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Pre-Algebra (Grades 6th-8Th) | Math | Full Course | Live Class

Nicole Marie
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In this interactive Pre-Algebra class for middle school students (grades 6th-8th), explore problem-solving, equations, ratios, proportions, percentages, and more. Engaging lessons and homework support included.

Class Experience

US Grade 6 - 8
16 lessons//16 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Factors and multiples
In this foundational week, students delve into the fundamental concepts of factors and multiples, understanding how numbers can be decomposed into their constituent parts. Through hands-on activities and exercises, they explore the relationship between factors and multiples, laying the groundwork for more complex mathematical concepts.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Students explore the intriguing world of patterns, both numerical and geometric, discovering the underlying structures and rules that govern them. They learn to recognize and extend patterns, sharpening their analytical skills and fostering a deeper understanding of mathematical relationships.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Ratios and rates
This week focuses on ratios and rates, essential tools for comparing quantities and understanding proportional relationships. Students explore real-world scenarios where ratios and rates are used, honing their ability to interpret and apply these mathematical concepts in various contexts.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
The concept of percentages takes center stage as students learn to calculate, interpret, and apply percentages in different situations. Through problem-solving tasks and real-life examples, they gain proficiency in understanding percentages as fractions and decimals, laying the groundwork for more advanced topics.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Exponents intro and order of operations
Building on their understanding of arithmetic operations, students are introduced to exponents and the order of operations. They learn to evaluate numerical expressions involving exponents and multiple operations, mastering the foundational rules that govern mathematical computations.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Variables & expressions
Students embark on their journey into algebra, exploring variables and algebraic expressions. They learn to manipulate algebraic expressions, simplify expressions, and solve problems involving variables, developing essential algebraic skills that are the building blocks for more advanced topics.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Equations & inequalities introduction
Equations and inequalities take center stage as students learn to solve and graph them on the coordinate plane. Through problem-solving tasks and real-world scenarios, they develop strategies for solving equations and inequalities, laying the groundwork for more complex algebraic concepts.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Percent & rational number word problems
Students apply their understanding of percentages and rational numbers to solve word problems encountered in various contexts. They analyze real-world scenarios, identify relevant information, and use mathematical strategies to solve problems, honing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Proportional relationships
This week focuses on proportional relationships between quantities, a fundamental concept in mathematics. Students explore proportional reasoning, learning to identify and interpret proportional relationships in different contexts and apply them to solve problems.
 Week 10
Lesson 10
One-step and two-step equations & inequalities
Building on their understanding of equations and inequalities, students tackle one-step and two-step equations and inequalities. They learn to solve equations and inequalities using a variety of strategies, developing fluency in algebraic problem-solving techniques.
 Week 11
Lesson 11
Roots, exponents, & scientific notation
Students deepen their understanding of exponents, roots, and scientific notation, essential concepts in mathematics and science. They explore the properties of exponents, learn to simplify expressions involving roots, and understand the importance of scientific notation in representing large and small numbers.
 Week 12
Lesson 12
Multi-step equations
This week focuses on solving multi-step equations, requiring students to apply multiple algebraic techniques to find the solution. Through practice and problem-solving tasks, they develop perseverance and precision in solving complex algebraic equations.
 Week 13
Lesson 13
Two-variable equations
Students explore equations involving two variables, learning to graph and interpret linear equations in the coordinate plane. They analyze the relationship between two variables and learn to represent it graphically, laying the foundation for more advanced topics in algebra and geometry.
 Week 14
Lesson 14
Functions and linear models
The concept of functions is introduced as students explore linear functions and their graphical representations. They learn to analyze linear relationships, interpret slope and y-intercept, and use linear models to make predictions and solve real-world problems.
 Week 15
Lesson 15
Systems of equations
Students delve into systems of linear equations, learning to solve them using various methods such as substitution, elimination, and graphing. They explore the geometric interpretation of systems of equations and apply them to solve problems encountered in different contexts.
 Week 16
Lesson 16
In this culminating week, students engage in a comprehensive review of all topics covered throughout the course. They consolidate their learning, identify areas for improvement, and prepare for assessments, ensuring a strong foundation in pre-algebra concepts and skills.
  • In this course, learners will: 1. Develop a strong understanding of pre-algebra concepts and skills. 2. Build confidence in solving problems related to factors, patterns, ratios, percentages, exponents, equations, inequalities, and more. 3. Master essential mathematical techniques such as order of operations, variable manipulation, and problem-solving strategies. 4. Improve critical thinking and analytical skills through engaging in group discussions and problem-solving activities. 5. Enhance mathematical reasoning and logical thinking abilities. 6. Prepare for further studies in Algebra 1 or Algebra Foundations. 7. Develop effective study habits, time management skills, and independent learning strategies. 8. Cultivate a positive attitude towards math and develop a growth mindset. 9. Apply acquired knowledge and skills to real-life scenarios, fostering practical math understanding. 10. Receive personalized feedback and guidance to address individual learning needs and make progress throughout the course.
As an experienced educator, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the classroom. With a strong background in teaching and a passion for mathematics, I am well-equipped to guide students in their learning journey. I have extensive experience working with learners of various ages and academic levels, allowing me to tailor my instruction to meet individual needs. My ongoing professional development in the field of mathematics and computer science ensures that I stay up-to-date with the latest teaching strategies and curriculum standards. With a commitment to fostering a positive and engaging learning environment, I am dedicated to helping students build confidence and achieve academic success in mathematics.
Homework Offered
Homework Summary: Homework assignments in this course are designed to reinforce and extend the concepts covered in class. They provide opportunities for independent practice and application of learned skills. Homework assignments may include: Problem-solving exercises Worksheet completion Khan Academy exercises Online quizzes Journal reflections Research tasks Project work Completing homework regularly is crucial for solidifying understanding and achieving mastery. Learners are encouraged to allocate dedicated time each week for homework completion and seek assistance when needed. Homework will be submitted electronically, either through image/scan attachments or online platforms as specified by the instructor. Remember, homework is an essential part of the learning process and contributes to overall success in the course.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Assessment Summary: Assessments in this course are designed to measure learner progress and understanding of the material. Various types of assessments will be used, including: Unit tests: These tests will be administered at the end of each unit to assess comprehension of the topics covered. Quizzes: Short quizzes may be given periodically to check understanding and retention of key concepts. Homework assignments: Homework will serve as both practice and assessment, allowing learners to apply their knowledge and skills. Class participation: Active participation in class discussions, activities, and group work will contribute to the overall assessment. Projects and presentations: Learners may be required to complete projects or deliver presentations to demonstrate their understanding and ability to apply concepts. Final review: A comprehensive final review will be conducted at the end of the course to assess overall progress and mastery. Assessments will be used to provide feedback to learners, track their progress, and identify areas for improvement. They are an essential component of the learning process and will help gauge the effectiveness of instruction and support individual learner growth.
Grades Offered
In this class, you can receive a letter of completion, a letter grade, or a pass/no pass option, along with a certificate of completion.
Pre-Algebra requires understanding basic arithmetic, elementary geometry, order of operations, and some exposure to algebraic concepts. These prerequisites set the foundation for mastering pre-algebra topics and problem-solving strategies.
Pencil, Paper, and Scientific Calculator.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
In this class, we utilize Khan Academy, a free online learning platform, to support your child's education. Khan Academy offers a wide range of resources and tools to enhance their learning experience. By utilizing this platform, we aim to provide your child with additional educational support and opportunities for growth.

In addition to the Outschool platform, this class will incorporate YouTube and Google Classroom as valuable resources. All communication and interactions will be conducted exclusively within the Outschool platform, ensuring a safe and centralized learning environment for all participants.
Joined March, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
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for 16 classes
1x per week, 16 weeks
50 min

Completed by 13 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-14
2-9 learners per class

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