The foundation for strong math literacy is math facts mastery. It is the gateway to fractions, which in turn,

is the gateway to algebra. Students who master their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts

are better equipped to tackle higher-level math problems later on. The Mad Dog Math (MDM) System will help students learn tricks and techniques to make acquiring math facts simpler and easier. The MDM System, along

with Marcy Cook Tile Cards and various math games, will be utilized in the classroom at three separate stations. Tricks and individual fact families (one per week) will be taught at the Teacher Station. Exciting math games to reinforce concepts will be played at the Math Games Station. Analytical skills will be challenged at the Tile Station. This multi-level class will also be divided into groups according to grade level. Grades 1-2 will focus on addition

and subtraction facts, while grades 3-6 will concentrate on multiplication and division facts. All students will move through the 3 stations each week to master facts at their own pace. Mom helpers will assist in overseeing two individual stations throughout the year. With hard work, deliberate intention, and repetition, students will gain confidence as each new fact family is mastered. If your child finds math frightening, laborious, or discouraging,

then this is the class for him or her. If your child is in need of acquiring math facts, or moving from accuracy to automaticity (fast, accurate recall with very little thought), then this class is the answer. Teaching videos are

available on Mrs. Kotoff's website (MadDogMath.com) to help parents understand the program and reinforce

the math tricks at home. This class makes learning math facts fun!

Registration Fee: $295/year

26-week schedule

Material Fee: $5 for classroom supplies

Recommended text or supplies:

$16 for FLASHCARDS and $68 for the WEB-BASED VERSION of MDM to be paid directly to the instructor when classes begin.

Students will receive grade-level flashcards and a subscription to the Mad Dog Math-ANYWHERE online software program for the school year to reinforce the techniques learned in class.

Mrs. Kotoff

Mrs. Julie Kotoff taught in Christian schools for most of her teaching career, including one year in a Compton public school. She also worked as an administrator at Calvary Chapel's MCA, mentoring teachers and coordinating curriculum from kindergarten through sixth grade. Because of her fervent desire to help students succeed in math, she developed and perfected MAD DOG MATH. An exciting, motivating, and challenging program to help students commit math facts to memory. She is currently using her expertise to cultivate a solid foundation of math skills for home school students.

This course supplements the student's home study of Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra 2.0 version. Students will review basic math concepts, including fractions, decimals, percentages and expand on this knowledge to learn polynomials, radicals, algebraic equations, geometric principles, slopes, y-intercept, inequalities, and more. Each week, class time will be spent previewing lessons and corresponding practice problems for the following week, as well as answering questions. Students will be expected to complete daily interactive lectures from the accompanying CDs and complete the assigned problems and tests on paper. If additional help is needed, the CDs include step-by-step audiovisual instruction for all of the problems in a fun, dynamic way. By taking a weekly class, students benefit be receiving review and reinforcement of the concepts covered the previous week, as well as instruction that will help them comprehend the topics for the coming week. For student accountability and to keep on schedule, students will present their home tests for review and validation. Parents will be responsible for proctoring the test at home. In addition to explanations given in class, the instructor will provide an email address where parents and/or students can ask questions during the week. Students are encouraged to purchase their text, CDs and supplies early, since it is important to arrive on the first day of class ready to learn. Students should bring their textbook and binder to every class. Placement tests are available online through Teaching Textbooks at: www.teachingtextbooks.com to assess student readiness for Pre-Algebra.

Registration Fee: $325/year

29-week schedule Material Fee: $10/year for misc. teacher handouts and class supplies.

Recommended text or supplies:

Teaching Textbooks, Pre-Algebra version 2.0

Student Text, Answer Key/Test Bank, and CD Set version 2.0

Students will also need a 3-ring binder for homework

Angie Cunningham

Mrs. Angie Cunningham has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and worked both as a pediatric and medical/surgical nurse. She successfully home schooled her three sons through high school. One of them is currently majoring in engineering, while the other two possess college degrees in mathematics. Mrs. Cunningham has served as an ISP director in the Pasadena area and taught general science and high school biology to co-op students. Having instructed her sons through high school level math, she successfully prepared them to pursue math and engineering degrees. She has a passion for all life sciences, and thoroughly enjoys teaching and interacting with home school students.

This course uses the Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1 interactive CD's and textbook with clear illustrations and instruction hints. Class presentations include instruction, assignment schedules, warm-ups, and helpful tips and techniques for problem solving. Worksheets

and assignment packets help students follow along during class lecture and to practice new concepts. Students submit graded assignments and tests each week in class. Grading can be accomplished through the use of either the answer key booklet or the automated grading feature on the CD set. Step-by-step audiovisual solutions are included. Parents supervise in-home tests (approx. every 2 weeks). The CD automatically grades homework and tests so parents don't have to, or the separate answer key may be used. Test 1 (provided by instructor) will be taken during the first day of class for practice. Math systematically builds upon itself, and students are encouraged to stay on schedule. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions provided. Lectures begin promptly at 8:40 am. To

assess student readiness for Algebra 1, a printable placement test is available at www.teachingtextbooks.com.

Registration Fee: $325/year 29-week schedule Material Fee: $15/year for weekly lecture packets, supplemental worksheets, and chapter reviews.

Recommended Text and Supplies:

Available at: teachingtextbooks.com

Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1 CD-Set, Version 2.0

(see website to check computer compatibility requirements).

Mrs. Tina Halverson received her bachelor’s degree from UC Irvine and worked for over eight years in the rehabilitation industry helping people with disabilities to secure suitable, gainful employment. While homeschooling her two children, she enjoyed teaching a wide array of subjects, including math, bible, science, logic, speech, history, and language arts. She is also an approved test administrator with BJU Press and holds a substitute teaching license with the Department of Education. Teaching at HSFM since 2015 has given her a wonderful opportunity to share her Christian faith and encourage students to pursue academic excellence in a fun, positive way.

This course supplements the student’s home study of Teaching Textbooks Algebra 2, Version 2.0. Topics include solving and graphing linear and quadratic equations, exponents, irrational numbers, radicals, imaginary and complex numbers, systems of equations, inequalities, absolute value, logarithms, statistics and probability. The text contains 133 lessons and 17 tests. Class time is spent previewing lessons and corresponding practice problems for the week, as well as answering questions. Students are expected to watch daily interactive lectures using the accompanying CDs and complete all assigned problems and tests on paper. As needed, students can access step-by-step instructions on the CDs. For accountability purposes, students are required to submit their graded assignments and tests. It is the parent’s responsibility to proctor tests at home. All assignments and tests must be graded before submitting. This can be accomplished using the answer key or the CD automated grading feature. The benefits students receive by meeting weekly include accountability, review and reinforcement of previous concepts, instruction and insight to new concepts, and a place where their questions can be answered. In addition, the instructor will provide an email address where parents and/or students can ask questions during the week. Students should purchase the text early, complete Problem Sets 1-6, and submit them (graded) on the first day of class. Prerequisites: Algebra 1 (required), Geometry (recommended). A placement test is available online through Teaching Textbooks at www.teachingtextbooks.com to assess student’s readiness.

Registration Fee: $325/year

29 weeks Material Fee: $10/year for misc. teacher handouts and class supplies.

Recommended Text and Supplies: Teaching Textbooks Algebra 2 Current 2.0 Version and computer (see website for software updates to check compatibility). Student Text, Answer Key/Test Bank and CD set. Available at: www.teachingtextbooks.com Students will also need to purchase a scientific (or graphing), calculator, 3-ring binder, college-ruled (loose-leaf) paper, and graph paper.

Mrs. Capalbo

Mrs. Laurie Capalbo earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara. After nine years of working in satellite communications, she left the aerospace industry and was promoted to homemaker and mother of three girls. She has been an instructor at HSFM since the math program began in 2011. In addition, she provides math tutoring for students from elementary school to college. Her passion for teaching math has enabled her to present concepts in a student friendly manner. She challenges students to not just learn "how" to do math, but also understand "why" we do math.

This course will extend the student’s home study of the Geometry Teaching TextbooksVersion 2.0 curriculum and accompanying CDs (required). Class time will present new concepts, discuss their application, answer questions and solve practice problems. Students will be expected to use the CDs for daily lectures, step-by-step solutions for any problems they miss, and automated grading. For accountability, students will present their graded assignments/tests to be recorded. By taking a weekly class, students benefit by receiving review and reinforcement of the concepts covered the previous week, as well as instruction that will help them understand the topics for the coming week. It will be the parent’s responsibility to proctor the tests at home. Before the first class, students are encouraged to complete the first few lessons from Chapter 1 to familiarize themselves with the curriculum.

Registration Fee: $325/year

29-week schedule

Material Fee: $10/year

for misc. teacher handouts

and class supplies.

Required text and supplies: Teaching Textbooks Geometry, Version 2.0 and computer (see website for software updates to check compatibility).

Students will need to purchase a calculator (scientific preferred), 1½ or 2 inch binder, loose-leaf college-ruled and graph paper.

Mrs. Porter

Mrs. Natalia Porter comes prepared to teach HSFM math and science classes, having graduated with a nuclear engineering degree from UC Berkeley in 1985, and worked in the power generation, copper milling, and aerospace industries. She and her husband home schooled their son and daughter through G8 and she has been involved in youth ministries for 25 years. With her husband also an engineer and math doctoral student at UCI, her daughter an engineering student at UC Davis, and her son majoring in audio engineering, the Porter family continues to share their academic journey together, which includes Mrs. Porter sharing her love for math and science with home school students through HSFM.

This course supplements the student’s home study of Teaching Textbooks Pre-Calculus version 2.0. Topics include polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, radical, and trigonometric functions, vectors, polar coordinates, systems, matrices, determinants, analytic geometry, sequences, probability, statistics, and an introduction to derivatives and integrals. Students learn to use a graphing calculator. The text contains 88 lessons and 13 chapter tests. Class time is spent previewing lessons and corresponding practice problems for the week, as well as answering questions. Students are expected to watch daily interactive lectures using the accompanying CDs and complete all assigned problems and tests on paper. If necessary, students can access step-by-step instructions on the CDs. For accountability purposes, students are required to submit their assignments and tests. It is the parent’s responsibility to proctor tests at home. The benefits students receive by meeting weekly include accountability, review and reinforcement of previous concepts, instruction and insight to new concepts, and a place where their questions can be answered. In addition, the instructor will provide an email address where parents and/or students can ask questions during the week. Please order the curriculum early. Students should complete Lessons 1-7 and submit them (graded) on the first day of class. Prerequisites: Algebra 2 and Geometry. A placement test is available through Teaching Textbooks at www.teachingtextbooks.com to assess student’s readiness for Pre-Calculus.

Registration Fee: $325/year

29-week schedule Material Fee: $10/year for misc. teacher handouts and class supplies.

Students will need to purchase a graphing calculator, binder, college ruled (loose leaf) paper, and graph paper.

Mrs. Capalbo

Mrs. Laurie Capalbo earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara. After nine years of working in satellite communications, she left the aerospace industry and was promoted to homemaker and mother of three girls. She has been an instructor at HSFM since the math program began in 2011. In addition, she provides math tutoring for students from elementary school to college. Her passion for teaching math has enabled her to present concepts in a student friendly manner. She also challenges students not to just learn “how” to do math, but understand “why” we do math.