Courtney Vipperman


Hello, my name is Courtney Vipperman. For the past fifteen years I have been an owner/operator of a home daycare. I would teach each child from the age of 2 & up and assist the older children with their homework and additional work during the summer to better prepare everyone for their schoolwork. I have home schooled my own children as well. Along with teaching children regular school curriculum, I have felt it my calling to teach children at their level about the Lord. I am excited to be part of Utmost Academy co-op to help your student not only grow with standard education, but in God's Word as well!

Math-U-See

Epsilon

APPROXIMATE GRADE LEVEL: 5th GRADE

Course Description:

Monday & Thursday: 10:00 A.M.-11:00 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

Cost: $50/month for 9 months