About the Course
Pre-Algebra is a primary branch of algebra designed to prepare students for high school algebra and beyond. Students expand their knowledge of real numbers and their operations and explore solving a variety of problems using variables. Taking a pre-algebra course can give students initial exposure to the fundamentals of algebra and help them perform better in future courses.
Mrs. Math recommends this course for students ages 12+ who are ready to explore these topics. Enrollment age is flexible, however, younger students looking for advanced math curriculum should contact Mrs. Math prior to registering.
This online course will include 34.5 weeks of live instruction, printable coursework for each unit, assessments, and a comprehensive solutions manual for students and parents.
SEMESTER 1 CONTENT:
Chapter 1: Reviewing Whole Numbers
Chapter 2: The Real Number System
Chapter 3: Integers and Absolute Value
Chapter 4: Data & Statistics
Chapter 5: Algebraic Expressions
Chapter 6: Laws of Exponents
Chapter 7: Equations
SEMESTER 2 CONTENT:
Chapter 8: Ratios and their Applications
Chapter 9: Percent
Chapter 10: Inequalities
Chapter 11: Introduction to Functions
Chapter 12: Linear Functions
Chapter 13: Geometry
Chapter 14: Measurement
For a more detailed scope and sequence, please click here.
Meet the Instructor
My name is Amanda Stunes. I have been an educator for 15 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!