeating decimals, scientific notation, Pi, graphing inequalities, multiplying algebraic terms, and other pre-algebra concepts.  Set them up well for Algebra 1 with the instruction and homework accountability this class provides.

$275/semester private pay, ($325/semester charter schools)

Required Textbooks:

1st year student ISBN-13: 978-1591413509 

Saxon Math 8/7 with Prealgebra (Kit: Textbook, Test/Worksheets, Solutions Manual) 3rd Edition  

Or

2nd year student or by placement test ISBN-13: 978-1600329708

Algebra ½ (Kit: Textbook, Solutions Manual, Homeschool Packet), 3rd Edition

 

Algebra 1 

Grades 8th – High School

Taught by Michele Small

Tuesday

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Online for Fall Semester

The mystery is solved and X can be found with Michele Small.  Using Saxon Algebra 1 we will learn in small steps to simplify, evaluate, add, subtract, multiply, and divide polynomial, rational, and radical expressions.  Second semester we will factor polynomials; solve linear equations, linear systems, quadratic, rational, and radical equations and linear inequalities of one and two variables.  Using Saxon’s spiral method, old concepts are reviewed and new concepts taught gradually to provide your student confidence as they move forward in math.

$300/semester private pay ($350/semester charter schools)

Required Textbooks: 

ISBN-13: 978-1565771345, Saxon Algebra 1, 3rd edition textbook

ISBN-13: 978-1565771376 Algebra 1 Solutions Manual

ISBN-13: 978-1565771390 Algebra 1 Test Manual

Michele loves to see the light bulb moment when a student “gets it”.  She loves removing any fear of math by bringing fun into mathlearning.  She found her passion for math as a teenager, but more importantly in high school she found her passion for Jesus and has been grateful to follow him for many years.  Michele helps students understand math by breaking down concepts into small manageable pieces.  Graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in Civil Engineering, she worked in her field for 6 years earning her Professional Engineering License before she chose to become a stay-at-home mom.  Married to her best friend Scott for 30 years, she homeschooled their 3 kids kindergarten to graduation. Her son Justin (23) graduated from college with a degree in Mathematics and works as a Data Engineer, Nathan (21) is a Civil Engineering major at California Baptist University (CBU) and her daughter Catherine (17) will enter CBU as a nursing major Fall 2018.  She has taught classes in many different homeschooling venues through the years and has worked as a math tutor/teacher the last 5 years.    To register for math classes, contact Michele Small at mathmichelesmall@gmail.com

MORE CLASSES 

Algebra 2

Taught by

Michelle Small

NOTE:  Theresa Almendras is taking a year off and will be back next year.  Michelle is subbing for her.

Tuesday

8:30 -10:30

Classes start

September 8, 2020

Online All Year

Cost: $325.00 per semester Private Pay
(Charter schools $375.00)
Grades: 8-12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1

Did you student finish Geometry or Algebra 1 and doesn’t know what’s next? This is your class! This course will cover traditional second-year algebra topics including light geometry.
Topics include: negative exponents, quadratic equations, logarithms, graphical solution of simultaneous equations, scientific notation, radicals roots of quadratic equations including
complex roots, properties of real numbers, factoring inequalities and systems of inequalities, logarithms and antilogarithms, conic sections, exponential equations, basic trigonometric functions, algebra of polynomials vectors in polar and rectangular form, algebraic word problems and advanced factoring. (1 high school credit)

Required Textbooks:

  • ISBN-13: 978-1565771406, Saxon Algebra 2, 3rd edition textbook
    ISBN-13: 978-1565771437 Algebra 2 Solutions Manual
    ISBN-13: 978-1600320149 Algebra 2 Test Manual
    Calculator: Any is fine but prefered is the Casio FX-9750Glll Graphing Calculator, Natural Textbook
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    Optional Textbook:
    ISBN-13: 978-1602773646 Algebra 2: Homeschool Teacher Kit