Math, Economics


Fun With Math - Instructor: Mrs. Harris - Grades K-1

Each week in Fun with Math we will introduce students to a new mathematical concept.  Once this is finished, math games, and various math manipulatives  will be used to further develop each students's math skills.  Such math manipulatives  that will be available are the following: teddy bear counters, money, geoboards, cuisenaire rods, etc. 


Fun With Math - Instructor: Mrs. Harris - Grade 2-4

In Fun with Math, students will begin each class with a group activity that teaches a mathematical concept.  Afterwards, children may choose to play math games or use various math manipulates such as the following: base ten cubes, teddy bear counters, clocks, money, geoboards, Math it cards, etc. in furthering their understanding of mathematical principles. 


 Lego Engineering (4-6) - Instructor: Mrs. Stacie Frank - Grades 4-6      

Course Text: none

Course Description:  Lego Engineering Class is a "hands on science" experience. Students will use advanced LEGO parts to design and engineer motorized machines.  The course covers gears, levers, wheels, axles, structures, forces and simples machines.  Students will also building machines to challenge other students in competitions.  Hands on learning and using higher level thinking skills to solve problems while working together as a team will be a big focus of the class.  Students will be challenged to solve problems by building, designing and redesigning machines. 

Supplies needed for this course:

One package of AA batteries

Grading Information and Guidelines for Success:

 40%   Class participation  Students will demonstrate participation by answering questions, being prepared for class with their materials ready, participating in classroom experiments, completing class work, being a team member and having good attendance.

60%   Teacher evaluation of each student’s understanding of materialsInstructor will be classroom observations of student’s knowledge of materials through in class participation project completion.


Math 3 - Instructor: Mrs. Bailey Olson - Grades 2-3

Horizons 3rd Grade Math Set builds on previous math concepts with more complex lessons that include square roots, geometry, rounding and graphing, and more! This engaging math course includes 160 lessons within two student workbooks

Supplies: Horizons 3 Math workbooks, paper and pencil, math folder


 Math 4 - Instructor: Mrs. Bailey Olson  - Grades 3-4

Students will learn the following math concepts: number theory, place value, number order, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, time, money, geometry, perimeter, area, volume, fractions, decimals, ratio, measurement, graphs and equations.  New concepts from 3-5 lessons will be introduced each week, depending on the difficulty of the concept.

Homework consists of workbook pages and tests (to be graded by parents).

Please bring sharpened pencil and workbook each week.

*The Horizons 4 workbooks (1 and 2) will be available for purchase at the open house.


 Math 5 - Instructor: Mrs. Bailey Olson  - Grade 4-5

Students will learn the following 21 major math concepts in progression:  number theory, place value, number order, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, time, money, geometry, perimeter, area, volume, fractions, decimals, ratio, measurement, graphs, equations, percent, problem solving, probability, and calculator math.  We will complete one book each semester.  Weekly homework consists of 5 book lessons per week including a graded test every 10th lesson. We will begin class with a math drill or game and then cover the new concepts that will be in the homework.   

Supplies: Horizons 5 Math workbooks, paper and pencil, math folder.

Grading: Student workbooks will be checked each week for completion. Test scores and class assignments will be graded.

Textbooks will be available for purchase at the HERO Open House.


Basic Fundamentals of Math - Instructor: Mrs. Laura Harris - Grades 3-4

Class description will be coming. 


Saxon 7/6 (Fourth Edition) - Instructor: Mr. Dave Meeds  - Grade 6-8

This book precedes Saxon Algebra ½.  Students will be required to complete four lessons and a test each week.  The instructor will introduce the four new math concepts for the week and then give the students daily assignments and a test to be completed at home and brought back to class the following week. Textbook can be purchased through HERO.


Math 7  - Instructor: Mr. Chuck Crymble - Grade 7-9

This is a Pre-Algebra course.  Your child will learn volume and surface area of solids, four operations with monomials and polynomials, representations of data, trigonometric ratios, and more. Horizons uses a spiral method of teaching, but usually continues on a topic longer than the Saxon curriculum.  You need to purchase the Student Book and the Tests and Resources Book for this class.
 

  • Absolute Value, Volume and Surface Area of Solids
  • Transformations and Nets, Compound Interest
  • Representations of Data, Permutations, Combinations, and Odds and Evens
  • Two Variable Equations, Four Operations w/ Monomials and Polynomials
  • Trigonometric Ratios, percentages and more

Saxon  Algebra ½ (THIRD Edition) - Instructor: Mr. Chuck Crymble - Grade 7-9

This is the transition text from arithmetic to algebra.  It reviews arithmetic concepts and introduces algebra.  Students are required to complete four lessons and a test each week.  The instructor will introduce the four new math concepts for the week and then give the students daily assignments and a test to be completed at home and brought back to class the following week. Textbook can be purchased through HERO.


Saxon Algebra 1 (THIRD Edition) - Instructor:  Mrs. Kathy Silvia -  Grade 8-10

Saxon Algebra 1, Third edition. Pre-requisite: pre-Algebra

This covers signed numbers, exponents, solving equations, two equations with unknowns, graphing equations, scientific notation, ratio, percent, variation, unit conversions, English to metric conversion, and geometry, including parameter, area, volume, and surface area.  Note: This class uses the complete Home Study Kit (textbook, answer key, and test booklet) for the THIRD Edition.  Third Edition is the most current edition. HERO has copies of this edition for sale at our open house.

NOTE: This class meets Monday and Tuesday.


Algebra  in Review - Instructor: Mr. Chuck Crymble - Grade 8-10

This course will offer a unique, proven way to introduce algebraic concepts. New concepts are explained in simple language, and examples are easy to follow. Word problems relate algebra to familiar situations, helping students to understand abstract concepts. Students develop understanding by solving equations and inequalities intuitively before formal solutions are introduced. The course is based on the “Key to Algebra” curriculum, and has a goal of getting students through the first five books.

Students will work through a set of five workbooks at their own pace.  There will be 15 minutes of lecture, and then the students will use the remainder of the class to work in their workbooks while the instructor answers individual questions that they have.   

Who should take this course:

Students in grades 7-10 that are struggling with algebra and in need of a refresher as well as anyone progressing on to more advanced math but really struggles with math concepts. 

Required materials:

Key to Algebra – Books 1-5.  As this is a self-paced course, students will be encouraged to work beyond the required material, which may require books 6-10. 

About the tutor:

My name is Chuck Crymble.  I have been married to my wife, Shari, for 23 years and have three children ages 15, 19, and 22.  I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, graduating Magna Cum Laude from St. Cloud State University.  I worked in the computer industry for 20 years, and retired as a technology executive in 2012.  Since retiring I have tutored at Jackson Middle School, both one-on-one and in classroom situations.  In addition I have coached multiple sports from K-12 for over 15 years, and was a Cub Scout den leader for 5 years. 

Class Syllabus:

Our goal will be to get through a book every three weeks.  This is a self-paced course, and students are encouraged to work ahead of the planned material.

Email the instructor at: ccrymble@gmail.com


Saxon Algebra 2 (THIRD Edition) - Instructor:  Mr. Dave Meeds  - Grade 9-12

Saxon Algebra 2, Third edition. Pre-requisite: Algebra 1

Material covered: word problems, factoring some geometry, lines, quadratic equations, imaginary numbers, complex numbers, logarithms, percent word problems.

Note this class is a full year and it meets on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Textbook: Saxon Algebra third edition

Pre-requisite: a strong background in Algebra 1

NOTE: This class meets Monday and Tuesday.


Calculus I with Pre-Calculus - Instructor:  Mr. Chuck Crymble - Grade 10-12

This full-year, rigorous, advanced mathematics course.

TEXTBOOK: Calculus I with Pre-Calculus, Larson.-Hostetler-Edwards - Second edition. Pre-requisite: Algebra 2

Materials covered: Pre-calculus, review, limits, derivatives, graphs, integrals, trig functions and their derivative

Pre-requisites:  a strong background in Algebra

This class is appropriate for those students who have excelled in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry and are interested in pursuing careers in mathematics, engineering, computer science, physics, business, or the life sciences.  It is designed to prepare students for the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB Test.  

This class meets for one hour on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Students must attend both days.


Jacobs Geometry (Third Edition) - Instructor: Mr. Chuck Crymble - Grade 9-12

We will be using the text: Jacobs Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding, Third Edition.   This text covers proofs;  lines and angles; congruence; inequalities; parallel lines; quadrilaterals; transformations; area; similarity; right triangles; circles; concurrence theorems; regular polygons and the circle; geometric solids; and non-Euclidean geometries.  This geometry course is based on a mastery system of learning, that is, each chapter covers a subject within geometry in depth before moving on to the next subject.  This is in contrast to Saxon, which is a spiral system of learning.  The two Jacobs courses, Algebra 1 aand Geometry cover essentially the same material as Saxon Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. On average, 3 lessons will be covered each week and assignments given for each lesson.  At the end of each chapter, a take home test will be given.  Time permitting, there will be an in class mid-term and final exam.  Textbook can be purchased through HERO at our open house.

It is highly recommended that students also register for one of the Math Tutor classes that are offered on Monday and Tuesday.


 Jacobs Algebra I - Instructor: Mr. Chuck Crymble  - Grade 7-9

If you are looking for an Algebra course that focuses more on understanding than on the procedure, consider Jacob's Algebra I.  Harold Jacobs uses humorous cartoons and examples from a wide variety of fields to engage the student's attention.  To a moderate degree, it is discovery learning because the homework is designed to be part of the learning process rather than just practice of the procedure that was taught.  Thus, completing the assigned homework is critical for understanding as much as it is for practice.  

This algebra course is based on a mastery system of learning , that is, each chapter covers a subject within Algebra in depth before moving on to the next subject.  

This is in contrast to Saxon, which is a spiral system of learning.  The 2 Jacobs' courses, Algebra I and Geometry, essentially cover the same material as Saxon Algebra 1 and 2.


Math Tutor (Saxon Algebra I, II, Advanced Math, and Jacobs Algebra and Jacob's Mathematic, plus Jacob's Geometry) - Instructor: Mr. Dave Meeds and Mr. Chuck Crymble(offered on Monday and Tuesday)

This purpose of this class is to provide additional "help" for students who are currently enrolled in HERO math classes and need additional tutoring on that weeks assignments.

Class will start with general skills review with a college-bound focus. Mainly providing quiet time on current work assigned by the class tutors with help provided as needed.  Students enrolled it this session must stay in the room for the time period; this is not a study hall.  No grades will be assigned but attendance and skills progress will be given to parents.

This is NOT for students who are doing math on their own at home and are not enrolled in the HERO math courses.


Consumer Math, Personal Finance - Instructor: Mr. Chuck Crymble- Grade 9-12

Textbook for this class is A Beka Consumer Mathematics In Christian Perspective (Second Edition). This course is designed to help students with basic personal finances and learn about the fundamentals of budgeting, taxes, insurance and investments.

This text covers buying a car, travel, income, budgeting, housing, food, retail profit and loss, leisure, taxes, banking, investments, and the small business.  About 4 lessons will be covered each week and homework will be given for each lesson.  At the end of each chapter, a take home test will be given.   Time permitting, there will be an in class mid-term and final exam.

Textbook will be available for purchase at the HERO open house.


Business Mathematics/Liberal Arts Math  - Instructor:  Mr. Allan Beale -  Grade 10 -12

This course is designed to help students with basic personal finances and learn about the fundamentals of budgeting, taxes, insurance, and investments.  Students in this class will learn important financial skills pertaining to buying a car, travel, income, budgeting, housing, food, retail profit and loss, leisure, taxes, banking, investments, and running a small business. About four lessons will be covered each week and homework will be given for each lesson.

Textbook required: Business Mathematics in Christian Perspective (Second Edition). Textbook will be available for purchase at the HERO open house.

This is a full year course. 


Economics Free market Macro - Instructor: Mr. Beale - Grade 7-12

This is a two semester class.

This class provides students with an introductory course to the basics of Free Market Economics, including supply and demand, division of labor, capitol resources, and entrepreneurship.  Other economics systems will be discussed and their negative and positive attributes, the effects of government involvement, etc.

Text: Economics: Work and Prosperity in Christian Perspective (3rd Edition). Textbooks will be available for purchase at the HERO open house.