2022-2023 Year Long Classes 

The Year Long Class can be used for a complete curriculum for homeschoolers or a supplement for afterschoolers. Homework, tests, exams and grades will be assigned. For afterschoolers who do not need a grade, homework, tests and exams are optional. 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. There will be one live session per week with the instructor focused on solving weekly assignments and questions on new concepts. Students unable to attend live class sessions will be able to watch the recording. This will accommodate students in different time zones. Class will run from late August through early May.

 

Cost:

Early Bird Special: $625. After June 30, 2022 $675.

Please fill out the form to register.

CLASSES OFFERED

 

CLASSES OFFERED

Honors Pre Algebra 7/8

The course emphasizes problem solving and empowers students to think mathematically. Pre-algebra, simple algebra, geometry, data analysis, probability, and some advanced math topics are included in this rigorous series. It prepares students to gain a solid foundation for high school math. 

Note: Dimensions Math 7/8 covers entire Dimensions Math 7 plus some chapters in Dimensions 8, we will not include topics found in Algebra 1.  

Course Delivery

  1. Online platform: The main teaching is from the teacher produced video lectures. Students access class materials at any time most convenient for them, including video lectures, assignments, tests, and more through Canvas. All class materials are available 24/7.

  2. One live Zoom session per week with the instructor that focus on key concepts and challenging assignments. Attendance is optional and recording will be made accessible for those who cannot attend. 

 

Prerequisite: Honors Pre Algebra 6 / 6th grade math 

This course is for students who have completed any Grade 6 program (including Singapore Primary Mathematics 6), with solid understanding. 

 

Textbook: Dimensions Math 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B

The textbook was carefully chosen after reviewing and tutoring students with dozens of pre-algebra curriculums. The series provides thoughtful questions without overly redundant drills. A variety of problems help students gain basic comprehension before gradually building intensity and eventually applying the concept and engaging in complex thinking. The intentional progression of concepts instills a deep understanding of mathematical thinking. This highly effective approach is based on research on math mastery in Singapore, which consistently ranks at the top in international math tests. There are four levels of questions to accommodate students with different mathematical abilities.

  • Basic Practice: simple questions that involve the direct application of concepts.

  • Further Practice: more challenging questions that involve the direct application of concepts.

  • Math@Work: questions that involve the application of integrated concepts to practical situations.

  • Brainworks: higher-order thinking questions that involve an open-ended approach to problem solving.

Weekly Live Class

Weekly live Zoom meeting meets every Monday, 9 am to 10 am PST. Class will run from Aug 29, 2022 through early May. Breaks to be determined.

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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

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

B. One live Zoom session per week with the instructor that focus on key concepts, challenging assignments. Attendance is optional and recording will be made accessible for those who cannot attend. 

 

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 

Weekly Live Class

Weekly live Zoom meeting meets every Tuesday, 9 am to 10 am PST. Class will run from Aug 29, 2022 through early May. Breaks to be determined.

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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, answer keys to assignments, and more through Canvas, Webassign and College Board AP Classroom. All class materials are available 24/7. Assignments are given at the beginning of each week. There will be one live Zoom session per week with the instructor that focus on key concepts and challenging assignments. It will be recorded and made accessible for those who cannot attend. 

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.

  • Free Response Questions will be graded by the instructor.

  • College Board designed practice test questions. 

B. One optional live Zoom session per week with the instructor that focus on key concepts, challenging assignments, AP multiple choice and free response questions. Attendance is optional and recording will be made accessible for those who cannot attend. 

 

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.
 

Weekly Live Class

Weekly live Zoom meeting meets every Monday, 8 am to 9 am PST. Class will run from Aug 22, 2022 through early May.

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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.

  • Adaptive, game-like quizzes challenge students by focusing on the material with which they need the most help. 

  • Apps to perform simulations and generate graphs and summary statistics.

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

  • Free Response Questions will be graded by the instructor.

  • College Board designed practice test questions. 

B. One live Zoom session per week with the instructor that focus on key concepts, challenging assignments, AP multiple choice and free response questions. Attendance is optional and recording will be made accessible for those who cannot attend. 

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. 

Weekly Live Class:

Zoom meeting meets every Tuesday, 8 am to 9 am PST. Class will run from August 22, 2022 through May 2022. Breaks to be determined.

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