PRIMARY AND ELEMENTARY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Math

Primary Math, Preschool

Students will work from the book, Numbers and Skills with Button Bear by ABEKA books. With this activity book, students will enhance their knowledge of shapes, pairs, opposites, numbers 1–15, sequence of events, senses, seasons, weather, animals, countries, transportation, dot-to-dot, coloring, thinking and reasoning skills, listening skills, and more! The teacher will use activities and blocks from Math-U-See Alpha to make a fully tactile arithmetic foundation for these students.  Although this book is created with 3-year- olds in mind, it will be enhanced with writing practice and interactive games to create a very full mathematics program.

Parent Responsibility:  Parents will be responsible to help their 4 or 5-year-old student complete two pages of numbers or number activities at home weekly. Mostly, parents will need to help students with stroke patterns and writing numbers correctly.

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Primary Math, Grades K (students will test in to determine level)

The Saxon Math K curriculum includes instruction on Counting, number Recognition and sequencing, addition and subtraction, sorting, patterns and identifying shapes and geometric designs as well as telling time and using a calendar. Class Time will include hands on activities and games.

Parent’s Responsibility:

It will be necessary for parents to spend time at least three days a week reviewing topics with students and completing at-home work in the form of worksheets, as well as hands-on activities, problem-solving, and games for repetition. A weekly information sheet will be sent home explaining what has been learned in class, what is necessary to review, and instructions for at-home work.

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Primary Math (Divided by Levels A--C) (Students must test in)

We will offer three classes dealing with basic addition and subtraction, multiple digit subtraction and addition with carrying and borrowing or multiplication concepts depending on your child's placement test. We will be utilizing either Alpha, Beta or Gamma levels of the Math-U-See Curriculum which you can view at www.mathusee.com.  This is an interactive mathematics program that uses manipulatives in every lesson. Teachers will use flashcards, games, drills in addition to the student text in order to make learning math facts both fun and concrete.  All instruction, hands-on activities (including games) and assessment will be completed in class on Monday and Thursday. Parents are required for answering questions and providing accountability for completion of assigned work on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Most students can complete their assignments in 30-45 minutes on the homeschool days. More info about these classes will be coming as soon as we have a clear assessment of student interest.

Parent’s Responsibiliy

All instruction, hands-on activities (including games) and assessment will be completed in class on Monday and Thursday. Parents need to answer questions and provide accountability for completion of assigned work. Most students can complete their assignments in under an

hour Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

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Elementary Math, Levels D-F (Students must test in to determine level)

We will offer 3 classes of upper grade school math. Teachers will handle all instruction, assessment, and grading for these classes. All students will utilize manipulatives and concepts will be covered in the classroom.

  • The other will use  MathUSee Delta level, dealing primarily with division.  You can find information on the Math U See curriculum at www.mathusee.com . This is an interactive mathematics program that uses manipulatives in every lesson.
  • The third class will use Mathusee Epsilon, focusing on fractions and beginning Algebra. This is an interactive mathematics program that uses manipulatives in every lesson.
  • The fourth class will use Mathusee Zeta, dealing with percentages, decimals and basic Geometry. This class is offered as a middle school  level course. This is an interactive mathematics program that uses manipulatives in every lesson.

Parent Responsibility:

All instruction, hands-on activities (including games) and assessment will be completed in class on Monday  and Thursday. Parents need to answer questions and provide accountability for completion of assigned work. Most students can complete their assignments in under an

hour Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.