Pre-Algebra Course Outline

Week of August 28 – September 15, 2017

Mr. John R. Wallace, Jr., Senior Administrator

 

Students:

All things have a beginning and an end.  This is the beginning of a school year and the beginning of our study of Pre-Algebra. Part of a success in any venture in life is determining that with God’s leading and help, we will be able to develop the personal character traits needed to accomplish that venture. The task at hand, the study of Algebra, will require you to have diligence, patience, faithfulness, discipline, and many other traits. Each one of us in this class should ask God to help us become what we need to be to accomplish the successful study of Algebra.

Why? Why should we allow God to work within us in a way that we may perceive He will take away some of the “freedom” that we seem to want so badly? The answer is simple: because in doing so, we will become more useful to God. Our character will be transformed into His, and our minds filled with new skills. As we become more useful to God, the more of HIs blessings will flow into our lives. His peace, joy, and contentment will exact true freedom upon us beyond what we could ever construct on our own.

Please think and pray about this as we begin this school year. I am looking forward to working with each one of you. I will do my best to make this class a growing experience for us all! I love and appreciate you guys!

Mr. Wallace

This Week’s Plan:

Most of these concepts should be a review for you. This will be a week of making sure that you are solid on these concepts.  Be sure that you help in this process by doing every problem until they are correct and you have 100% understand and knowledge of the concepts.

Monday, August 28- Drill fact cards for +/-/x. Complete Speed Test #1. Lessons 1.1 Introduction to Numbering Systems and Review of addition/subtraction/and multiplication concepts. Review terms that describe each value in each operation. Complete all problems on pages 2-3 of your textbook. Homework will be to finish all problems that were not completed in class. Study terms associated with each function that was covered in class today.

 

 

Tuesday, August 29- Drill fact cards for +/-/x and terminology cards. Complete Speed Test #2. Review concepts covered in 1.1. Lessons 1.2 Teach Division of Whole Numbers. Review terms that describe each value in the division operation. Complete all problems on pages 4-5 (top) of your textbook. Homework will be to finish all problems that were not completed in class. Study terms associated with each function that was covered in class today and yesterday.

Wednesday, August 30- Drill fact cards for +/-/x/ division and terminology cards. Complete Speed Test #3. Review concepts covered in 1.1 and 1.2. Lessons 1.3 Teach Order of Operation. This is very fundamental to the study of Algebra and must be mastered. Teach: Principles of Mathematics for all for functions- Commutative, Associative, Distributive and Identity. Complete all problems on pages 5 (bottom) to page 8 (top) of your textbook. Homework will be to finish all problems that were not completed in class. Study Order of Operation and Principles of Mathematic covered in class.

Thursday, August 31Review in detail Order of Operation and Mathematical Properties covered yesterday. Complete Speed Test #4. Lessons 1.4.  Teach: Rounding of Numbers and Roman Numbers. Complete all problems on pages 8 (bottom) to page 10 of your textbook. Homework will be to finish all problems that were not completed in class. Study terms associated with each function that was covered in class today and yesterday.

Friday, September 1- Review and drill concepts in sections 1.1-1.4. Complete Speed Drill #5. Teach Factors and Prime/Composite Numbers. While these concepts are a review of things that you should already know like the other concepts that we have covered this week, it is important to review them. Complete pages 11 and 12 in the student textbook. All problems not completed in class become homework. You should also begin to study for a quiz on sections 1.1 and 1.6 that will be given this coming Wednesday.

Monday, September 4- Labor Day- No School

Tuesday, September 5-  Complete Speed Test #6. Review concepts and terms covered in 1.1-1.5. Lessons 6: Teach Prime Numbers and Prime Factoring. Complete all problems on pages 13-15 (top) of your textbook. Homework will be to finish all problems that were not completed in class. Study for your first quiz- Quiz #1 on sections 1.1-1.6. We will review 1.6 prior to taking Quiz #1.

Wednesday, September 6-  Complete Speed Test #7. Check 1.6 in detail to assure understanding. Quiz #1.  Teach: Lesson 7-Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple. Review several problems at the board. Complete all problems on pages 15 (bottom) to page 17 (top) of your textbook. Homework will be to finish all problems that were not completed in class.

 Thursday, September 7Complete Speed Test #8. Review Quiz results. Teach Lesson 8: Introduction to Fractions/ Proper and Improper Fractions. Complete all problems on pages 18 to page 19 (top) of your textbook. Homework will be to finish all problems that were not completed in class. Begin to review for Quiz #2 which will cover Lesson 7-9.

Friday, September 8- Review and drill all concepts in lesson 7-8. Complete Speed Drill #9. Teach Addition and subtraction of fractions- again, this should be review of your previous work in math. While these concepts are a review of things that you should already know like the other concepts that we have covered since the beginning of the school year, it is important to review them. Complete pages 20 and 22 (top) in the student textbook. All problems not completed in class become homework. You should also begin to study for a Quiz #2 on lesson 7-9 that will be given this coming Wednesday.

Monday, September 11- Complete Speed Test #10. Review all concepts again in lesson 7-9 of Chapter 1. Check Lesson 9 in class. Teach Lesson 10- Multiplication of fractions. Complete page 23- 24 (top). All problems not completed in class become homework. You should study for a Quiz #2 on lesson 7-9 that will be given this coming Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 12- Quiz #2 on Lessons 6-9 of Chapter 1. Complete Speed Test #11. Teach Lesson 11- Division of Fractions and Complex Fractions. Complete all problems on pages 24-26 of your textbook. Homework will be to finish all problems that were not completed in class. Study terms associated with each function that was covered in class today and yesterday. Prepare for Test #1 on Lessons 1-12 of Chapter 1 which will be given on Friday.

Wednesday, September 13- Complete Speed Test #12. Review concepts covered in Lesson 1-11. Check Lesson #11 in class. Review and Reteach Lessons 12- Whole Number and Fraction Review.  Complete all problems on pages 27 to page 29 of your textbook. Homework will be to finish all problems that were not completed in class. Study Order of Operation and Principles of Mathematic covered in class. Prepare for Test #1 on Lessons 1-12 of Chapter 1 which will be given on Friday.

Thursday, September 14-  Complete Speed Test #13. Check Review Lesson #12 correcting missed problems in preparation for Fridays Test #1 (Lessons 1-12)  Teach:  Lesson 14- Decimals and adding/subtracting decimals. Complete all problems on pages 30-32 of your textbook. Please note that this lesson will not be on your test tomorrow. You are still responsible for completing this lesson by Monday’s class. You should spend this evening studying for the test #1. Homework will be to finish all problems that were not completed in class by Monday’s class.

Friday, September 15- Test #1 (Lesson 13) which covers Lessons 1-12. No homework if you completed Lesson 13 last night. If you did not complete it, you must have it completed by Monday’s class.

 

 

Romans 10:9-10  That if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shall believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shall be saved. (10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.