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Math 8: Pre-Algebra

Eighth Grade Math is a Pre-Algebra course, that provides a good transition from elementary arithmetic into the abstract concepts of algebra.  

The goal of Math 8: Pre-Algebra is to develop the student’s mathematical problem solving skills both in practical and abstract concepts to prepare the student for Algebra I study. The series presents mathematical concepts in a linear manner, in an alternative to the review method presented in other programs, to provide an alternative for a family that prefers to teach mathematics without constant review. In addition, the series provides opportunities for strong math students to approach concepts that may be skipped in other series. Upon completion of the course, students will be ready to move into Algebra I. The textbook is arranged into 14 chapters with lessons arranged to review concepts introduced in previous math programs while advancing students toward readiness for algebra. In addition to computational skills, the program focuses on problem-solving strategies, making unpacking problems explicit so that students can be ready for future mathematics programs and standardized tests they may have to take for state requirements and/or college or high school entrances. We hope that, through this series, students will develop important logic and reasoning skills that will be invaluable in future mathematics courses and throughout life.

Students should expect to have daily reading, at least one (or more) weekly written assignments, participate in class, and complete periodic exams and quizzes as assigned by their instructor. All requirements are assigned and graded by the instructor.

Students should expect to have daily reading, at least one (or more) weekly written assignments, required participation, and exams as assigned by their instructor. All requirements are assigned and graded by the instructor.

  • Foundations of Algebra, Sourcebook & Practice Book Set
  • Simple Solutions: Algebra 1, Part A
  • Calculator Requirement and Policy: A four function calculator (+ – * ÷ and square root buttons, but not sin, cos, or tan).  Students may use a stand-alone four function calculator only on topics approved by the teacher.  Students in these courses are not allowed to use scientific or graphing calculators to ensure the academic integrity of the curriculum.

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Course Details:

Section Number

WM08PALSDK-1

Instructor

Mrs. Pischke

Grades (Typical)

7 – 8 (8th) 

  Live Class Meets  

 2x per week

1 hr. 5 min. each time

Days

Monday & Wednesday 

Class Period

3

Time

10:30-11:35 AM PT

1:30-2:35 PM ET

Pre-Requisite

Saxon 8/7, Math 7

or equivalent

Tuition

 $689

Companion Courses

Math 8: Pre-Algebra Lab

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