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: $310/year

26-week schedule

Material Fee: $5 for miscellaneous classroom supplies

Recommended Text or Supplies

Highly recommended:

flash cards: $16

online software $68 for the year

Mrs. Kotoff

Mrs. Julie Kotoff has been in education for more than 4 decades. Most of her teaching career was spent in Christian education at MCA, Calvary Chapel’s Christian Elementary School in Costa Mesa. While there for 24 years, she taught third grade for nine years and sixth grade for two. After 11 years in the classroom, Julie was asked to come into administration where her main duties were 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 homeschool students. She has been working with homeschool families for 8 years and enjoys every minute. She acknowledges that "no one works harder than homeschool moms and it is an honor to come alongside and help lighten their load".

Students who have mastered basic math facts for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, such as the Mad Dog Math (MDM) graduates now have the opportunity to continue learning and practicing math concepts with Middle Math Facts (MMF). The course is designed to cover G4-6 math standards, but is also appropriate for G7-8 students who need additional review and practice. As with MDM, students will progress through stations, mastering concepts according to ability. The level of difficulty for the station activities will vary in order to accommodate students who are newly being introduced to the topics and also for students who have previously learned the concepts but need additional practice for proficiency and confidence. Topics for stations include:

STATION 1 ~ Algebra concepts with positive & negative integers, exponents, & order of operations

STATION 2 ~ Shapes and Number Concepts with perimeter, area, divisibility rules, prime/composite numbers & factoring STATION 3 ~ Fractions with common multiples, simplification and equivalent fractions, number line, & mixed numbers STATION 4 ~ Fractions with addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division STATION 5 ~ Fractions with mixed numbers STATION 6 ~ Decimals with place value for addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division, variables, rounding & estimating. Applications for word problems will be integrated throughout.

With a total of 6 stations, some students will complete STATIONS 1-6, while others will complete 5, 4, or 3 total STATIONS in a given year. As with Mad Dog Math, Middle Math Concepts is a supplement to any G4-7 math curriculum used at home and will prepare students for pre-algebra. As such, this class can be repeated until students gain understanding and mastery of each concept being taught and practiced in class. Students will receive weekly activity pages for continued practice at home along with their daily grade level math curriculum.

Ms. Saundra McCormick has been been tutoring students in math and science since 2007 and has a passion for teaching both subjects at all levels. Throughout her tutoring experiences, she has seen areas where students struggle in math and has gained an understanding of teaching techniques that help students grasp various concepts. Having served in the Jr. high and high school ministries at her church since 2011, she decided to pursue a master's degree in clinical psychology at Hope International University because she enjoys working with people. In her free time she enjoys sewing and belongs to a medieval combat society.

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: $330/year

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

Required 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

**Note** Compatibility of Teaching Textbook’s 3.0 online version for the purposes of HSFM math classes is pending review and consideration.

Mrs. Mara Nophsker has a master's degree in English and a bachelor's degree in English and math from La Sierra University. She also taught at La Sierra University for six years before starting a family. She has been homeschooling since 2012.

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. Fill-in outlines help students follow along during class lectures and for in-class practice of concepts learned. Students submit graded assignments and tests in class for accountability. 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 on the first day of class for practice. Math systematically builds upon itself, and students are strongly encouraged to stay on schedule. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. Lectures and announcements begin promptly at 8:30 am. To assess student readiness for Algebra 1, a printable placement test is available at www.teachingtextbooks.com.

Registration Fee: $330/year 29-week schedule Material Fee: $15/year Includes weekly lecture fill-in outlines, supplemental worksheets, and chapter test reviews.

Required Text and Supplies:

Available at: teachingtextbooks.com

Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1 CD-Set, Version 2.0

(see website to check computer compatibility requirements).

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: $330/year

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

Required 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.

**Note** Compatibility of Teaching Textbook’s 3.0 online version for the purposes of HSFM math classes is pending review and consideration.

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: $330/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 recently completing his doctorate in mathematics and planning to become a math professor, and her daughter a veterinary student at Iowa State, 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: $330/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.

**Note** Compatibility of Teaching Textbook’s 3.0 online version for the purposes of HSFM math classes is pending review and consideration.

Ms. McCormick

Ms. Saundra McCormick has been been tutoring students in math and science since 2007 and has a passion for teaching both subjects at all levels. Throughout her tutoring experiences, she has seen areas where students struggle in math and has gained an understanding of teaching techniques that help students grasp various concepts. Having served in the Jr. high and high school ministries at her church since 2011, she decided to pursue a master's degree in clinical psychology at Hope International University because she enjoys working with people. In her free time she enjoys sewing and belongs to a medieval combat society.