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Allyson Bakken felt called to become a teacher at a young age and aside from becoming a mother to three beautiful ones, she considers the gift of teaching to be one of the greatest things with which the Lord has blessed her. She deeply desires to use that gift to glorify and honor Him, and she is most content when she has an opportunity to teach or mentor young people; be it in a classroom setting, at her church, or in her own home.

Allyson graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and certifications in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Gifted and Talented Education, and English as a Second Language. During her professional teaching career she utilized her knowledge and expertise in the area of mathematics to become a curriculum writer, trainer and presenter. After a fruitful career spanning over ten years in the public school system in both Waco ISD and Spring Branch ISD, the Lord called her to begin educating her three children at home. She is eternally grateful for the precious time she is able to spend with her own children and considers it a privilege to partner with other parents in the care and instruction of their children both at PREP and in her private tutoring business.

Allyson's prayer for her students is that they will leave her class with a new assurance not only in their mathematical abilities, but also in who they are as a creation in Christ; uniquely and wonderfully made in His image as a problem solver and critical thinker, and precious to Him in all that they are.

This elementary mathematics course is designed for students entering the third grade.

This class is highly interactive and the hands-on approach will allow students to reinforce computation and problem solving skills through the examination of word problems, use of manipulatives, group work, and individual quizzes and tests.

**Mathematics 3 Curriculum Description:**

- Place value through the hundred thousands place,
- Comparing and ordering whole numbers, fractions and decimals
- Estimation/Rounding whole numbers and decimals
- Addition/Subtraction (up to 4 digit numbers, with/without regrouping)
- Decimal place value to the Hundredths place,
- Multiplication (facts through 12 using skip counting and repeated addition)
- Division
- Fractions
- Geometry
- Measurement (customary and metric, time)
- Money

**This class will meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays**.

**Textbook: **BJU Math Grade 3 Student Worktext (4th Edition)

**Tuition: **$600/year or $60/month for 10 months

**Non-refundable Supply Fee: $65/year; due to Ms.Bakken upon registration with PREPCLASSES.**

**Drop Fee after September 15 will be 2 months tuition. **

**Drop Fee after December 15 will be the remaining year’s tuition.**

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This elementary mathematics course is designed for students entering the fourth grade. This class is highly interactive and the hands-on approach will allow students to strengthen and internalize mathematical concepts through the use of manipulatives, group work, and individual tests and quizzes. The goal in this class is to provide a concrete understanding of math concepts and strategies in order to ease the transition into a more difficult 5th grade curriculum next year.

__Mathematics 4 Curriculum Description:__

- Place value through the millions place,
- Comparing and ordering whole numbers, fractions and decimals
- Estimation/Rounding whole numbers and decimals
- Addition/Subtraction (up to 5 digit numbers, with/without regrouping)
- Decimal place value to the hundredths place
- Multiplication (facts through 12 memorized, 2 digit x 3 digit with renaming)
- Division (2/3 digit quotient, remainders)
- Fractions (addition/subtraction, equivalent, mixed numbers)
- Geometry (3-dimensional shapes, area, perimeter, volume)
- Measurement (customary and metric, capacity, temperature)
- Elapsed Time
- Data/ Graphs

**This class will meet twice a week on either Mondays and Wednesdays. **

**Textbook: **BJU Math Grade 4 Student Worktext (4^{th} Edition)

**Tuition: **$600/year or $60/month for 10 months

**Non-refundable Supply Fee: $65/year; due to Ms.Bakken upon registration with PREPCLASSES.**

**Drop Fee after September 15 will be 2 months tuition. **

**Drop Fee after December 15 will be the remaining year’s tuition.**

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This upper elementary math course emphasizes abstract thinking and mental math strategies within the problem solving model. This class is an interactive hands-on approach to thinking about mathematics and will use manipulatives to introduce new concepts and reinforce previous ones. Students will work in groups and complete individual tests and quizzes to show mastery of the curriculum.

__Mathematics 5 Curriculum Description:__

- Place value through the billions place,
- Comparing and ordering whole numbers, fractions and decimals
- Estimation / Rounding whole numbers and decimals
- Addition / Subtraction (up to 5 digit numbers, with / without regrouping)
- Decimal place value (to the thousandths place, equivalent decimals, multiplication / division)
- Multiplication (3 digit multipliers, factor trees)
- Prime/Composite Numbers
- Division (3 digit quotient / 4 digit dividend)
- Fractions (equivalent, improper / mixed numbers, common factors, lowest terms, multiply / divide)
- Geometry (angle measures, perimeter / surface area)
- Measurement (customary and metric, capacity, weight)
- Ratios/Percents
- Introduction to integers

**This class will meet twice a week on either Mondays and Wednesdays. **

**Textbook: **BJU Math Grade 5 Student Worktext (4^{th} Edition)

**Tuition: **$650/year or $65/month for 10 months

**Non-refundable Supply Fee: $65/year; due to Ms.Bakken upon registration with PREPCLASSES.**

**Drop Fee after September 15 will be 2 months tuition. **

**Drop Fee after December 15 will be the remaining year’s tuition.**

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This upper elementary math course emphasizes abstract thinking and mental math strategies within the problem solving model. This class is an interactive hands-on approach to thinking about mathematics and will use manipulatives to introduce new concepts and reinforce previous ones. Students will work in groups and complete individual tests and quizzes to show mastery of the curriculum.

__Mathematics 5 Curriculum Description:__

- Place value through the billions place,
- Comparing and ordering whole numbers, fractions and decimals
- Estimation / Rounding whole numbers and decimals
- Addition / Subtraction (up to 5 digit numbers, with / without regrouping)
- Decimal place value (to the thousandths place, equivalent decimals, multiplication / division)
- Multiplication (3 digit multipliers, factor trees)
- Prime/Composite Numbers
- Division (3 digit quotient / 4 digit dividend)
- Fractions (equivalent, improper / mixed numbers, common factors, lowest terms, multiply / divide)
- Geometry (angle measures, perimeter / surface area)
- Measurement (customary and metric, capacity, weight)
- Ratios/Percents
- Introduction to integers

**This class will meet twice a week on either Tuesdays and Thursdays. **

**Textbook: **BJU Math Grade 5 Student Worktext (4^{th} Edition)

**Tuition: **$650/year or $65/month for 10 months

**Non-refundable Supply Fee: $65/year; due to Ms.Bakken upon registration with PREPCLASSES.**

**Drop Fee after September 15 will be 2 months tuition. **

**Drop Fee after December 15 will be the remaining year’s tuition.**

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This introductory middle school mathematics course is designed for 6th grade students who are currently working on grade level and have completed a 5th grade mathematics curriculum. This class will take the new concepts and skills taught in 5th grade and help students learn to apply them through problem solving situations. Students will also work this year to review and strengthen their understanding of foundational elementary math concepts to help them become more successful in future math classes.

**This class will meet twice a week on either Mondays and Wednesdays.**

**Textbook: **BJU Math Grade 6 Student Worktext (3rd Ed.)

**Tuition: **$700year or $70/month for 10 months

**Non-refundable Supply Fee: $65/year; due to Ms.Bakken upon registration with PREPCLASSES.**

**Drop Fee after September 15 will be 2 months tuition. **

**Drop Fee after December 15 will be the remaining year’s tuition.**

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This introductory middle school mathematics course is designed for 6th grade students who are currently working on grade level and have completed a 5th grade mathematics curriculum. This class will take the new concepts and skills taught in 5th grade and help students learn to apply them through problem solving situations. Students will also work this year to review and strengthen their understanding of foundational elementary math concepts to help them become more successful in future math classes.

**This class will meet twice a week on either Tuesdays and Thursdays.**

**Textbook: **BJU Math Grade 6 Student Worktext (3rd Ed.)

**Tuition: **$700year or $70/month for 10 months

**Non-refundable Supply Fee: $65/year; due to Ms.Bakken upon registration with PREPCLASSES.**

**Drop Fee after September 15 will be 2 months tuition. **

**Drop Fee after December 15 will be the remaining year’s tuition.**

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A bridge to upper level high school mathematics, this foundational course is highly interactive and will help to clarify and strengthen the student’s mathematical understanding from elementary and prepare him or her for the independence of Pre-Algebra and high school math.

__Mathematics 7 Curriculum Description:__

- Whole numbers (rounding, exponents, square roots)
- Addition/ Subtraction/Multiplication/ Division
- Decimals
- Fractions (equivalent, add/subtract/multiply/divide)
- Number Theory (factors/ multiples, GCF, LCM)
- Prime/Composite
- Rational Numbers(ratios, proportions, rate, percents)
- Measurement
- Geometry (similar/congruent, circumference)
- Surface Area/ Volume
- Probability
- Integers
- Intro to Algebra (relations/functions/expressions/inequalities)

**This class will meet twice a week on either Mondays and Wednesdays.**

**Textbook: **BJU Fundamentals of Math Student Worktext (2nd Ed.)

**Tuition: **$700/year or $70/month for 10 months

**Non-refundable Supply Fee: $65/year; due to Ms.Bakken upon registration with PREPCLASSES.**

**Drop Fee after September 15 will be 2 months tuition. **

**Drop Fee after December 15 will be the remaining year’s tuition. **

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A bridge to upper level high school mathematics, this foundational course is highly interactive and will help to clarify and strengthen the student’s mathematical understanding from elementary and prepare him or her for the independence of Pre-Algebra and high school math.

__Mathematics 7 Curriculum Description:__

- Whole numbers (rounding, exponents, square roots)
- Addition/ Subtraction/Multiplication/ Division
- Decimals
- Fractions (equivalent, add/subtract/multiply/divide)
- Number Theory (factors/ multiples, GCF, LCM)
- Prime/Composite
- Rational Numbers(ratios, proportions, rate, percents)
- Measurement
- Geometry (similar/congruent, circumference)
- Surface Area/ Volume
- Probability
- Integers
- Intro to Algebra (relations/functions/expressions/inequalities)

**This class will meet twice a week on either Tuesdays and Thursdays.**

**Textbook: **BJU Fundamentals of Math Student Worktext (2nd Ed.)

**Tuition: **$700/year or $70/month for 10 months

**Non-refundable Supply Fee: $65/year; due to Ms.Bakken upon registration with PREPCLASSES.**

**Drop Fee after September 15 will be 2 months tuition. **

**Drop Fee after December 15 will be the remaining year’s tuition.**

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This final middle school math course will help students take what they have learned and begin to apply it independently in preparation for high school math. Students entering Pre- Algebra should be prepared to analyze real world situations in order to solve problems using mathematics.

__Pre-Algebra Curriculum Description:__

- Decimals/Fractions in Problem-Solving
- GCF/LCM Prime Factorization
- Problem-Solving with Integers
- Writing/Solving Algebraic Expressions/Equations
- Writing/Solving Inequalities
- Forms of Rational Numbers/Ratios/Proportions
- Percent
- Statistics/Probability
- Radicals
- Geometry (polygons, angle relationships/Pythagorean Theorem)
- Surface Area/Volume
- Polynomials (+ - x ÷)

**This class will meet twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays.**

**Textbook: **BJU Pre- Algebra (2^{nd} Ed.)

**Tuition: **$700/year or $70/month for 10 months

**Non-refundable Supply Fee: $65/year; due to Ms.Bakken upon registration with PREPCLASSES.**

**Drop Fee after September 15 will be 2 months tuition. **

**Drop Fee after December 15 will be the remaining year’s tuition. **

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