Math Fundamentals

Classes Begin September 11th, 2017

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Back by popular demand! Math Fundamentals Course specifically designed for Homeschool students.

This course was designed to be a stepping stone for homeschool students that may have struggled with math basics in the past.

This course covers essential skills including computations with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, as well as applications of these skills to problems from geometry, statistics, and other areas of math. These and other skills covered are fundamental to student success in pre-algebra and beyond.

Call us now to learn more about this course. Registration and Assessment fees waived for all registrations received before August 31, 2017.

Algebra 1

Classes Begin September 11th, 2017

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HLC’s “Algebra I,” is a 70 hour course designed to cover topics ranging from operating on expressions and solving equations to analyzing and graphing linear and quadratic functions. To begin, we examine various expressions and discuss the meaning of like terms. We combine expressions and break them apart using the basic operations as well as laws of exponents and factoring. Radicals will also be reviewed here, and simplest radical form will be stressed. Comfort in working with expressions leads us to equations of one and two variables for study. Linear equations get us started with understanding aspects of graphs such as intercepts and slope. Simple applications, such as solving systems of equations, will extend our time studying linear equations in different contexts. Along the way, we’ll visit the general notion of a relation and a special class of relations called functions. We’ll apply these ideas to our familiar linear equations before extending to quadratic equations. We end our course with a thorough examination of quadratic functions, which includes topics like factoring, completing the square, finding a vertex, and identifying solutions.

NOTE: If your schedule does not fit ours, call the office. We have programs available to fit your busy schedule and/or to help your child assimilate into our classes.

Tuition: $595.00 Per Class

Registration Fee: $49.00

Student Assessment Fee $99.00

NOTE: If you are registering more than one child,

please call the office to take advantage of our discounted pricing for additional students.

540-504-7040

About These Math Courses

HLC is committed to offering courses that are relevant, engaging, and transformative for its students. To make this vision a reality, our courses are philosophically designed around three central ideas: 1) math is a useful and powerful tool to understanding our world; 2) math is a process that we can enjoy if we approach it with the right goals and attitude; and 3) math is one cohesive, organic whole that we should be curious to explore to make new connections.

The first idea is apparent at once. Want to see a parabola in real life? Go to your nearest water fountain and watch the trajectory of the water. Want to figure out that 20% tip for your meal? Take 10% and double it. Which box of cookies is the better bargain? Divide the total cost by the number of cookies to see how much you’re paying per cookie. Want to know if that ladder will make it around that tight hallway corner? A right triangle diagram and trigonometry will tell. Math is everywhere around us if we care to look.

The second idea is oft-overlooked, but it is critically important. Too often, students are interested in only the answer to a mathematical question. They aren’t challenged to think about what a question or concept really means. We strive to emphasize the pathway to an answer over the answer itself. This helps students understand that the point of math isn’t an answer, but rather a process of reasoning through to a solution. Math is enjoyable if your goals focus on how to solve problems and seeing the value in a process.

The third idea is the subtlest of all. Intuitive understanding and appreciation of mathematics comes from seeing the bigger picture. This isn’t always easy to do, but to transform our understanding means to form links between the things we know to things we don’t. These classes are excellent on their own, but taken in sequence, they will feature hints to the future and references to the past to help students see connections and, hopefully, pique their interest and curiosity. Even if they never study math formally again, the ability to question and search for higher truths in any discipline is valuable in itself.

These aren’t your average mathematics courses. These courses stress that math is at your service if only you study it, that it is satisfying to study with the right frame of mind, and above all that it is a vibrant, grand design for us to explore together. HLC’s math courses go beyond showing you the ropes; they empower you with the sense that math is yours.

Geometry

Classes Begin September 11th, 2017

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HLC's “Geometry,” is a 70 hour course designed to cover logic and sets as a baseline to build toward understanding shape properties, structural relationships, and mathematical reasoning. We begin with a quick survey of the properties of real numbers and a review of basic angles and triangles. We’ll also collect some terminology for future reference. This is our entry point to deductive reasoning, and we’ll place this into the context of algebra where possible to provide a familiar environment to learn. Logic and sets will be stressed. We extend from here to the study of lines and angles to practice justifying mathematical statements. With these, we are prepared to examine the triangle in detail, capturing the subjects of similarity and congruence as we go. Right triangles will receive special attention, given their myriad applications and trigonometry connection. We’ll then combine triangles together to form other polygons and study their properties, culminating with a strategy to find the area of any regular closed shape. Our final chapter will extend the topics of perimeter and area to their three-dimensional counterparts, surface area and volume.

Math Classes begin the week of: To Be Announced