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Algebra I – Kris Grigas Grade: 9 - 10 Class Size: minimum 8 maximum 15 Cost: $75 monthly; $15 materials (due in May) Text: Algebra I: Expressions, Equations, and Applications, Paul Foerster, ISBN: 0-201-860945 or 0-201-32458x Solution Manual, ISBN: (text provided by student). Prerequisites: Student should have a solid understanding of the concepts covered in prealgebra before taking this class. Description: This is a challenging course that lays the foundation for all higher mathematics. It provides the mathematical understanding to operate with concepts at an abstract level. Topics covered are: expressions and equations, negative numbers, the quadratic equation, inequalities, polynomials, exponents, radicals and quadratics. It has the normal content of a first-year high school algebra. Successful completion of this sequence prepares students for Geometry or Algebra II. Student should have a solid understanding of the concepts covered in pre-algebra before taking this class. Expect 5-7 hours coursework per week including daily lessons and tests. Tests will be provided by the instructor. Geometry – Kris Grigas Grade: 9 - 10 Class Size: minimum 8 maximum 15 Cost: $75 monthly; $15 materials (due in May) Text: Geometry: Seeing, Doing and Understanding, 3e, Harold R. Jacobs, ISBN: 0-71674361-2 Enhanced Teacher's Guide, isbn: 07167-5607-2 (text provided by student) Prerequisites: Algebra I Description: This course is a study of traditional Euclidean Geometry. The student will become familiar with both plane and solid figures. The properties of these figures will be studied through the use of undefined terms, definitions, postulates, and theorems. Geometry uses proofs to build logic skills and analytical thinking. This text includes high-interest, realworld exercises and humor to capture the students' interest and help them understand the application of what they are learning. A firm foundation in geometry is essential in further mathematical study and can help increase the appreciation of our world and our Creator. Expect 5-7 hours coursework per week including daily lessons and tests. Tests will be provided by the instructor. Algebra II - Kris Grigas Grade: 10 - 12 Class Size: minimum 8 maximum 15 Cost: $75 monthly; $15 materials (due in May) Text: Algebra and Trigonometry, Paul Foerster, Solution Manual, ISBN: 0-201-25286-4 Prerequisites: Student should have a solid understanding of the concepts covered in a college preparatory type Algebra I before taking this class. Placement test required. Description: Topics covered are: linear functions, systems of equations, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and irrational functions, sequences and series, and trigonometry. Successful completion of this class will enable a student to test in to college level mathematics or go on to a high school calculus course. Expect 5-7 hours coursework per week including daily lessons and tests. Tests will be provided by the instructor. Pre-Calc: Kris Grigas Grade: 10 - 12 Class Size: minimum 4 maximum 15 Cost: $75 monthly; $15 materials (due in May) Text: PreCalculus With Limits-A Graphing Approach, by Larson, Hostetler, and Edwards, Houghton Mifflin Company along with the Solution manual (text supplied by the student Edition and ISBN info to be provided) Materials: Graphing Calculator, TI-83 or better, Notebook, pencils, straight edge, paper, graph paper, optional – colored pencils (the world is much prettier in color) Prerequisites: Student should have a solid understanding of the concepts covered in a college preparatory type Algebra II before taking this class. If you have any questions, if your student is ready, please contact the Kris Grigas 425-222-6383. Homework Expectation: 5-7 hours Description: Pre-Calculus is designed for students planning to take Calculus. In this course, students will learn to graph and analyze functions, solve equations, analyze data and draw scatter diagrams and find curves of best fit. We will use graphing calculators to recognize patterns, visualize, explore, model and connect mathematics to various disciplines. This course will include the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o Functions and Their Graphs Polynomial and Rational Functions Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Trigonometric Functions Analytic Trigonometry Additional Tropic in Trigonometry Applications of Trigonometric Functions Polar Coordinates and Graphing Topics in Analytic Geometry Sequences and Series Writing for High School: Kimberly Williams Grade: 9-12 Class Size: 12-20 Cost: $25 monthly, $30 materials Text: Grammatically Correct 2nd edition by Anne Stilman (teacher supplied) Prerequisites: None Description: This class will provide a writing program developed from various teacher resources. We will sharpen various fundamental writing skills including: development of strong thesis statement and formal outline, correction of dangling modifiers/wordy sentences/misplaced commas/pronoun confusion, and correct usage of phrases and clauses. Some SAT prep will be covered in relation to writing prompts and writing mechanics questions. In the fall, several paragraph forms will be learned. In the spring, students will work on a persuasive research paper. Most work will be completed in class, but paragraph and research assignments will require outside work. There will be in class quizzes to reinforce and evaluate the writing mechanics skills. Homework will be minimal until research paper assignment which may require 3-5 hours per week. World History, Ancient: Dr. Paul Dean Grade: 9-11 Class size: 20 Cost: $50 monthly; $25 materials/copying fee (due in May) Text: TBD Prerequisites: 1st year ICT students must take Writing for High School; returning students are strongly encouraged. Homework Expectation: 3-5 hours Description: We will be exploring the rich history of the ancient world encompassing the time from creation up through the early middle Ages. Below is a tentative list of what will be covered. Class time will be spent in lecture and discussion. Students will be responsible for weekly reading and assignments including essays and short research papers. Agricultural Revolution Emergence of Civilization Mesopotamia Egyptian Civilization Indo-Europeans Phonecians Hebrews Assyria Persians Ancient India Ancient China Ancient Greece Rome to 500 A.D. Literature of the World, Focusing on Ancient Literature: Literature/Writing: Kathryn Dean Grade: 9 - 11 Class size: 20 Cost: $50 monthly; $20 materials (due in May) Texts: Tentative Periods cover ancient history, focusing primarily on Egypt, Greece, and Rome. We will also cover plays and short stories of the world providing a broad scope, encompassing time from creation up through the early Middle Ages. Tentative booklist includes: Tales of Ancient Egypt by Green, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths, The Iliad, The Odyssey, Till We Have Faces, the plays of Sophocles, Last Days of Socrates, The Best Things in Life and The Children's Homer by Colum. The Bronze Bow by Speare, Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (with reader's guide), Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra and Quo Vadis? by Sienkiewicz. We will be spending class time analyzing and discussing literature of the ancient world and holding it up to the light of Scripture. Students will be graded on weekly vocabulary and comprehension tests, journal entries, book tests, formal writing assignments including literary essays and creative writing, and basic historical information discussed in class. The students will be challenged to examine their own beliefs, attitudes, and behavior as they read about the lives of others. Students may expect 5 hours of homework per week. Physical Science: Rhonda Zuetschel Grade: 8-9 Class Size: 8-20 Cost: $35 monthly; $80 materials Text: Physical Science, 4th edition, BJUP 2008 Prerequisites: Completion of pre-algebra Homework Expectation: 3-4 hours per week Description: This class presents an introduction in the basic principles of chemistry and physics which will provide a solid foundation for high school biology, chemistry and physics. Topics covered include: properties of matter, atomic structure, chemistry of matter, machines , mechanics, heat , electricity, sound and the electromagnectic spectrum. As science at this level cannot be learned in 1 hour/week, students are expected to read and learn the material at home. Depending upon the student, parental involvement will be necessary to ensure understanding and completion of assignments. Class time is devoted to short lecture followed by laboratory experiments which will compliment the reading. Laboratory skills and safety will be emphasized. The student will be expected to read 10-20 pages of text, complete weekly worksheets, and write occasional lab reports. Physics – Rhonda Zeutschel Grade: 9 - 12 Class Size: 8 - 15 Cost: $45 monthly, $120 Materials (due in May) Text: Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd Edition by Wile Prerequisites: Completing of Physical Science, Algebra I and Geometry, knowledge of basic trig functions. Description: Not only is physics fun, physics is the most elegant and fundamental of the sciences – it is a study of matter, energy, space and time. As chemistry is nothing more than the applied laws of physics and modern biology is merely applied chemistry, a scientific understanding of the world requires knowledge of physics. In the mathematical precision of the laws of physics, which apply to the universe, the hand of the Creator is revealed. This course uses a rather simplistic text and focuses on the basics of physics. Motion in one and two dimensions, Newton’s Laws, Work, Energy, Waves, Optics, Electricity, and Magnetism. Class time will include both lecture and lab. Labs will include extensive work with computerized sensors introducing students to a level of technology not readily available in most classrooms. Homework includes reading text, completing problem sets and writing lab reports. Homework is expected to take 5 – 8 hours/week. While physics is fun, expect a LOT of math – solid math skills and completion of Algebra I and geometry (student may take geometry concurrently) are REQUIRED.