Fun With Math - Instructor: Mrs. Harris - Grades 1-2
Each week in Fun with Math I 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 student's math skills. Such math manipulatives that will be available are the following: teddy bear counters, money, geoboards, cuisenaire rods, clocks, etc.
Fun With Math - Instructor: Mrs. Harris - Grade 3-4
Your child will learn and be entertained in Fun with Math. Students will gain an understanding of mathematical concepts through an initial group mathematical activity. Then they will move into mathematical games being played. Available each week will also be hands on math manipulates such as; base ten cubes, teddy bear counters, clocks, money, geoboards, Math It cards, etc. A priority will be a focus on learning various graphs (plotting data) through surveying (collecting data) from people at HERO.
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 3-4
In Math 3 students will learn the following major math concepts in spiraling progression: more challenging addition and subtraction, multiplication by up to four digits, division through two digit divisors with remainders, simple geometry, map reading, Fahrenheit and Celsius temperatures, the metric system and algebraic concepts and equations. This math course covers 160 lessons within two student workbooks.
Supplies: Horizons 3 workbooks (1 and 2) and a math folder for in class work (both for available for purchase at the open house) as well as paper and a pencil.
Math 4 - Instructor: Mrs. Bailey Olson - Grades 4-5
In Math 4 students will learn about the following major math concepts in spiraling progression: number theory, place value, number order, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, time, money, geometry, perimeter, area, volume, fractions, decimals, ratio, measurement, graphs, and equations. This math course covers 160 lessons within two student workbooks.
Supplies: Horizons 4 workbooks (1 and 2) and a math folder for in class work (both for available for purchase at the open house) as well as paper and a pencil.
Math 5 - Instructor: Mrs. Bailey Olson - Grade 5-6
In Math 5 students will learn the following major math concepts at greater depth in spiraling progression: number theory, place value, number order, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, time, money, geometry, perimeter, area, volume, fractions, decimals, ratio, measurement, graphs, and equations. This math course covers 160 lessons within two student workbooks. Supplies: Horizons 5 workbooks (1 and 2) and a math folder for in class work (both for available for purchase at the open house) as well as paper and a pencil.
Textbooks will be available for purchase at the HERO Open House.
Mastering Math Fundamentals - Instructor: Mrs. Laura Harris - Grades 4-5
Join me in this two year course that will introduce students to basic and fundamental math skills! Applying math skills through the Seton Home Study School MCP Mathematics Level C and D textbooks, the student will review and/or be introduced to new math concepts. Each week students will have the opportunity to work on an independent basis or with a peer provided they are learning the same math objectives. The goal in this class is to master an objective and move progressively yet confidently in one's math skills. Refer to the Seton Home Study School MCP Mathematics Level C and D textbook's Contents page for classification on the focus of mathematical goals that will be introduced this year. The objective in this class is to give students a wide-range of experiences necessary to master various mathematical skills. Certain skills will require more time to master than others. Math manipulatives and games will be used at the end of each class hour.
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.
Horizons Math 7 - Instructor: Mr. Chuck Crymble - Grade 6-7
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 Silva - 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: Mrs. Adams - Grade 7-10
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. Students will work through a set of ten workbooks over the course of the year. There will be 10-15 minutes of lecture/drill time; 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 who are struggling with algebra and in need of a refresher as well as anyone progressing on to more advanced math but really struggling with math concepts.
*Key to Algebra – Books 1-10
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.
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 7-10
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.
Probability and Statistics - Instructor: Mr. Meeds - Grades 8-12
This course covers the main topics of probability and statistics, including organizing data, charts and graphs, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, with standard deviation and correlation, frequency distributions, counting theory, probability theory and its applications.
Math Tutor (Saxon Algebra I, II, Advanced Math, and Jacobs Algebra and Jacob's Mathematic, plus Jacob's Geometry) - Instructor: Mr. Dave Meeds (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 - Instructor: Mr. Chuck Crymble- Grade 10-12
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.
Principles of Accounting/Business Management/- Instructor: Mr. Giebel - Grade 10 -12
Principles of Accounting and Business Management
This class introduces the principles and processes involved in Accounting. It covers the entire accounting function including the use of journals, ledgers, worksheets, and financial statements. We will also cover specialized accounting functions such as banking and payroll. This class is recommended for anyone interested in pursuing a career in business and/or accounting, and would also be extremely useful for anyone considering self employment. Understanding the basics of accounting and business management will apply to personal situations in everyday life, including topics such as checking accounts, payroll, expenses, income, profit and net loss.
Free Market Macro Economics in Christian Perspective - Instructor: Mr. Beale - Grade 9-12
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 HERO.