Math Core

Please note that many of the courses have prerequisites.  Students must score 87% or higher on the per-requisite to be eligible to take a course.  New students will be tested prior to the school year to place them in the math class that best fits their abilities.  Mr. Freitag will contact you to set up a testing time.  Graphing calculators are required for Algebra 1 and above.  We recommend the TI-83 Plus. 

 

 Math 6 (two semesters)                                                                        Mark Freitag

This course develops solid problem-solving skills in preparation for algebra, teaches methods of estimation, and familiarizes students with the use calculators to solve math problems.  This course is essentially a sixth grade math and is appropriate for advanced 5th graders as well as 6th graders.  Class time will consist primarily of lecture, example problems, and question and answer time.

Textbook:  Math 6    BJU Press

 

Fundamentals of Math (two semesters)                                               Mark Freitag

This class is essentially a seventh grade math and is appropriate for advanced 6th graders as well as 7th graders.  The course will essentially follow the textbook.  Homework assigments will be assigned requiring an additional 3 to 4 hours at home between classes.  Class time will consist primarily of lecture, example problems, and question and answer time.

Textbook:  Fundamentals of Math    BJU Press

 

 Pre-Algebra (two semesters)                                                               Mark Freitag

The course syllabus will essentially follow the textbook.  Homework assigments will be assigned requiring an additional 3 to 4 hours at home between classes.  Class time will consist primarily of lecture, example problems, and question and answer time.

Textbook:  Bob Jones Pre-Algebra

 

Algebra 1 (two semesters)         (Honors option)                                   Mark Freitag

The course syllabus will essentially follow the textbook.  Homework assignments will be assigned requiring an additional 3 to 5 hours at home between classes.  Class time will consist primarily of lecture, example problems, and question and answer time.

Textbook:   Algebra 1 BJU Press

 

Algebra 2 (two semesters)     (Honors option)                                        Mark Freitag

The course syllabus will essentially follow the textbook.  Homework assignments will be assigned requiring an additional 3 to 5 hours at home between classes.  Class time will consist primarily of lecture, example problems, and question and answer time.

Textbook:   Algebra 2 BJU Press

(We recommend that students take Algebra 2 before Geometry.)

 

Geometry (two semesters)     (Honors option)                                          Mark Freitag

The course syllabus will essentially follow the Jacobs Geometry book.  An emphasis will be placed on understanding mathematical concepts pertaining to the application of Algebra to Geometry, and to the preparation of the student for higher math courses such as Trigonometry and Calculus.  This class also does a great deal of work with proofs and covers the concepts of basic logic.

Textbook: Jacobs Geometry 3rd edition

 

PreCalculus  (two semesters)   (Honors option)                                          Mark Freitag

This class will be available in a tutoring format and will consist of one-to-one or small group time.  A suitable time will be worked out to meet the schedule of student and instructor.

The course syllabus will essentially follow the Bob Jones Precalculus textbook.  Homework assignments will be assigned requiring an additional 4 to 6 hours at home between classes.  Class time will consist primarily of lecture, example problems, and question and answer time.

Textbook:  Bob Jones Precalculus