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Charge it! Or not...: Personal Finance for High School Students

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Wed,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Sep 13, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $550.00

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Understanding the basics of Person Finance and Budgeting, the importance of saving, Debt (how to avoid and manage), Planning for the future (after high school and retirement) and investing is important for High School students today. This class will introduce the student to the language and concepts of Personal finance through reading, video presentations and putting the concepts in practice. This is a practical class that will give the student a good grounding in finance that will be useful for the rest of their life.

Instructor: Margie Mascolino

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thur

Fractions! Decimals! Percents! Oh my!

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Thur,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Sep 14, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $550.00

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Fractions, Decimals and Percents are interchangeable in many applications of math. Students will learn to convert from Fractions to Decimals, Decimals to Percents, Percents to Fractions, and the reverse. The class will learn to add, subtract, divide and multiply Fractions, Decimals and Percents; and set-up math sentences from word (English) sentences. Math is learned by application... so this class will take a practical approach with assignments that reinforce the concepts taught in class.

Instructor: Margie Mascolino

Grade Range: 4th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tues and Thurs

Algebraic Graphing: Putting the Picture to the Equation

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Tues and Thurs,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 12, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $400.00

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Graphing is usually the most despised part of any math class. However, once you know how to graph properly, the math class becomes much easier! Knowing how to graph and what those graphs mean can make any math class easier to understand your knowledge of mathematics deeper. This class will focus on graphs of lines, parabolas and exponential functions, including square roots and transformations.

Instructor: Jennifer Tubbs

Grade Range: 7th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tues, Thur

Geometry

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Tues, Thur,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 12, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 40

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Price: $750.00

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This course is a complete, in depth high school geometry course and is designed to emphasize the study of the properties and applications of common geometric figures in two and three dimensions. Geometry stresses the ability to reason logically and to think critically. Throughout this course students will use their algebraic knowledge, inductive and deductive thinking skills to complete formal two column proofs applying mathematical arguments and problem solving techniques. In addition, students will study and apply theorems and postulates, transformations and right triangle trigonometry, and learn to sketch geometric constructions utilizing basic drawing tools. This course will promote analytical thinking while building a foundation which will encourage students to delve deeper into subsequent math and science courses.

Instructor: Jodi McGee

Grade Range: 8th - 11th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tues and Thurs

Graphing Calculators: A Love Affair Between a Student and His Calculator

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Tues and Thurs,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 16, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $400.00

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There is a VERY valuable tool in mathematics: the graphing calculator. However, many students don’t know how to use it properly! A proper graphing calculator can be used to solve so many different types of math problems. Many teachers and schools are starting to realize the incredible power of a graphing calculator and are teaching their math classes assuming their students are using them. In this class, we will unveil the vast power of the graphing calculator and how it will make your math life better!

Instructor: Jennifer Tubbs

Grade Range: 7th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wed

Middle School Math: What You Need to Advance to Pre-Algebra

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Wed,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 13, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $550.00

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This Middle School Math course will include the study of order of operations, variables, and expressions; apply addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of decimals, fractions, and integers including 1&2 step equations. Students will also solve and graph inequalities, solve proportions, explore geometry, statistics, graph concepts, and probability. This course is designed to prepare students for Pre Algebra.

Instructor: Elisabeth Rainey

Grade Range: 5th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wed

2, 4, 6, 8 - You Can Learn to do Math Great!

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Wed,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 13, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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This course is designed for the student going into middle school math OR the middle school student who is struggling, needs extra practice or an alternative way of doing calculations. To build a strong foundation of math basics you need to learn and practice. Various strategies such as virtual manipulatives, online games, classroom activities, video clips, music and the standard algorithms will be used in this course. These training methods will be implemented to teach computations with decimals, fractions, mixed numbers and percents. These skills are the building blocks needed to excel in higher level math classes. This class can be taken in conjunction with a traditional math class.

Instructor: Elisabeth Rainey

Grade Range: 4th - 5th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wed

2, 4, 6, 8 - You Can Learn to do Math Great!

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Wed,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 17, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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This course is designed for the student going into middle school math OR the middle school student who is struggling, needs extra practice or an alternative way of doing calculations. To build a strong foundation of math basics you need to learn and practice. Various strategies such as virtual manipulatives, online games, classroom activities, video clips, music and the standard algorithms will be used in this course. These training methods will be implemented to teach computations with decimals, fractions, mixed numbers and percents. These skills are the building blocks needed to excel in higher level math classes. This class can be taken in conjunction with a traditional math class.

Instructor: Elisabeth Rainey

Grade Range: 4th - 5th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Mon and Wed

ACT Math Made Easy

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Mon and Wed,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $400.00

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For many people, the Math portion of the ACT is the part that brings their score down. But don’t worry any longer! This class will help you study for the ACT Math portion. We will break down the material needed to know for this test as well as take many practice tests. If you ask anyone that knows how to study for the ACT, they will tell you that the best way to study is to take practice tests…as many as you can get your hands on! In this class, we will take at least 10 practice ACT math tests. While we can’t guarantee your score will improve by so many points, we can guarantee that if you put in the work, you will see improvement! Whether you’re looking improve your score from 12 to 17 or from 30 to 33, this is the class for you!

Instructor: Jennifer Tubbs

Grade Range: 9th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tues, Thur

Algebra 2 Illuminated

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Tues, Thur,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 12, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 40

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Price: $750.00

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This course is a complete, in depth high school, second year Algebra course. This course is designed to build upon students previous work with linear, quadratic, root and exponential functions. Students will expand their knowledge and develop their problem-solving skills while manipulating functions to include logarithmic, polynomial, rational, and radical functions incorporating material learned in Geometry and Algebra 1. This course will prepare students for enrollment into Pre-Calculus and Statistics.
Throughout this course students will be challenged to expand their algebraic knowledge studying new topics such as the real and complex number systems, graphing techniques, matrices, logarithms, trigonometry, sequences and series, conic sections, and an introduction to probability and statistics while continuing to hone their ability to utilize inductive and deductive reasoning, and to think analytically to solve problems.

Instructor: Jodi McGee

Grade Range: 9th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Mon

Pre-Algebra: A Bridge between Elementary Mathematics and Algebra 1

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Mon,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $550.00

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This course will build a foundation of algebraic concepts through the use of technology, manipulatives, problem solving, and cooperative learning. Concepts include fractions, decimals, algebraic expressions, linear equations, polynomials, factoring, inequalities, integers, geometry, statistics, and graphing. Problem solving, reasoning, estimation, and connections between math and everyday applications will be emphasized. This course is designed to prepare students for Algebra I.

Instructor: Elisabeth Rainey

Grade Range: 6th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tues, Thur

Algebra 1 Illuminated

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Tues, Thur,      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 12, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 40

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Price: $750.00

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This course is a complete, first year Algebra course. The fundamentals learned in this course are the precursors to all future math education! Topics include learning manipulation of variables in expressions and equations, order of operations, data analysis, operations with rational numbers, solving equations, solving inequalities, inverse variation, writing function rules, rate of slope and change, writing linear equations, graphing absolute value equations, linear inequalities, properties of exponents, polynomials, factoring, quadratic equations, radical equations, and rational expression. Students will apply principle-based strategies with a synergistic emphasis on the three major areas of visual representation of algebraic concepts, manipulation of algebraic equations, and application to practical problems. The graphing calculator will be used to reinforce mathematical concepts throughout this course. Successful completion of Algebra 1 will give students the foundation they need for all high school math and science courses that require Algebra as a prerequisite.

Instructor: Jodi McGee

Grade Range: 7th - 11th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thur

Left Brain Meets Right Brain: Math and Art Collides

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Thur,      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 18, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Is your child more of a left brain learner or a right brain learner? In this class, they will use both sides of their brain and discover how maths can be artistic and art can be mathematical! Together, we will explore drawing challenges combined with a mathematical basis. Amazing patterns with a mathematical essence will be revealed throughout the lessons. Learn incredible maths facts as you draw the beautiful designs. From simple geometric patterns to fascinating fractal art, to awesome anamorphic art, and cool celtic knots, discover the beauty in maths, and the maths in beauty. Your children will learn that the creative side of mathematics is just as important as the learning of basic facts.

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Grade Range: 3rd - 6th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.