## Description

The Algebra I Mathematics Tutorial is an online review/tutorial that will help middle school students through those that have completed Algebra I. This review/tutorial is targeted for students who have gaps in some topics that are needed for them to successfully move on in their mathematical journey to the next course.

### Why I Can Help Build Your Math Confidence…

An educator since 1979, I have taught students from 1st grade through high school. A lifelong learner, I am an active member in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and its Tennessee affiliates as well as a T3 Instructor for Texas Instruments.

Currently, I am branching out to bring my love of mathematics and student success directly to students. While in the classroom, my goal was that all my students understood and appreciated the mathematics they were studying; that they could read it, write it, explore it, and communicate it with confidence; and that they would be able to use mathematics as they need to in their lives. I believe that problem solving, followed by a well-reasoned presentation of results, is central to the process of learning mathematics.

As an educational consultant, I consult with individual school districts, in training mathematics teachers on effective techniques for being successful in the mathematics classroom, supporting mathematics instruction, and STEM integrations. I have co-authored two book series, the latest is with Routledge/Taylor and Francis, *Strategic Journeys for Building Logical Reasoning: Activities Across the Content Areas (Grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12)* and the first series with Eye on Education, *Strategies for Common Core Standards for Mathematics: Implementing the Standards for Mathematical Practice (Grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12)* with Leslie A. Texas.

### Who Should Take This Online Algebra Class?

This course will be beneficial to any middle school student getting ready for Algebra I or an Algebra I student moving on to Geometry or Algebra II.

How Does Algebra I Mathematics Tutorial Work?

- There will be an orientation webinar for both parents and students that will explain how to register for the My Math Lab code and set up your account, how using the MyMathLab platform will be beneficial to your child beyond this course, how Tammy will assess your child’s level to target what he/she needs to work on the most, and will discuss the challenges that you feel your child has about learning mathematics.
- The course will consist of ten tutoring sessions that will last from 1-2 hours and take 5 weeks to complete.
- Students will take a pre-assessment so Tammy can focus on your child’s needs.
- Students will have two-year access via an on-line platform to mathematics support videos, power points, problems, examples, and help hints.
- Students will need internet access and a laptop and/or computer and a graphing calculator.

### Schedule:

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 7:00-8:00 pm CDT – FREE Orientation Webinar for parents

Topics: Get to know the Instructor, Logistics of the class, Q&A

Thursday, June 29, 2017, 8:30 – 10:30 am CDT – Initial Online Tutoring Session

Topics: The MyMathLab platform, Calculators, Beginning work on Problem Solving

Sunday, July 2, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm CDT – Numeracy review

Thursday, July 6, 2017, 8:30 – 10:30 am – The Basics of Algebra – Linear

Sunday, July 9, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm CDT – The Basics of Algebra – Quadratics and Inequalities

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 8:30 – 10:30 am – Algebra Functions – Part 1

Sunday, July 16, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm CDT – Algebra Functions – Part 2

Thursday, July 20, 2017, 8:30 – 10:30 am – Geometry

Sunday, July 23, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm CDT – Counting Methods & Basic Probability

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 8:30 – 10:30 am – Statistics

Sunday, July 23, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm CDT – Next Steps

### Topics Covered:

#### CHAPTER 1. The Art of Problem Solving

Section 1. Solving Problems by Inductive Reasoning

Section 2. An Application of Inductive Reasoning: Number Patterns

Section 3. Strategies for Problem Solving

Section 4. Numeracy in Today’s World: Estimation & Calculators as a Tool of Investigation

#### CHAPTER 6. Numeracy: Real Numbers & Their Representations

Section 1: Number Classifications, Order, & Absolute Value

Section 2: Operations, Properties, and Applications of Real Numbers

Section 3: Rational Numbers & Decimals

Section 4: Irrational Numbers, Roots, & Decimals

Section 5: Applications of Decimals & Percents

#### CHAPTER 7: Algebra: Basic Concepts

Section 1: Linear Equations

Section 2: Applications

Section 3: Ratio, Proportion, & Variation

Section 4: Linear Inequalities

Section 5: Properties of Exponents & Scientific Notation

Section 6: Polynomials & Factoring

Section 7: Quadratics & Applications

#### CHAPTER 8: Algebra – Functions

Section 1: Rectangular Coordinate System

Section 2: Lines, Slopes, & Average Rates of Change

Section 3: Equations of Lines

Section 4: Linear Functions, Graphs, & Models

Section 5: Quadratic Functions, Graphs, & Models

Section 7: Systems of Linear Equations

Section 8: Applications of Linear Systems

Section 9: Linear Inequalities & Systems

#### CHAPTER 9: Geometry

Section 1: Points, Lines, Planes & Angles

Section 2: Curves, Polygons, & Circles

Section 3: Triangles, Congruence, Similarity, & the Pythagorean Theorem

Section 4: Perimeter, Area, & Circumference

Section 5: Volume & Surface Area

Section 6: Transformations

#### CHAPTER 10: Counting Methods

Section 1: Systematic Listing

Section 2: Fundamental Counting Principle

#### CHAPTER 11: Probability

Section 1: Basic Concepts

Section 2: Properties of Probability

#### CHAPTER 12: Statistics

Section 1: Visual Displays of Data

Section 2: Measures of Central Tendency

Section 3: Measures of Dispersion

Section 4: Measures of Position