Prerequisites: Age 10+; ability to easily manipulate fractions, decimals & percents, and exponents is essential
This class is for all students who want to learn algebra at any level! At the beginning of the year, students will be assisted in defining their goals for the year, both in terms of what they want to cover over the course of the year and in terms of how much time and effort they want to put in each week. An instructor will then look over their curriculum with them, helping them to set some intermediate goals and a specific goal for the following week (an "assignment," if you will). Each week, a couple students will have the opportunity to present an interesting problem they've encountered recently. Then, instructors will help students grade the assignment they set for themselves the previous week, identify and work on any problem areas or misunderstandings, and set a new assignment to be completed for the following week.
This is a BYOC (Bring Your Own Curriculum) class. Instructors will work with any algebra curriculum you think will work for your child, as long as (a) we don't have to try to stream video during class (the church's wifi doesn't really support this) and (b) there are problems the student can work on paper and a solutions manual to help with grading. Life of Fred and Art of Problem Solving are two that many homeschooled students have found useful, as they are designed for students learning independently through reading the books and working the problems without a lecture component, but there are many others available; the instructors would be glad to discuss and advise if you are uncertain what curriculum to buy.
$5.50 (to cover printer toner)
4/8 min/max enrollment
Newt Sherwin is a math-loving mom of four who sometimes works her kids' algebra problems for fun. She has long appreciated math for what it can do for the sciences; now, as an adult, she is learning to appreciate the beauty of math for its own sake. She believes that math is important for life and that it can and should be learned in a fun and supportive environment.
Ren Abraham currently works as a private tutor, specializing in ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, and academic tutoring. Previously, Ren taught Math, Physics, and Social Studies in Alabama, Illinois, and Rwanda. Ren and Heather live in Gurnee and homeschool Francisco (5), Evelina (3), and another on the way.
Family must register for LOGYC Coop in order to sign up for classes.