Math

## Discovering Pre-Algebra Part 1 Flex

In this 8 week flex class we will discover order of operations with different rational numbers and one step-equation solving.

#### No live meetings

#### Over 8 weeks

#### 11-14

year olds

#### 1-15

learners per class

### How does a “Flexible Schedule” course work?

No scheduled live video chats

Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher

Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

### Available Times

Pacific Time### Don't see a time that works for you?

## Description

#### Class Experience

Core Objectives for this class: The number system Apply and extend previous understandings of Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to perform operations of fractions by fractions. Apply and extend previous understandings of Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to perform operations of decimal by decimal. Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers. Understand the process and model exponents. Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. For example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3 (2 + x) to produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3x. (Progressing towards mastery. The property will be introduced in this class and applied in part 4) Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them. For example, express the calculation "add 8 and 7, then multiply by 2" as 2 × (8 + 7). Recognize that 3 × (18932 + 921) is three times as large as 18932 + 921, without having to calculate the indicated sum or product. Understand the organization of working expressions through a process of order of operations. Apply order of operations to numeric expressions Apply order of operations to numeric expressions involving fractions and decimals. Apply order of operations to numeric expressions involving integers. Expression and Equations Understand the difference between numeric and algebraic expressions Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents Solve one step equations using opposite operations of addition and subtraction. Mathematical Practices Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Model with mathematics. Use appropriate tools strategically. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Before coming to Outschool, I worked at a community college for 4 years. During that time, my job consisted of instructing math classes and working with students below college level math and English. During this time, I saw a lot of students who were not prepared for the discovery and problem-solving element of math in college. Most students struggle with middle school math concepts in real-world applications. Without this foundation of math fluency and problem-solving student struggle with harder math concepts. As my child starts middle math the urgency of making sure she has a proper foundation of math became real. I decided to homeschool and joined this community of homeschoolers. I believe all students can succeed when they are taught in a style they understand. I would describe my style as Charlotte Mason or discovery, but I feel students need a mix of drill or classical method for foundational math concepts. If you believe that this style is how your learner understands, then I encourage you to sign up for my course.

Binder paper printed materials (provided) writing tools Quizzes will be taken on knowmia

In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:

- Knowmia

If you would like an assessment of your learners work, then all quizzes and discussion boards will need to be completed.

No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.