**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

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Middle Grades (Math 54 through Algebra 1/2)

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Algebra I placement test

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Upper Grades placement test

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**Math Courses at South Heights**

*presented in order of difficulty level*

**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:**Kim Wentzlaff

**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:**Jim Wentzlaff

**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:**Jim Wentzlaff

**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 Saxon Geometry text, which takes the traditional approach: students are required to prove theorems. It includes postulates, theorems, definitions, and constructions. 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:**Jim Wentzlaff

**Length:**Full Year Course

**Level:**9th – 12th

**Prerequisite:**Algebra I

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

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

*Saxon Geometry*&

*Solutions Manual*. Christianbook.com or Rainbowresource.com.

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

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

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

**Description:**This class uses the Saxon 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:**Jim Wentzlaff**Length**: Full Year Course**Level:**9th – 12th**Prerequisite:**Algebra I**Homework:**30-60 minutes per day.**Text:**(To be purchased by parents)*Saxon Algebra II*(3rd ed.) &*Solutions Manual*. Christianbook.com or Rainbowresource.com.**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.