### Algebra 1 | FLEX Level 3 | Boom! Nailed It! | Learning to Plot Lines Fast (FLEX)

Professor Kitty BS ChemE-UVa; MBA-Case Western
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In this 4-week asynchronous FLEX course, students will learn all the fundamentals of the coordinate plane and how to effectively plot a line and represent it in at least five different equation forms. Word Problems are also focused on.

#### Class experience

###### US Grade 6 - 8
`By the end of this class, your learner will be able to say, "Boom! I Nailed it!  I can plot a line so fast, and tell you all about it - from the slope to the intercept to the type of equation I'm using!  I can also interpret and solve word problems with linear functions."`
```I've been certified in the public schools for teaching math in middle and high schools. I received additional certified training for gifted and talented learners. I taught math for sixteen years and I've been a personal SAT tutor for seven years. My students have typically raised their scores between 100 and 300 points.  As a chemical engineer and project management professional in the world of business consulting and information technology consulting, I've completed over five levels of college calculus and applied mathematics and used these math and computing skills throughout my career.

The students I have taught had varying learning abilities that ranged from one with pronounced learning disabilities to gifted and talented. When it came to PSAT's and SAT's, each of them with impressive improvements in their scores.

It can be done!  I used a focused approach. We honed in on trouble areas, really understood the underlying math concept, and drilled for mastery.```
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I include the assessment as part of the forth week of each level. However, if I were teaching the course to a class, this assessment would take an extra week of time for study review and proctoring. I leave that up to the parent and learner. If you feel you need an extra week, the material will still be available for you work work on through the Nearpod links, and you can simply take an extra week before signing up for the next level.Grades Offered```
`Bring paper and pencil and a great attitude for learning.`
`In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:NearpodYoutube`
```.css-47miec{margin-top:0rem;}You, as a parent or as a learner, should make sure that someone beginning this class has the foundational pre-algebra skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of constants and variable terms,  understanding of fractions, how to solve for x, how to evaluate expressions, how to rearrange expressions and equations, and how to do basic graphing.

As far as external resources, here is a parental guidance statement for each tool used:

Nearpod:
I am using Nearpod as an external resource. No log in is required and the tool is completely private to the students.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, your learner will be guided to a link to a specific Nearpod lesson.  He/she won't need to log in in any way. They simply click on the link and the Nearpod lesson will open. That lesson is private to our class only and any inputs your learner provides on that page link will only be seen by me.   By the time the four weeks of the class is over, all Nearpod links will expire.

Videos played on that Nearpod lesson are privately listed youtubes that are made for younger kids by me.  All of this to reassure that a younger learner this FLEX class will not have access through this tool to anything other than math resources and presentations created and presented by me.```
`Students will see the lessons on Nearpod which will not require logging in to view. Students should have  the ability to use their mouse and/or keyboard to annotate. Nearpod will access YouTube which has videos for this class which were created by the teacher. `
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`Hello, Outschool parents and learners! I have nearly all 5 out of 5 ratings because I'm known for the kind of caring and high energy math instruction that really gets learners understanding math from the inside out. So welcome to my classes! ... .css-gw2jo8{position:relative;display:inline-block;font-family:'Ginto Normal',sans-serif;font-style:normal;font-weight:500;font-size:1.6rem;text-align:center;text-transform:none;height:auto;max-width:100%;white-space:nowrap;cursor:pointer;-webkit-user-select:none;-moz-user-select:none;-ms-user-select:none;user-select:none;outline:none;border:none;background:none;padding:0;-webkit-transition:all ease-in-out 0.05s,outline 0s,;transition:all ease-in-out 0.05s,outline 0s,;line-height:1;color:#380596;}.css-gw2jo8:hover:not(:disabled),.css-gw2jo8:focus:not(:disabled){color:#380596;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-gw2jo8:active:not(:disabled){color:#380596;}.css-gw2jo8:disabled{color:#C2C2C2;cursor:default;}.css-gw2jo8:focus-visible{outline-width:2px;outline-style:solid;outline-color:#4B01D4;outline-offset:2px;}`

#### \$159

for 4 weeks
4 weeks

Completed by 6 learners
No live video meetings
Ages: 11-14