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FLEX PreAlgebra: A Step by Step Approach to Understanding the Basics (Part 1)

FLEX Class - 12 weeks. Introduction to Beginning Algebra Basics including Terminology, Calculations, & Processes. For students needing a flexible instruction schedule. *Not a full course curriculum* (Same content as the 1-1 class)
Annetta Carpenter
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How does a "Flex" 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

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Class Experience

Students Will Be Able To:  (SWBAT)
- Recognize letters as unknown variables, and unknown variables are just numbers they need to figure out.
- Recognize that unknown variables can be used in a variety of ways in various types of math problems.
- Write multiplication and division correctly as used in algebraic expressions and equations.
- Use inverse operations to cancel and solve for a single unknown variable.
- Recognize the difference between Expressions and Equations
- Evaluate Expressions by using Substitution of Variables
- Identify and Properly Classify of Numbers
- Translate Basic Word Statements into Algebraic Expressions and Equations
- Simplify Expressions by Combining (Collecting) Common Terms
- Simplify Expressions in Equations and Solve for Unknown Variable
- Solve for Unknown Variables Using Multiplication/Division 
- Use the Rules for (+,-) Integers when multiplying and dividing
- Recognize whether a number will be positive or negative when Multiplying/Dividing
- Use the Rules for (+,-) Integers when adding and subtracting
- Define and Explain the meaning of Opposites and Absolute Value
- Recognize the written form of Absolute Values, and how to make the Absolute Value Negative
- Perform Calculations Using (+,-) Integers along with Absolute Values
- simplify and evaluate algebraic expressions using numerical substitutions.
- create a solutions table for variables (x, y) in simple linear equations
- plot coordinates (points) on a coordinate grid
- demonstrate the connection of linear equations to points on a line on a coordinate grid
- plot coordinates and lines using rise and run
- Find the slope of a line using a graph
- Create a line using the slope intercept format (y=mx+b)
- Recognize and Use the Identity Properties of Addition and Multiplication
- Recognize and Use the Zero Property of Multiplication
- Recognize and Use the Commutative Property of Addition and Multiplication
- Recognize and Use the Associative Property of Addition and Multiplication
- Recognize and Use the Distributive Property in various formats 
Homework will be assigned for practice purposes.  This will be done through the discussion board and Microsoft Word or PDF documents.  The more students participate and practice, the greater discussion, dialogue, and understanding.  Teacher will participate in discussions for questions, guidance, or clarification.  Although Homework is not required - Instructor will provide feedback on all homework that is returned.
Good Notebook for Notes, examples, and student work (spiral notebook or 3 ring binder with note paper) Graph Paper -- very helpful for our section on Coordinate Plane, Plotting Points, and Lines Writing Pencil and Eraser (for math pencil is preferred so it doesn't get messy with pen mistakes) Colored Pencils (optional - but helpful for distinguishing various types of notes and examples) Notebook or writing paper - for working problems during class (optional) Whiteboard & Marker - also used for working problems during class *Helpful Handouts will be made available for classes after enrollment and when needed for class*
Informal assessment will be done as a check for understanding. Students will be given an entry problem and an exit problem to solve using the techniques taught and the ability to demonstrate that technique will indicate a level of student understanding. 
Although Homework is not required (and not graded) it can be an indicator of student understanding (I also realize there is no control over who actually does the homework -- but parent help is encouraged).
No letter grades will be assigned, however if additional help is needed, I will reach out to the student individually and students/parents can reach out to me for additional help as well.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Additional work outside of class will be homework and responses to the discussion board for students to interact on their own created problems.  Please make sure your student's postings are appropriate for the class discussion and problems do not have any derogatory or inappropriate language or content.


Annetta Carpenter
Lives in the United States
Innovative Learning Connections - Think, Create, Achieve, Succeed
209 total reviews
176 completed classes

About Me

I am Mrs. Annetta - a math teacher for grades 5-8, Middle School, Ages 10-13
- Offering private Middle School Math classes for students who are new to Middle School Math, Preparing to start Pre-Algebra, have just started Pre-Algebra classes, or... 
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