Grades 8, 9 & 10
With a Masters degree in Materials Science and Engineering from UofM, Ann Arbor, some tutoring experience, homeschool experience, and enthusiasm for the subject, I would like to take your student through Saxon Algebra 1, this year (my second year teaching this subject at Palaestra)
We will cover all of Saxon Algebra 1, 3rd edition, chosen by parents last year who were uneasy with Common Core influence in the 4th edition. Parents also liked the integrated algebra & geometry approach. The plain, yet comprehensive and time-tested curriculum, written for the homeschool student covers traditional first-year algebra topics, as well as a full semester of informal geometry, with both real-world, abstract and interdisciplinary applications. Students need a graphing calculator; we will add the 4th edition graphing calculator & technology lessons.
We meet once per week (Fridays) in person at Palaestra and twice per week on Skype (times tbd).
Due to the relatively few contact hours, we also need some parent involvement: parents will have to please make sure their students complete the homework every week (Thursdays, please make sure that your student has worked the homework problems).
Quizzes and exams will be taken at home, then brought to class for me to grade them (outside of class).
Required: Algebra 1 student manual; Quizzes and tests booklet