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Stephanie Frederick has a B.S. Ed. Degree from Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State University) with teaching credentials in mathematics and psychology. She taught in Klein ISD for 7 years, and then remained home to be a homemaker and a mom, homeschooling in the early years. Stephanie has taught in the PREP Classes program since 2002. She also teaches private piano lessons and enjoys playing the keyboard for various groups, including FOTS (Fellowship of the Swing), a community Jazz Band.

She and her husband, Dale, a retired public school teacher, have 4 sons: Jared is married to Hadriane, raising two young sons and proudly serving in the US Air Force (Italy). Joel and Anna live in the SW Houston area. Jacob and Brenna are new homeowners in Tomball. John and Allison, who serves in the US Navy, currently reside in North Carolina.

The Frederick children are graduates of Louisiana State University, Texas A&M University, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and University of Texas - San Antonio, with graduate degrees from Gordon Conwell Reformed Seminary (MA in Religion), University of Houston: Bauer School of Business (MBA) , Colorado State University - Global Campus (MS in Finance) and University of Texas - San Antonio (MS in Statistics).

Stephanie and Dale have attended Cypress Bible Church since 1987.

Willing to work with students outside of class at tutoring sessions, Mrs. Frederick especially enjoys seeing students have a “lightbulb” moment of understanding in her classes. “All students are capable of learning, no matter their learning style.” She strives to see each student have success in doing their very best academically, and growing as a person, to love God and to love others.

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 algebra concepts and applications. Students must be able to take detailed notes (quickly) from the board and copy examples worked in class to review at home. Students will use the textbook as a resource for reference, daily homework assignments, and test review.

*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:**

- the number system
- solving equations; single-step and multi-step; single/multi variable
- ratios and proportions
- solving and graphing linear equations
- solving and graphing linear systems of equations
- solving and graphing linear inequalities
- solving and graphing linear systems of inequalities
- polynomials and factoring
- quadratic equations
- exponential and radical equations
- study skills and organization, in order to be a more independent learner
- test-taking techniques

Often, we will apply concepts to real-life situations. Students will be expected to complete word problems. Graphing will be integrated into the teaching.** **Students should expect to spend as much time * outside* of class on their work as they do attending class per week. The class meets 2 hours one day a week and 1½ hours on the second day of the week, for a total of 3½ hours per week. This class will earn the student 1 high school

**Textbook: ** HOLT Algebra 1: Texas Edition

ISBN 978 0030 416 583

**Workbook: ** HOLT Algebra 1 Practice and Problem Solving Workbook

ISBN 978 0554 024 042

**Tuition Deposit:** $100 (refundable before August 1). This is the first month’s tuition.

**Tuition Installments: ** $100 per month (Sept-Feb: 6 months)

Student is NOT registered for the class until the Deposit (First Month’s Tuition) and Supply Fee have been paid.

**NOTE:** This is a two-day / week class (Monday and Wednesday).

If you are paying by PayPal, please add $5 for each month’s tuition.

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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

**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 (Introduction)
- 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

Students should expect to spend as much time * outside* of class on their work as they do attending class per week. The class meets 2 hours on one day a week and 1½ hours on the second day for the week, for a total of 3½ hours per week. This class will earn the student 1 high school

**Textbook: ** HOLT Algebra 2: Texas Edition

ISBN 9780030416644

**Workbook:** HOLT Algebra 2 Practice and Problem Solving Workbook

ISBN 978 0547 354 033

**Tuition Deposit:** $100 (refundable before August 1) This is the first month’s tuition.

**Tuition Installments:** $100 per month (Sept-Feb: 6 months)

Student is NOT registered for the class until the Deposit/First Month’s tuiton and Supply Fee have been paid.

**NOTE:** This is a two-day / week class.

If you are paying by PayPal, please add $5 for each month’s tuition.

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It is imperative that any student registering for Geometry 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: **

- Mathematics dealing with points, lines, planes, and solids
- Properties, measurement, and mutual relation of geometry in space
- Geometric proofs and constructions
- Development of logical reasoning and thinking skills
- Application of geometry through word problems and visuals
- Organization and study skills, to be a more independent student
- SAT/ACT preparation throughout the year, skills essential for standardized testing.

Students should expect to spend as much time * outside* of class on their work as they do attending class per week. The class meets 2 hours one day each week and 1½ hours on the second day of the week, for a total of 3½ hours per week. This class will earn the student 1 high school

**Textbook: ** HOLT Geometry: Texas Edition

ISBN 979 0030 416 629

**Workbook:** HOLT Geometry Practice and Problem Solving Workbook

ISBN 978 0554 024 165

**Tuition Deposit:** $100 (refundable before August 1). This is the first month’s tuition.

**Tuition Installments:** $100 per month (Sept-Feb: 6 months)

Student is NOT registered for the class until the Deposit/First Month’s tuition and Supply Fee have been paid.

**NOTE: ** This is a two-day / week class.

If you are paying by PayPal, please add $5 for each month’s tuition.

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*This pre-calculus course is the culmination of all math courses, with the addition of Trigonometry. Students learn how algebra and geometry are related and applied in the real world.*

**Topics include:**

- Basic statistics, and sequences and series
- Number systems, graphs, systems of equations
- Functions, including polynomial functions, power functions and rational functions
- Exponential and logarithmic functions
- Trigonometric functions with real-world applications
- Analytic trigonometry and appropriate applications
- Analytic geometry in two and three dimensions
- SAT/ACT preparation throughout the year, skills essential for standardized testing.
- Development of logical reasoning and thinking skills
- Organization and study skills, to be a more independent learner

Students who complete this class should be well prepared to enter a college level calculus course. It is** imperative** that students enrolling in PreCal have a working knowledge of Geometry and Algebra 2.

Students should expect to spend 3 – 6 hours outside of class on their work per week. The class meets for 1 ½ hours on Mondays and Wednesdays for a total of 3 hours each week. This class will earn the student 1 high school **honors credit** in math.

**Textbook:** Advanced Mathematics… Richard G. Brown

ISBN 978 0395 421 680

**Workbook:** Student Resource Guide for Study and Review …Richard G. Brown

ISBN 978 0395 421 703

**Tuition Deposit: ** $100 (refundable before August 1). This is the first month’s tuition.

**Tuition Installments:** $100 per month (Sept-Feb: 6 months)

Student is NOT registered for the class until the Deposit/First Month’s tuition and Supply Fee have been paid. ** **

**NOTE:** This is a two-day / week class.

If you are paying by PayPal, please add $5 for each month’s tuition.

****Section A and B are the same course taught at different times. Section A is a 2 Day Class meeting Monday and Wednesday. Section B is a 1 Day Class meeting on Thursday.**

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*This pre-calculus course is the culmination of all math courses, with the addition of Trigonometry. Students learn how algebra and geometry are related and applied in the real world.*

**Topics include:**

- Basic statistics, and sequences and series
- Number systems, graphs, systems of equations
- Functions, including polynomial functions, power functions and rational functions
- Exponential and logarithmic functions
- Trigonometric functions with real-world applications
- Analytic trigonometry and appropriate applications
- Analytic geometry in two and three dimensions
- SAT/ACT preparation throughout the year, skills essential for standardized testing.
- Development of logical reasoning and thinking skills
- Organization and study skills, to be a more independent learner

Students who complete this class should be well prepared to enter a college level calculus course. It is** imperative** that students enrolling in PreCal have a working knowledge of Geometry and Algebra 2.

Students should expect to spend 3 – 6 hours outside of class on their work per week. The class meets for 1 ½ hours on Mondays and Wednesdays for a total of 3 hours each week. This class will earn the student 1 high school **honors credit** in math.

**Textbook:** Advanced Mathematics… Richard G. Brown

ISBN 978 0395 421 680

**Workbook:** Student Resource Guide for Study and Review …Richard G. Brown

ISBN 978 0395 421 703

**Tuition Deposit: ** $100 (refundable before August 1). This is the first month’s tuition.

**Tuition Installments:** $100 per month (Sept-Feb: 6 months)

Student is NOT registered for the class until the Deposit/First Month’s tuition and Supply Fee have been paid. ** **

**NOTE:** **This is a one-day / week class. **

If you are paying by PayPal, please add $5 for each month’s tuition.

****Section A and B are the same course taught at different times. Section A is a 2 Day Class meeting Monday and Wednesday. Section B is a 1 Day Class meeting on Thursday.**

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