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Mrs. Greco has a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Systems from Grove City College in PA. Following college she received her secondary math teaching credentials through courses at Buffalo State College in NY. After teaching and tutoring in the public schools for three years, she stayed home to raise and homeschool her four children and began teaching with PREP in 2008. She is actively involved with ESL, Missions, VBS, and Women’s Ministries at Christ Church in Katy where her husband is the senior pastor. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, working on puzzles, and spending time with family and friends.

THIS IS A TWO-DAY CLASS.

(**NOTE:** Class times are NOT necessarily the same for the 2 class days.)

This class is appropriate for students who have successfully completed a year of Pre-algebra and have strong problem-solving skills. Class time will be spent teaching concepts and applications. Students are to take detailed notes and copy examples worked in class to review at home. Students will use the text as a resource for reference, daily homework assignments, and test review. The text must be purchased before class begins.

**Topics covered: **

- Number system
- Basic equation solving
- Ratios and proportions
- Linear equations and systems
- Polynomials and factoring
- Quadratic equations and inequalities
- Other non-linear equations
- Organization and study skills, to be a more independent student
- Development of logical reasoning and thinking skills

Concepts will be applied to real life situations and graphing will be integrated into the teaching. Students will be expected to memorize formulas and definitions throughout the year. Much of the material in this course will be found on the math portion of the SAT and the ACT. Successful completion of this class will prepare a student for Geometry followed by Algebra 2.

**TEXTBOOK and WORKBOOK:** Holt Algebra 1 & Workbook

Specific book and class information will be sent to students upon receipt of the deposit and supply fee.

Students should expect to spend as much time outside of class on their work as they do attending class per week (3 hours). This class will earn the student 1 high school **honors** credit in math.

**Tuition: **yearly tuition of $700 covers both classes per week

** **($675 if paid in full by the first day of classes)

**Deposit: **$100 (refundable before August 1)

**Supply Fee: **$50 (non-refundable)

**Installments:** $100 per month (Sept – Feb)

**Student is NOT registered for the class until the Deposit and Supply Fee have been paid.**

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THIS IS A TWO-DAY CLASS.

(**NOTE:** Class times are NOT necessarily the same for the 2 class days.)

Students must have successfully completed an Algebra I course before enrolling in this class. We will study the branch of mathematics dealing with points, lines, planes, and solids, and examine their properties, measurements, and mutual relations in space. Geometric proofs and coordinate geometry, both of which promote logic and thinking skills, will also be used to learn this material. Much of the material in this course will be found on the math portion of the SAT and the ACT.

**TEXTBOOK:** Holt Geometry

Specific book and class information will be sent to students upon receipt of the deposit and supply fee.

Students must supply their own compass, protractor, ruler, and scientific calculator. If you prefer a graphing calculator, I would recommend a TI 84 Plus as it works well for future math classes, but is not required for Geometry.

Students will be expected to take detailed notes during classes and to complete daily homework assignments using their notes and textbook for reference. Students should expect to spend as much time outside of class on their work as they do attending class per week (3½ hours). This class will earn the student 1 high school **honors** credit in math.

**Tuition: **yearly tuition of $700 covers both classes per week

($675 if paid in full by the first day of classes)

**Deposit: **$100 (refundable before August 1)

**Supply Fee: **$50 (non-refundable)

**Installments:** $100 per month (Sept – Feb)

**Student is NOT registered for the class until the Deposit and Supply Fee have been paid.**

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THIS IS A TWO-DAY CLASS.

(**NOTE:** Class times are NOT necessarily the same for the 2 class days.)

It is imperative that any student registering for Algebra 2 be very proficient in their Algebra 1 skills.

If you have questions about class placement, please contact me as early as possible so that decisions may be made in a timely manner to allow the student maximum success in their math studies.

**Topics covered: **

- Relationships between different branches of mathematics
- Extension of Algebra I skills
- Real-life applications of math, including construction, engineering, sports, and video skills.
- Probability and statistics
- Matrices and logarithms
- Conic sections
- Sequences and Series
- Quadratic expressions and equations
- Trigonometry (if time permits)
- SAT / ACT preparation throughout the year, skills essential for standardized testing.
- Organization and study skills, to be a more independent student
- Development of logical reasoning and thinking skills

The TI 84 Plus CE calculator will be used in this class. The regular TI 84 Plus is also acceptable. Any other calculator must be approved ahead of time.

**TEXTBOOK:** Holt Algebra 2

Specific book and class information will be sent to students upon receipt of the deposit and supply fee.

Students should expect to spend as much time outside of class on their work as they do attending class per week (3½ hours). This class will earn the student 1 high school **honors** credit in math.

**Tuition: **yearly tuition of $700 covers both classes per week

($675 if paid in full by the first day of classes)

**Deposit: **$100 (refundable before August 1)

**Supply Fee: **$50 (non-refundable)

**Installments:** $100 per month (Sept – Feb)

**Student is NOT registered for the class until the Deposit and Supply Fee have been paid.**

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