**Math Placement Tests**

To determine the proper class for your student, it can be beneficial to take a math placement test from Saxon:

Primary Grades placement test

www.sonlight.com/uploads/saxon_primary_placement.pdf

www.sonlight.com/uploads/saxon_primary_placement.pdf

Middle Grades (Math 54 through Algebra 1/2)

www.sonlight.com/uploads/saxon_middle_placement.pdf

www.sonlight.com/uploads/saxon_middle_placement.pdf

Algebra I placement test

https://www.sonlight.com/uploads/saxon_a1_placement.pdf

https://www.sonlight.com/uploads/saxon_a1_placement.pdf

Upper Grades placement test

www.sonlight.com/uploads/saxon_upper_placement.pdf

www.sonlight.com/uploads/saxon_upper_placement.pdf

**Math**

The challenge in offering upper-level math courses is that the SHCC program is set up to offer once-a-week instruction, which typically is not enough for high school math.

In order to accommodate this limited tutor input for the math courses, we have implemented the following helps:

- Students have step-by-step solutions available in case they need assistance on their homework during the week.
- For pre-algebra and above, students have the option to purchase a period of a Math Study Group on Thursdays. This study period is exclusively for math and is supervised by an experienced math teacher whose purpose is to answer individual questions and direct group problem solving. This enables students to make sure they have figured out the concepts from the previous week’s teaching time prior to showing up for the next class period. The timing of having the Math Study Group prior to the next math class enables students to ask questions about any problems they could not solve independently-- without the help of the solutions manual.

*Studies show that students in cooperative learning math groups—even gifted students placed in heterogeneous groups—had significantly higher achievement than their peers in traditional programs.*

**Math Mastery**

*for Confidence & Competence In Preparation for Algebra and Geometry*

*A tuition payment will also be required for the second semester of this class.

**Description:**This class lays the foundation for success in the higher level math courses. Half of each class will be spent with Dr. Henry Borenson's "Hands On Equations" system, which is a manipulative-based introduction to algebraic concepts. The rest of the class will work on mastery, speed, and mental calculations of the following concepts: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division (going beyond the "nines" and doing it faster). We will use the book “Mastering Essential Math Skills” to work with fractions, decimals, and percents (reviewing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of these plus learn conversion between the three types). We will look at middle-level geometry, calculations with negative numbers, and key words for solving word problems.

**Tutor:**Val Qualley

**Length:**Full Year Course

**Level:**7th – 10th

**Prerequisite:**None

**Homework:**approximately 60 minutes per week.

**Text:**

**(To be purchased by parents):**

*Mastering Essential Math Skills*, Book 2, by Richard W. Fisher (2007) ISBN 0966621123. Available on Amazon.com.

**Students should bring**: 3-ring (1-inch) binder with paper and a mechanical pencil.

**Class Tuition:**See the registration form for current prices. Tuition will cover the cost of supplies

**Pre-Algebra**

*A tuition payment will also be required for the second semester of this class.

**Description:**This class uses the Saxon Algebra 1/2 text and covers compressions, approximating roots, polynomials, graphing, and additional topics from geometry and discrete mathematics. Four lessons will be presented each week, and the student will be expected to complete one lesson per day. Students are recommended to join a Math Study Group (see the class description below)

**Tutor:**Jeremy Volk

**Length:**Full Year Course

**Level:**7th – 12th

**Prerequisite:**None

**Homework:**30-60 minutes per

**day.**

**Text: (**To be purchased by parents)

*Saxon, Algebra 1/2 home school kit*(3rd edition) 1-800-289-4490.

ISBN #9781565774995.This includes the textbook, solutions manual and test booklet.

Or Rainbowresource.com

**Class Tuition:**See the registration form for current prices. Tuition will cover the cost of supplies.

**Algebra I**

*A tuition payment will also be required for the second semester of this class.

**Description:**This class uses the Saxon Algebra I text and covers all the topics in a first-year algebra course, from algebra-based real-world problems to geometry, statistics and probability. Four lessons will be presented each week, and the student will be expected to complete one lesson per day. Students are recommended to join a Math Study Group (see the class description below).

**Tutor:**Jeremy Volk

**Length:**Full Year Course

**Level:**8th – 12th

**Prerequisite:**Pre-Algebra

**Homework:**30-60 minutes per

**day.**

**Text:**(To be purchased by parents)

*Saxon Algebra I*(3rd ed.) &

*Solutions Manual*. 1-800-289-4490. Or Rainbowresource.com.

**Class Tuition:**See the registration form for current prices. Tuition will cover the cost of supplies.

**Geometry**

*A tuition payment will also be required for the second semester of this class.

**Description:**This class uses the BJU Geometry text which takes the traditional approach: students are required to prove theorems. It includes postulates, definitions, theorems, and constructions. . Four key concepts will be presented each week, and the student will be expected to complete a review of all 4 concepts each day. Students are recommended to join a Math Study Group (see the class description below).

**Tutor:**Jeremy Volk

**Length:**Full Year Course

**Level:**9th – 12th

**Prerequisite:**Algebra I

**Homework:**30-60 minutes per

**day.**

**Text: (To be purchased by parents)**

*Geometry*(3rd ed.) &

*Teachers Edition*(3rd ed.) The Teachers Edition provides the students with step-by-step instruction for each homework problem to reduce the frustration of getting

*stuck*in the middle of a problem. BJU Press. www.bjupress.com or 1-800-845-5731.

**Class Tuition:**See the registration form for current prices. Tuition will cover the cost of supplies.

**Algebra II**

*A tuition payment will also be required for the second semester of this class.

**Description:**This class uses the BJU Algebra II text and covers all the topics in an advanced algebra course, from linear and quadratic equations to trigonometry and analytical geometry. Four lessons will be presented each week, and the student will be expected to complete one lesson per day. Students are recommended to join a Math Study Group (see the class description below).

**Tutor:**Jeremy Volk

**Length**: Full Year Course

**Level:**9th – 12th

**Prerequisite:**Algebra I

**Homework:**30-60 minutes per

**day.**

**Text:**(

**To be purchased by parents**)

*Algebra II Student Text*(2nd ed.) &

*Teachers Edition*(2nd ed.) The Teachers Edition provides the students with step-by-step instruction for each homework problem to reduce the frustration of getting

*stuck*in the middle of a problem. BJU Press. www.bjupress.com or 1-800-845-5731.

**Students should bring:**calculator with trigonometry functions sine, cosine, and tangent.

**Class Tuition:**See the registration form for current prices. Tuition will cover the cost of supplies.

**Pre-Calculus**

*A tuition payment will also be required for the second semester of this class.

**Description**: This class uses the BJU Pre-Calculus text and covers all the topics in a pre-calculus course. Lessons emphasize functions, graphing, and trigonometry throughout and introduce differential calculus. Four lessons will be presented each week during the two hour class period, and the student will be expected to complete one lesson per day. Students are recommended to join a Math Study Group (see the class description below).

**Tutor**: Jim Wentzlaff

**Length**: Full Year Course

**Level**: 9th – 12th

**Prerequisite:**Algebra II

**Homework**: 30-60 minutes per day.

**Text**

**Requirement**:(

**To be purchased by parents**) Pre-Calculus Student Text (2009 ed.) & Teachers Edition (2002 ed.). Or purchase only the Teachers Edition and save $48. The Teachers Edition contains the student text pages plus it provides step-by-step instruction for each homework problem to reduce the frustration of getting stuck in the middle of a problem. If having the solutions in the same book as the student problems would be too distracting for your student, then purchase both books. BJU Press. www.bjupress.com or 1-800-845-5731.

**Students**

**should bring**: calculator with trigonometry functions sine, cosine, and tangent.

**Class**

**Tuition**: See the registration form for current prices. Tuition will cover the cost of supplies.

**Math Study Groups**

*Plan to Succeed in Math!***Description:**This class is designed to increase students’ success in their current math course. Students will be grouped by class level and will be taught the valuable skill of working in groups, an essential skill for the lab and discussion components of college courses. During this class, students will work on their math homework or other problems from their SHCC math course, and receive help from an experienced math teacher. Math Study Groups are ideal for the student who would benefit from hearing the math concepts explained again or from another angle, and benefit from seeing additional examples of their math homework.

This class is an option for parents who wish to hire a math tutor for weekly homework help. You can sign up at any time during the semester; the price remains the same. Either tutor is able to instruct at any level.

**Tutor:**Patrick Gilligan

**Length**: One Semester

**Level:**7th – 12th

**Prerequisite:**For students studying math independently at home or enrolled in a SHCC math classes.

**Homework:**None

**Text:**None

**Students should bring**: math textbook, math notebook with class notes, and a mechanical pencil.

**Class Tuition:**See the registration form for current prices. Tuition will cover the cost of supplies.