Pre-Algebra Preview #4
This summer review will allow students the opportunity to either re-build skills they did not grasp initially in a prior course, review Algebra foundations before beginning a course this fall which requires them as prerequisite skills, or simply be introduced to these topics for the first time. Skills will be taught from the ground up and expanded upon as time permits.
June 12, 14- Integer addition and subtraction
June 19, 21- Order of Operations (MDAS)
June 26, 28- Review of weeks 1 and 2 with word problem applications
July 3, 5- Integer multiplication and division
July 10, 12- Linear Equations, 1 and 2 step
July 17, 19- Linear Equations continued, final cumulative review
It is imperative that students be proficient and fluent with all four basic operations in single digits. No calculators are permitted or needed for this coursework, so recall of math facts using mental math strategies is a necessary prerequisite for students to build upon.
Required Course Materials:
• Digital tablet such as Wacom Intuos Tablets, XP Slate and Pen, or similar
• Sharpened Pencils and Erasers
• Personal Size Dry-erase Board with Markers
There is no required text for this course. I prefer to select materials from a variety of sources based on the needs of my students. I will provide pdfs for homework practice weekly.
Christina Royals began her journey as an educator in 2005 and holds a B.S in Middle Grades Education with certifications in ELA, Math, and Gifted as well as a Minor in Music. She has spent much of her career as a math instructor in a variety of instructional settings in Georgia. She is joining the Scholé Academy instructional team as a mathematics instructor and is excited to share her joy and passion for the content with young, eager learners. Christina feels it is a blessing and a “calling” to be allowed the opportunity to assist children with their academic progress. She enjoys showing even the most apprehensive students that math doesn’t have to be scary, and they CAN find success! When she isn’t engaged in math teaching, you can find her playing with her sprightly toddler, enjoying walks at parks, or reading in her hammock. She also loves crossword puzzles and math logic puzzles such as KenKen, Sudoku, and Suguru! (Expect to see those pop up during class sessions to challenge the students!) Christina was born, raised and continues to live in sunny Savannah, Georgia with her son and husband. Además, Christina habla español porque su marido es de la República Dominicana! firstname.lastname@example.org
Computer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with a processor with a speed of 1 GHz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.7 or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do not recommend using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be much better solutions, as they enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.
High-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with a download/upload speed of 5/1 Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.
Headset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class. Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm
Zoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use. To download Zoom:
- Visit zoom.us/download.
- Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
- Open and run the installer on your computer.
- In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.
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