We offer advanced Math classes during the Summer and academic year for students who wish to move forward more quickly than their age-alike peers, students who want to be prepared for difficult courses they will encounter in high school or for college students who were not able to take the course or struggled when taking the course in high school and wish to take more advanced courses in their college program of studies.
Our Honors Algebra I course it taught in two parts and is designed for accelerated students who are rising 9th graders who want to be better prepared for high school or older students who never adequately mastered algebra.
Description: In this course, students will extend topics introduced in middle school by learning algebraic concepts through both theory and applications. Modeling and real-world problems are introduced throughout the course. This course prepares students for Honors Geometry and Honors Algebra II.
Course materials are organized on an online class portal and include supports such as videos, notes, interactive webpages, and practice problems with solutions. Each student is assigned to a Stellar Learning course assistant to help them during their course. Students can contact their course assistant during class sessions and via email with any questions or concern. Review sessions are scheduled on Saturdays help students prepare for the graded assessments, which include homework, chapter exams, and a cumulative final. Students must have access to internet connection to complete homework assignments.
Students are provided some time during class sessions to work on longer activities and problems. In addition, they are strongly encouraged to work on the course at least 1 hour a day, 5 days a week (for the 6-week summer intensive course), and at least 1 hour a day for each class meeting (for academic year course offerings). Students must have access to the internet and will be submitting homework assignments for every class session.
Goals for the course are:
· To develop a deep understanding of patterns, functions and algebraic thinking
· To develop a deep connection between number theory and algebra
· To recognize, extend, analyze and describe a wide variety of patterns
· To analyze various types of functional relationships (linear, exponential, quadratic, and inverse functions)
· To relate various representations of functions (tabular, symbolic, graphical, and verbal)
· To model real world situations using linear, exponential, and quadratic functions
· To use graphical and symbolic techniques to solve equations
· Review of concepts from Pre-algebra
· The Structure and Properties of the Real Numbers
· Linear Equations and Inequalities
· Rational Expressions
· Roots and Radicals
· Relations and Functions
· Exponential Functions
· Quadratic Equations and Inequalities
· Systems of Equations
· Data Analysis and Probability
Our intensive summer course takes place over six weeks, four days per week with a tutorial session available on Saturday for those who wish to receive additional help. The course is taught in two segments, each segment including 12, three-hour sessions.
Honors Geometry is for advanced learners who have already completed Honors Algebra in middle school or during their first year in high school and wish to place into more advanced classes or to be prepared for an honors level math class in high school. Recent high school graduates and college students are welcome to take the course if they wish to polish their math skills and place into more advanced courses in college.
This course will not be offered during Summer 2017.
This logic-based geometry course, covers concepts typically offered in a full-year honors geometry course. To supplement the lessons from class sessions, videos, online interactive’s, assessments and projects provide students an opportunity to develop mathematical reasoning, critical thinking skills, and problem solving techniques to investigate and explore geometry. Students are also introduced to a dynamic software tool, through projects that they create. Additionally, students are invited to participate and seek extra help in our Tutoring Arena during scheduled sessions guided by our assistant course instructors.
· Deductive and inductive reasoning
· Direct and indirect logical proofs
· Parallel lines and planes
· Congruence and similarity
· Perimeter, area, and volume
· Right triangles
· Coordinate geometry
· Transformations and symmetry
· Constructions and Loci
Data Analysis and Probability is for advanced learners who are interested in pursuing majors in social sciences, physical sciences or engineering or recent high school graduates and college students wish to polish their data analysis and probability skills for internships or new jobs.
This course is taught over eight-weeks during the summer or three months during each semester of the academic year. Participants are required to have access to high speed, reliable internet connection.
Students will be expected to commit approximately one hour per class session to complete homework for this course. The commitment includes active participation in scheduled conversations (chats) on the course interactive forums. Students who do not attend class sessions will be provided an opportunity to meet with an assistant instructor for a half-hour make-up session for a $30 fee.
This course will offer participants an opportunity to:
· Formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer their research questions
· Select and use appropriate statistical methods to analyze data
· Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data
· Understand and apply basic concepts of probability