This FULL SEMESTER COURSE (BUNDLE) is comprised of 8 units representative of over 60 topics from grade 3 to 7. They are IN THE SAME ORDER in which I teach pre-Algebra B at my charter school. Its purpose is to review ALL ASPECTS OF FRACTIONS as well as elementary DECIMAL. PERCENT and ALGEBRAIC EXPRESSIONS concepts.
Also included are 12 FINAL EXAM formats of varying difficulty. (NOTE: these units can take some time to go through and the 8th unit on PERCENT can be difficult to reach. SO, I have constructed the FINALS so that they EXCLUDE UNIT 8 in case you are forced to skip it by in the course of the semester.)
INCLUDED is a TEACHER's GUIDE of every teaching reference utilized by the enclosed problems as well as every (large) diagram needed by the problems. From this alone the unit can be thought through and designed. Also included is a SPECIAL RUN of level 1 (simplest) problems that basically provides you with a preview of each of the skills. A READ ME FIRST text file puts the whole course in perspective.
Further, for each UNIT I have added a READ ME FIRST text file detailing what has worked well for me.
The course was designed and created when it became obvious that many of my secondary school students were actually at the 3rd and 4th grade level relative to mathematics and were ill-prepared for any coursework at their presumed age level. This course is the result of a lot of experimentation and thought--which is still going on.
After reviewing and analyzing this course for purposes of placing it on the TpT website, I have to say that it sure is meant to eliminate fundamental difficulties with several concepts once and for all and, because of my emphasis on assigning difficulty levels to every problem, it can really be used as an instructional guide for just about any group of struggling high school students.
[The problems in All UNIT WORKSHEETS and the PREVIEW 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.]
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 included units are: UNIT 1: Introduction to Fractions
, UNIT 2: Uncommon Denominators
, UNIT 3: Mixed Numbers+
, UNIT 4: Multiply & Divide Fractions
, UNIT 5: the CLOCK & Misc uses of Fractions
, UNIT 6: Decimals and Order of Operations
, UNIT 7: Algebraic Expressions
and UNIT 8: Percent+
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 A Sampler: (textbook-less course)