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 in grades 6+ 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.
SEMESTER 1 CONTENT:
Chapter 1: Variables, Expressions, and Integers
Chapter 2: Solving Equations
Chapter 3: Multi-Step Equations and Inequalities
Chapter 4: Factors, Fractions, and Exponents
Chapter 5: Ratios, Proportions, and Percent
SEMESTER 2 CONTENT:
Chapter 6: Linear Functions
Chapter 7: System of Equations
Chapter 8: Geometry
Chapter 9: Measurement (Area and Volume)
Chapter 10: Data Analysis and Probability
Meet the Instructor
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!