Math

Summer Math Camp: 7th & 8th Grade Review or Prepare for PreAlgebra

This summer math camp reviews 7th and 8th-grade skills to reduce skill loss over the summer or prepare students for upcoming Pre-Algebra classes!
77 total reviews for this teacher
9 reviews for this class
Completed by 14 learners
Class

45 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 8 weeks

11-16

year olds

6-18

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

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Jun 13

Jun 13 - Aug 3 (8 weeks)
Mo, We
7:15pm - 8pm
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Description

Class Experience

Week 1:       Working with Fractions
                             Simplifying, Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Fractions
Week 2:       Ratios and Proportions
                             Setting up Ratios, Simplifying Ratios, Scale Factors, and Similar Figures
Week 3:       Integer Operations
                             Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Positive and Negative Numbers
Week 4:       Exponents and Order of Operations
                             Basic Exponents, Basic and Complex Order of Operations with Negatives
Week 5:       Expressions and Variables
                             Combining Like Terms, Distribution, Factoring, and Evaluating Expressions 
Week 6:       Solving Equations
                              Solving One, Two, and Multi-Step Equations 
Week 7:       Function Tables and the Coordinate Plane
                              Coordinate Points, Functions, X,Y Charts and Graphing Functions
Week 8:       All About Slope
                               Slope from a Graph, Graphing a Function and finding Slope, Slope from Two Points
Hello! My name is Elizabeth Seney and I have been an educator for the last 23 years. I am incredibly passionate about teaching Secondary Mathematics as well as Integrated, Project-Based homeschool curriculum. 

As a young adult, my teaching experiences began with Special Education in Southern California, where I spent two years at the elementary level. I then taught Computers for another 3 years before transitioning to teaching mathematics.

I began teaching math at the middle and high school level in North Carolina, USA. I am able to teach any grade level from 6th grade through high school Calculus. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, a Master's Degree in Secondary Education, and once held a North Carolina Teaching Certificate in Secondary Mathematics.

My professional training has taught me how to differentiate mathematics learning for a variety of learning modalities. I have teaching experience and specialize in working with students of all learning needs including gifted, atypical neurodevelopment, and dyslexia/dysgraphia. I have curricula development training in the fields of Integrated Learning and Project-Based Learning. I am qualified to teach personal projects that integrate every secondary subject including Writing, Literature, Humanities, Science, and a variety of Electives such as pottery, fine art, digital art, videography, and basic technology courses such as web design and basic coding. 

After some time in traditional public school settings, I transitioned to teaching secondary mathematics in a Montessori setting at a Montessori Farm School in Ohio. My professional training in this educational field was invaluable as I learned how to use materials and visuals to connect the hand to the mind during mathematics learning. 

I have the AMI Secondary Montessori Adolescent Certificate which includes the ability to teach all subject levels at a middle and high school level. The most important part of this experience was my ability to branch out and become a Secondary Generalist. 

After 7 years in this setting, I used this variety of training and professional experiences to start my own curriculum writing and consultation business. I traveled around the United States, writing Integrated and Project-Based curricula for new middle schools and helping the administration train their teachers. My most recent professional position, prior to teaching here on Outschool, was as the Writer and Director of a new Middle School here in South Carolina. 

During Covid, I transitioned to at-home teaching for the benefit of my own middle school students. I wrote online Project-Based curricula for them, developed digital materials, digital projects, and learned how to use Google Digital applications to teach and collaborate. It's as close to teaching in person as it gets.

On a whim, I chose to list some of my mathematics classes and curricula on Outschool and I fell in love. The platform itself is well managed but more importantly the connections I've been able to make with families, and the teaching I've been able to do is what I consider the best of my entire career. I am able to offer very specific classes that meet the needs of math students in a way I've always dreamed of being able to do! I transitioned to fully teaching on Outschool and have reaped the joy and connections with families over the last two years.

I believe the sum of these varied experiences has made me the teacher I am today. I view secondary students as the whole child, rather than recipients of a specialized subject. I approach each of my students as individuals, respecting and adapting to their learning needs and personal passions. I'm incredibly passionate about my mathematics teaching but also about my homeschool consulting and Project-Based instruction. Please make sure to ask me about both!

I hope to see you in class!
Each class period, students will be given approximately 20-30 minutes of daily practice that follows the lessons taught. While not mandatory, it is highly recommended that students complete this homework between sessions.
If your learner is planning to take more online math classes like this one, I recommend getting a pen and tablet device. 

Devices such as iPads and tablets have these built-in. However, external pen and tablet devices, also known as drawing tablets or graphics tablets, can be purchased on Amazon for as little as $25. The ability to write on the whiteboard using a pen device rather than a mouse is invaluable for participation in mathematics learning. Some of my students love working exclusively on the whiteboard during class to increase their learning and our collaboration!
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
There will be no formal assessments in this course since it is a review course. However, please feel free to reach out to me if you'd like a paper copy of the 7th-grade End of Course math test or regarding how your learner did throughout the class!
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Since we use Google Slides, a Google Account is required but is free to obtain. Students can be guided to get their own but a parent or guardian can use their Google Account if it is preferred. 
We use Google Slides in order to assign work and live collaborate during class. A Google account is required and is free. Students can use any Google account either of their own or of a parent or guardian. Through Outschool, I will send a Google Slides document that contains all their work, notes, and homework.

We also use the Zoom Whiteboard extensively for lessons. The only device that does not allow students to annotate on the Zoom Whiteboard is a Chromebook. I recommend that your student not use a Chromebook if possible. I also recommend avoiding cell phones to log in as they are very difficult to navigate the Whiteboard and Google Classroom (though not impossible! especially for tech-savvy kids).

Teacher

Elizabeth Seney
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Making Math Easy and Fun
77 total reviews
33 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Elizabeth Seney and I have been an educator for the last 23 years. I am incredibly passionate about teaching Secondary Mathematics as well as Integrated, Project-Based homeschool curriculum. 

As a young adult, my teaching... 
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