Why Take This Course?

Have you ever been on an adventure? What could math have to do with a magical quest? The answer is everything! The whole world is filled with magical, invisible math. Discover a hidden world of fractions, ratios, rates, and negative numbers while we explore new ideas!

In the Middle School math program, we work with students to solidify foundational skills that will serve them in high school, college and most importantly – in real life. Math is taught in context, so it is relevant and meaningful. We challenge students to move beyond the common idea that only certain types of people can do math by giving them strategies to approach skill-based learning experiences.

Course Framework

Unit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4
How can I use ratios to understand and describe my world?How can I use fractions to understand and describe my world?How can I use negative numbers and the concept of absolute value to understand and describe my world?How can I use the concepts of volume and surface area to understand and describe my world?
What are equivalent ratios?How can I use fractions to understand and describe my world?
What makes fractions equivalent?
Why are negative numbers useful?How can I draw 3-dimensional objects?
Why are ratios useful?How do I reduce fractions?How can I describe location with numbers?How do I find the volume of a figure?
What methods can I use to solve ratio problems?How do I add and subtract fractions?How do I find the distance between positive and negative numbers?How do I find the area of non-rectangular quadrilaterals?
What is a unit rate and how is it related to ratios?How do I multiply fractions?What does absolute value mean?How do I find the surface area of a figure?
How do I divide fractions?Why is the negative sign the same as the subtraction sign?How can nets help me find the surface area of a figure?
How do I convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions?How do I add and subtract negative numbers?How can I use a coordinate plane to communicate location?

Text for Live Course*

AuthorTitle
Stanley SchmidtLife of Fred: Fractions

*If your student is taking the self-paced version of this course, no texts or materials are required.

Details

• Prerequisites: None
• Versions & Estimated Weekly Hours: 5*
• Format: Live / Self-paced
• Credits: 0.5

*Math students will spend four hours in live workshops with a mentor or tutor and an estimated 30 minutes a day practicing math.