Deborah Guy

I am a lifelong student who loves learning, and who loves to teach even more. My path through college included pre-veterinary studies, a brief encounter with engineering which took me through calculus 2, then on to liberal arts with a focus in psychology and Spanish for my B.S. in Liberal Arts from UF. My next turn took me into the dental hygiene program, earning an A.S. degree. I later entered graduate school (also at UF: Go Gators!) in entomology & nematology, until my first son was born. I always say that I haven't been bored a day since! Although I practiced in the field of dentistry for 27 years as a "career", I will never stop learning. After 13 years of homeschooling my 3 children, I fell in love with teaching just about anything, but my greatest passion is teaching my students, as I did my children, to love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Math-U-See Epsilon

APPROXIMATE GRADE LEVEL: 5th GRADE

**ALL MATH STUDENTS WILL NEED TO TAKE A PLACEMENT TEST AFTER REGISTRATION TO DETERMINE IF THEY ARE READY FOR THE SELECTED LEVEL (unless they took and passed a math class at UA for the 2021-22 school year).

Course Description:

Class Day: Wednesday 10:00 - 10:55 A.M.

Fractions and Other Topics

Now that students have learned basic operations with whole numbers, Epsilon covers these same operations with fractions. Fractions are presented in an intuitive way with visual explanations of equivalent fractions, common denominators, and fractions and numbers larger than 1. Fractions and operations are illustrated using our proprietary Fraction Overlay manipulatives.

Major Concepts and Skills Include:

Recognizing and generating equivalent fractions

Understanding addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions and mixed numbers

Fluently adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions and mixed numbers

Additional Concepts and Skills:

Using multiple strategies to recognize common factors

Understanding grouping symbols and their effect on order of operations

Interpreting and solving word problems

Comparing, and converting decimal fractions

Finding the area and circumference of circles

Classifying quadrilaterals

Representing fractions and fractional measurements on line plots and number lines

Using coordinates to represent ordered relationships

Required texts:

  1. Math-U-See Epsilon Student Pack (workbook & tests)

--must be NEW

  1. Math-U-See Epsilon Instruction Manual (textbook)

--used copy is fine

  1. Fraction overlay set SKU# 1225-used or new- visit: https://store.demmelearning.com/fraction-overlay-kit.html

Minimum: 3 students

Tuition: $50/month for 9 months

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