2022-2023 Self-Paced Course

The Self-Paced Class can be used for a complete curriculum for homeschoolers or a supplement for afterschoolers. Tests and exams will not be graded. Grades will not be assigned. Students access class materials at any time most convenient for them, including video lectures, assignments, discussion, tests and exams. All class materials are available 24/7. Class expired in a year.

 

Cost: $400.

Please fill out the form to register.

CLASSES OFFERED

 

CLASSES OFFERED

 

Honors Pre Calculus  

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive study of functions, which are the basis of calculus and other higher mathematics courses. The students will study the properties and graphs of trigonometric, polynomial, rational, inverse, exponential and logarithmic functions, inequalities, polar coordinates, complex numbers, conic sections, matrices, vectors, sequences, series, counting and probability. Students who successfully complete this course will be ready to take AP Calculus and college Calculus. 

Course Delivery

Online platform: Students access class materials at any time most convenient for them, including video lectures, assignments, and more through Canvas. All class materials are available 24/7.

 

Prerequisite: Algebra 2

 

Textbook: Precalculus by Margaret L. Lial, John Hornsby, David I. Schneider, Callie Daniels.

 

Technical Requirements:

  • Computer, high-speed internet access, e-mail capability, with camera

  • Smartphone or scanner to save multiple handwritten pages as a single PDF file

  • Graphing calculator – TI-89, TI-Nspire, or TI-83/84 Plus 

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AP Calculus AB 

AP Calculus AB is equivalent to a first-semester college calculus course. Topics include functions, limits and continuity, derivatives, and integrals. The course will focus on applying the skills and concepts of calculus to modeling and solving problems across multiple representations. It includes specific preparation for the AP AB Calculus exam. Students will practice AP-style questions, to familiarize themselves with the format and grading techniques.

Calculus AB is the equivalent of one semester of college Calculus and is usually taken by students pursuing majors in the social sciences, life sciences, math and physical science. With the elimination of SAT Math subject test, more students would like to take an AP Calc AB exam as a validation of their math education. Calculus AB covers less material and is conducted in a slower pace than Calculus BC.

 

Students access class materials at any time most convenient for them, including video lectures, assignments, tests and exams through Canvas, Webassign and College Board AP Classroom. All class materials are available 24/7. College Board can only be accessed during the school year. 

 

Course Delivery

A. Online platform.Students access class materials on Canvas, WebAssign and College Board AP Classroom any time most convenient for them. All class materials are available 24/7. 

  • Teacher produced video lectures for each section. 

  • Weekly assignment, chapter tests and exams

  • Instruction of how to use calculator.

  • College Board designed practice test questions. 

 

 

Textbook:

1. Calculus for AP 2nd Edition by Ron Larson and Paul Battaglia ISBN 9780357431948

2. Webassign for homework. 

Detail instruction of purchasing textbook will be given later. 

Technical Requirements:

  • Computer, high-speed internet access, e-mail capability, with camera

  • Smartphone or scanner to save multiple handwritten pages as a single PDF file

  • Graphing calculator – TI-89, TI-Nspire, or TI-83/84 Plus 

 

Prerequisite:

All students should have successfully completed Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II and Precalculus. If you have not completed the prerequisite, please sign up for Honors Precalculus classIn particular, you should understand the properties of linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and piecewise-defined functions and know how to graph these functions and solve equations involving them. You should also be familiar with algebraic transformations, combinations, compositions, and inverses for general functions. If you are unsure, you can take the diagnostic test.

Why take this class? 

Calculus AB is the equivalent of one semester of college Calculus and is usually taken by students pursuing majors in the social sciences, life sciences, math and physical science. With the elimination of SAT Math subject test, more students would like to take an AP Calc AB exam as a validation of their math education. Calculus AB covers less material and is conducted at a slower pace than Calculus BC.
 

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AP Statistics

This one year course is equivalent to an introductory, non-calculus-based college course in Statistics. It will prepare you well for the AP Statistics exam. You will learn about the major concepts and tools used for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. You will explore statistics through discussion and activities, design surveys and experiments.

Skills you will learn:

  • Selecting methods for collecting or analyzing data

  • Describing patterns, trends, associations, and relationships in data

  • Using probability and simulation to describe probability distributions and define uncertainty in statistical inference

  • Using statistical reasoning to draw appropriate conclusions and justify claims

 

Course Delivery:  

A. Online platform. Students access class materials on Canvas and the College Board AP Classroom any time most convenient for them. All class materials are available 24/7. 

  • Video lectures for each section. 

  • Online assignment provides students with real-time targeted feedback based on their specific misconceptions or understanding of the course material.

  • Videos of how to use TI-89, TI-Nspire, and TI-83/84 calculator.  

  • College Board designed practice test questions. 

Text Required:

  1. The Practice of Statistics, Daren S. Starnes; Dan Yates; David S. Moore Sixth Edition. This is the most updated version that features a revised College Board organization to match the new unit structure in the 2019-2020 Course Framework for AP® Statistics. You can purchase a used copy online or from my past students. I will share a spreadsheet of contact info of books for sale.

  2. Sapling Plus, Online Homework Assignments, Worked Example Videos, Worked Exercise Videos, Chapter Review Exercise Videos, TI-83/84, TI-Nspire and TI-89 Calculators Videos Statistical Applets, Data Sets, Flashcards.

Detailed instruction will be given after registration.

 

Technical Requirements:

  • Computer, high-speed internet access, e-mail capability, with camera

  • Smartphone or scanner to save multiple handwritten pages as a single PDF file

  • Graphing calculator – TI-89, TI-Nspire, or TI-83/84 Plus 

Prerequisite:

All students should have successfully completed Algebra II. If you have not completed Algebra II, please sign up for my Honors Algebra II class. 

Why Take This Class? 

“Statistical Thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write.” - H.G. Wells. Statistics is the most widely used branch of mathematics, which we use to analyze the world around us. In the information age, computers allow us to collect and store information in previously unimaginable quantities. Statistical literacy is needed for the data analysis skill which has become a tremendous asset in education and job application, regardless of career. Statistics is needed in science, technology, business, medical, psychology, economics, and politics. Many students found statistics the most interesting math class in their high school education. 

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