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.
GRADE LEVEL: 6-7th
Class: Thursday 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Decimals, percents and other topics.
Zeta extends the student’s concept of place value to the right of the decimal point. Students learn to complete core operations with decimals. The connection between fractions and decimals is presented.
Major Concepts and Skills Include:
Expanding understanding of place value from positive powers of ten to include decimals
Fluently adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing multiple digit decimals using place-value strategies
Solving real-world problems with decimals and percentages
Understanding the metric system and converting from one unit of measure to another
Additional Concepts and Skills:
Understanding and simplifying exponents
Understanding negative numbers and representing them on the coordinate plane
Using properties of operations to simplify and evaluate algebraic expressions
Interpreting and graphing relationships between dependent and independent variables
Understanding of plane geometry & geometric symbols
Using ratio reasoning to solve problems
**Placement test required for this class; tutor will contact enrolled families with details.**
Math-U-See Zeta Student Pack (workbook & tests)
Math-U-See Zeta Instruction Manual (textbook)
Minimum: 5 students
Cost: $55/month for 9 months