The sampler is comprised of 146 problems representative of 73 topics from grade 3 to 7. They are IN THE SAME ORDER in which I teach pre-Algebra A at my charter school. The course was designed and created when it became obvious that the majority of the new students in my school did not need high school math as much as they needed a RESET or a comprehensive course dealing with all the topics that were NEVER MASTERED. This is that course (actually, though, the problems shown are just about 7% of the problems that are actually available for the course.
The PREVIEW is confined to Grade 5 problems.
[The problems in All WORKSHEETS and PREVIEWS are printed in difficulty (1 [easy], 2 [not so easy], 3 [proficiency] up to 4 [mastery]) order within a skill. The actual difficulty level appears slightly to the left of the DK box of each problem in a very small font. Also, instructional references appear on worksheets but are optional on quizzes.]
NOTE: every pair of problems is preceded by the Common Core Standard code (in green) that is applicable.
NOTE also: this course focuses on the primary operations plus some geometry. The second semester deals heavily with fractions and an introduction to algebra.
NOTE also: there are many more sets of problems that can be selected for this course (in fact, I CAN PROVIDE THE ENTIRE COURSE, unit by unit, with 2 assessments per unit--one of moderate difficulty and one that is slightly more difficult). I continually experiment from year to year and, frankly, add to the overall near-42,600 problem base as a result of experience and paying attention to what other math teachers say and do.
As of 2/2/15 I have made the following revisions to this product:
1. the addition of a moderate difficulty assessment (level 2) with answer key
2. the addition of a less moderate difficulty assessment (level 3) with answer key
As of 6/20/2016 I have added the READ ME FIRST text file that is included in the actual course BUNDLE.
THE IDEA BEHIND THE ASSESSMENTS IS THAT IF YOUR HS STUDENTS CANNOT PASS EITHER ONE THEN, MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, THEY COULD BENEFIT FROM THIS ENTIRE COURSE.
A questionnaire that I have used from year to year to ascertain if the new secondary student needs to have a pre-Algebra course is
the Pre-Algebra Questionnaire
. I have found that ONLY a paper-based series of questions allows me to see the various weaknesses of each student. Take a look at it.
The units of the 1st semester course are the UNIT 1: Properties of Numbers
, the UNIT 2: PLACE VALUE
, the UNIT 3: Multiplication, etc.
, UNIT 4: BASIC (+, -, x) OPERATIONS
,the UNIT 5: SIGNED NUMBERS
, UNIT 6: LONG DIVISION
, UNIT 7: ESTIMATION+
and UNIT 8: FACTORS & MULTIPLES
All 8 are included in the FULL COURSE: HS [Remedial] Pre-Algebra A FULL textbook-less course (BUNDLE)
You might also want to check out the the Grade 9-12 Summary
, the HS [Remedial] Algebra 1A Sampler: (textbook-less course)
, the HS [Remedial] Algebra 1B Sampler: (textbook-less course)
, the HS [Remedial] Algebra 2A Sampler: (textbook-less course)
, the HS [Remedial] Algebra 2B Sampler: (textbook-less course)
, the HS [Remedial] Applied Math I Sampler: (textbook-less course)
, the HS [Remedial] Applied Math II Sampler: (textbook-less course)
, the HS [Remedial] Geometry A Sampler: (textbook-less course)
and the HS [Remedial] Geometry B Sampler: (textbook-less course)
for grades 9-11.
Possibly the most important of all are the 2 semesters of Pre-Algebra that I have had to concoct and hone over the last decade. So, look at the HS [Remedial] Pre-Algebra B Sampler: (textbook-less course)