Life Is Better With Math: Learning Pre-Algebra Like a Boss!

In this multi-day course, students will evaluate algebraic expressions, solve equations, use order of operations, graph ordered pairs and engage in a variety of other math topics in preparation for Pre-Algebra and beyond!
Lisa M Holland, Certified Math Teacher, MA, BS
235 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 30 learners
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40 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 15 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

In this course, students will:

-develop problem solving skills in order to solver real-world problems
-develop number sense with integers and rational numbers
-expand their knowledge of exponents and square roots to simplify expressions
-use inverse operations to solve one-step, two-step, and multi-step equations and inequalities
-use the Greatest Common Factor to factor expressions and polynomials
-use the Least Common Multiple to add rational numbers and solve equations involving rational numbers
-learn a variety of methods for solving a system of equations
-use proportions to find the percent of a number
-use simple formulas to find the area, volume and surface area of geometric figures
-use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the missing sides of a right triangles
-combine like terms in order to perform operations with polynomials
I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics as well as a Master's Degree in Education.  With 20 years of experience teaching in the classroom coupled with 5 years of experience teaching online to students with varying abilities and needs, I feel extremely qualified to deliver this instruction to learners via Outschool.  My love and dedication for Pre-Algebra stems from the knowledge that this is such a critical time for students to make the connections of elementary-level mathematics to higher-level thinking that will be key for success in courses such as Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry or Pre-Calculus (just to name a few).  
No homework will be assigned, however, students will be encouraged to practice and review the video for the lesson as needed.  Extra supports and challenge material can be uploaded to the classroom as needed.
Students should have a three-ring binder in order to keep track of assignments and notes each week.  A calculator and graph paper would be nice items to have, however, when possible, I will suggest websites that may have the tools that a learner may need (example: online calculators).
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Feedback will be provided while students are completing examples in class with me.  Parents are also welcome to contact me via Outschool messages with any specific questions about performance.
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Lisa M Holland, Certified Math Teacher, MA, BS
Lives in the United States
Creating lifelong lovers of math!
235 total reviews
372 completed classes

About Me

Hello!  I have been an educator for over 25 years!  My teaching career began when I worked with a math and science program for several summers at Morgan State University, with the goal of helping middle school students pass the statewide Maryland... 
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