NHA MATH CLASSES - $125 PER STUDENT

Parents will be provided with a answer key for daily assignments to ensure timely feedback for students.  Parents and students are expected to grade daily assignments at home and maintain homework grades.  Tests will be turned in to the instructor for grading.  Homework grading is available for an additional fee of $75 per student per semester.

Prealgebra - Instructor – Elizabeth Lin


This course is rigorous and taught at an advanced level.  Only parents and students who are comfortable working on their own should enroll.


This course prepares students for the formalized study of Algebra 1. Students will be engaged in representing problem situations with symbolic expressions, functions, and equations. Students will be expected to solve one-variable equations involving the set of rational numbers efficiently and accurately. They will investigate the relationships among data, in particular linear relationships. This course serves as an introduction to modeling and solving contextualized problems through graphs, tables and symbolic representations. Students will be able to identify functions as linear or nonlinear and contrast their properties using tables, graphs and/or equations.  Students should have completed study of basic math functions and be proficient in fractions before registering for prealgebra.


Prerequisites:  Demonstrated proficiency in basic math functions, advanced place value (including standard form, word form, expanded form and exponent form), fractions (including the 4 operations through mixed fractions, converting mixed numerals and improper fractions, comparing and ordering, and fractions on a number line), decimals (including reading and writing decimals, the 4 operations through mixed decimals, comparing and ordering, and decimals on a number line).


Required Texts:

Holt Pre-Algebra (2008) ISBN:  978-0-030-93468-1

 

Enrollment Prerequisites: pretest and/or consent of the instructor is required for admission to the course.


Algebra I - Instructor – Elizabeth Lin


This course is rigorous and taught at an advanced level.  Only parents and students who are comfortable working on their own should enroll.


Algebra I serves as the first in a foundation for advanced mathematical courses by providing a complete treatment of the topics in elementary algebra. Instructional emphasis will be placed on modeling real-life situations with expressions, equations, inequalities and systems of equations, and inequalities. In addition, students will explore functions as they represent real-world phenomena in the form of tables, equations and graphs through the use of technology.  Students should have a good mastery of prealgebra and be capable of independent work for 1-2 hours per day in math before registering for algebra 1.


Prerequisites: Successful completion of a standard prealgebra program. 


Required Texts:

Algebra: Structure and Method - Book 1, By: Brown, Dolciani, Sorgenfrey, Cole ISBN: 978-0-395-97722-4


Algebra II - Instructor – Elizabeth Lin (Course not offered in 2019-2020)


This course includes an introduction to precalculus.  It is rigorous and taught at an advanced level.  Only parents and students who are comfortable working on their own should enroll.


Algebra II includes a study of the real number system; first degree equations and inequalities; polynomial functions including higher order equations and inequalities; rational algebraic expressions and fractional equations; complex numbers; functions; logarithms; problem-solving techniques; applications of algebra in the areas of data analysis; probability; combinatorics; matrices; sequences and series; trigonometric ratios; trig functions; trigonometric graphs, identities, and equations. Students should have a good mastery of Algebra 1 and be capable of independent work for 1-2 hours per day in math before registering for algebra 2.


Prerequisites: Successful completion of a standard algebra I program.


Required Texts:

Algebra: Structure and Method - Book 2,  By: Brown, Dolciani, Sorgenfrey, Cole ISBN: 978-0-395-97725-5  or  978-0-395-77118-1


Geometry - Instructor - Elizabeth Lin 

This course includes an in depth study in geometric proofs.  It is rigorous and taught at an advanced level.  Only parents and students who are comfortable working on their own should enroll.


Geometry introduces students to theory and application of formal and informal reasoning as well as to synthetic, coordinate, and transformational approaches. This flexible and comprehensive course emphasizes and integrates logical reasoning and spatial visualizations. Topics include the following: Points, Lines, Planes, and Angles; Deductive Reasoning; Parallel Lines and Planes; Congruent Triangles; Quadrilaterals; Inequalities in Geometry; Similar Polygon; Right Triangles; Circles; Constructions and Loci; Areas of Plane Figures; Areas and Volumes of Solids; Coordinate Geometry; and Transformations. Our time in class is limited, so we will focus on introduction of the material and practice in class each week. Practice exercises will generally be completed at home. In the interest of time, I will send the chapter tests home, but they should be taken without using books or notes. To do otherwise would be cheating.  This course is recommended for high school or advanced middle school students who have already successfully completed algebra 1..


Prerequisites: Successful completion of a standard algebra 1 program.


Required Texts:

Geometry By: Jurgenson, Brown, Jurgenson ISBN: 978-0-395-97727-9