PLEASE NOTE:

This list of classes is everything we could offer this year. Not all classes will make it onto our class schedule. If you see something here that is not on the schedule, then contact the instructor for that class. If you are uncertain of your child’s math placement, please contact Mrs. Kimberlee Terry.


Upper Elementary Math

Instructor: Mrs. Christine Blankenship
Grade Level or Ability Level: For students aged 10-12 or 5th/6th grade level.
Pre-requisite: Students should be able to multiply and divide multiple digit numbers.
When: 2x weekly
Min / Max Enrollment: 4/10

This course introduces topics such as fractions and decimals. The class will cover 1-2 topics each week and 1-3 homework hours a week should be anticipated.


Middle School Math

Instructor: Mrs. Kimberlee Terry
Grade Level or Ability Level: For students 11-13, or 6th/7th grade level.
Pre-requisite: Students should be able to multiply, divide, add and subtract fractions and decimals.
When: 2x weekly
Min / Max Enrollment: 4/10

This course introduces topics such as percents, ratios, variables and inequalities. The class will cover 1-2 topics each week and 1-3 homework hours a week should be anticipated.


Pre-Algebra

Instructor: Kimberlee Terry
Grade Level or Ability Level: For students age 13-15, or 7th – 9th grade level.
Pre-requisite: Students should have seen exponents, percents, variables and inequalities, although proficiency is not necessary.
When: 2x weekly
Course Length: 2 Semesters
Min / Max Enrollment: 4/10

A high school student that does not feel ready for Algebra or a 13 yr old that is strong in math would fit into this class.  Students should have seen exponents, percents, variables and inequalities, although proficiency is not necessary.  The class will cover 1-2 topics each class and 3-5 homework hours a week should be anticipated.


PLEASE DON’T HURRY ALGEBRA!

At ZLO, we honor how God has made us, and allow a student to learn when they are ready to learn. If students are allowed to get a full foundation of algebra beneath them when they are cognitively ready for it, they will be more likely to ATTEMPT harder subject areas and SUCCEED.

For this reason, we offer both Algebra in One Year, and Decompressed Algebra – taking two years to unfold Algebra 1.


Decompressed Algebra, a Two-Year Course

Instructor: Mrs. Christine Blankenship
Grade Level or Ability Level:8th – 11th Grade
When: 2x weekly
Pre-requisite: Students must have completed a Pre-Algebra course.
Course Length: 4 (FOUR) Semesters:

Decompressed Algebra – Year One (2 semesters)
Decompressed Algebra – Year Two (2 semesters)

All other info same as below, for Algebra.

Students should expect 3 – 5 hours of homework per week.

This is EXACTLY the same course as Algebra in one year, but is spread across four semesters. It is particularly appropriate for young students who have completed all of Pre-Algebra, have demonstrated the cognitive maturity for algebra, but who may drown in the amount and the pace of homework required. It is also appropriate for older students who prefer a slower pace, and for parents with demonstrated math phobia. We LOVE teaching this course! We can allow students to simmer gently and not be in a hurry. This is also a good course for students who are busy with extra-curricular activities.


Algebra, a One-Year Course

Instructor: Mrs. Kimberlee Terry
Grade Level or Ability Level: 8th – 10th grade level.
Pre-requisite: Students must have completed a Pre-Algebra course.
Also required: A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator, any species, OR an approved graphing calculator app for your device (usually under $5)
When: 2x weekly
Course Length: 2 Semesters
Min / Max Enrollment: 4/10

This is a high school level class. Students should anticipate 3-5 hours of homework per week.


Geometry

Instructor: Mrs. Kimberlee Terry
Grade Level or Ability Level: 9th – 12th Grade
Pre-requisite: Students must have completed an Algebra course.
Also required: A scientific calculator capable of handling trigonometric functions.
When: 2x weekly
Course Length: 2 Semesters
Min / Max Enrollment: 4/10

This is a high school level class. Students should anticipate 3-5 hours of homework per week.