Math Foundations (9:15-10:15am MST)

Meeting Time

9:15-10:15am MST (AZ)
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34 Weeks

About the Course

Math Foundations focuses on building a strong skill foundation for Pre-Algebra and high school math courses. This will include basic facts and skills with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Students will be introduced to integers, expressions, one-step and two-step equations, and one-step and two-step inequalities.

Mrs. Math recommends this course for students in grades 5 through 7, who are ready to explore these topics. Younger students looking for advanced math curriculum should contact Mrs. Math prior to registering.

This virtual course will include 34 weeks of live video-based instruction (Mac and PC compatible), coursework for each section of each chapter, chapter tests, semester exams, and a comprehensive solutions manual for students and parents. Also included is an online gradebook and email access to Mrs. Math.

Course Outline

SEMESTER 1 CONTENT:
Unit 1: Whole Numbers
Unit 2: Factors and Exponents
Unit 3: Fractions
Unit 4: Decimals and Scientific Notation
Unit 5: Integers and Absolute Value
Unit 6: Algebraic Expressions

SEMESTER 2 CONTENT:
Unit 7: Equations and Inequalities
Unit 8: Ratios, Rates, and Proportions
Unit 9: Percent and Money
Unit 10: Unit Conversions
Unit 11: Introduction to Geometry
Unit 12: Measurement
Unit 13: Data and Statistics
Unit 14: Probability

Meet the Instructor

Amanda Stunes

Amanda Stunes

My name is Amanda Stunes. I have been an educator for 13 years, and am the founder of Mrs. Math. I received my BS in Education from the University of Arizona. I started my teaching career in 2008 at a public elementary school in Tucson, AZ, but quickly discovered my passion for teaching mathematics and moved to middle grade instruction, where I taught 6th grade math through 8th grade Algebra I for high-school credit. I pride myself in the relationships I built with students and their families, and was awarded Teacher of the Year after my students showed considerable growth on their state assessments. I am equally passionate about gifted education, and have presented my gifted curriculum at the AAGT (Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented) Conference. In my free time, I am engaged with my local church and run a meetup group for fellow pug-lovers. I enjoy playing board games, hiking, and traveling with my husband and our two kids.

I enjoy teaching students on skills that they are missing, while also finding an enjoyable and relatable way to connect with them. Especially with mathematics, students get discouraged when something is challenging for them, but my goal is for all students to have fun while building up their confidence and excelling in math. My passion is teaching, and I am excited for the opportunity to be your child’s instructor!