Master Fractions in 4 Weeks

Recommended Ages: 8-80! Basically, anyone who wants to master fractions!
Start Date: March 6. Class runs for 4 weeks. Students have 2 weeks after the last class is posted to complete the course. No live classes- do the lesson plans on YOUR schedule.
Fee: $40
Instructor: Mary Middlebrook

I have been teaching private math classes since 2011, up to Algebra I. And fractions are one of those things that just confuse and confound both students AND parents! I’ll be honest, when I was a kid, they confounded me too. But now I’ve found that I have a knack for explaining it and making sure kids “get it”. Fractions are one of those important math foundations- a skill they will use throughout their math careers. But this class isn’t just for the kids! It’s for parents, too. Many parents want to teach math concepts to their children, but have mathophobia. Get in here and learn fractions! I’m a previous math-o-phobe, so if I can do it, so can you!
Students coming in to this class must already have a strong understanding and competency in how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers.
Some of the topics we’ll cover will include:
1. What is a fraction? What are the parts of it? What does a fraction actually represent?
2. Proper and improper fractions
3. Simplifying fractions into proper fractions and mixed numbers
4. Converting mixed numbers to fractions
5. Common denominators
6. Adding and subtracting fractions
7. Multiplying and dividing fractions
Lesson plans are a combination of power points, graphics, video, and audio. Each slide is fully narrated for students who prefer to hear material read to them. There is no textbook for this course. In general, expect 1-1.5 hours to work through the lesson plan each week, and an additional 1-3 hours working on assignments.

I will post all lesson plans and homework assignments on Tuesdays before 5pm PST. There is no “live” component to this class, which allows students to work at their own pace. This is a great option for busy schedules, and students who live all over the world and can’t easily coordinate time zones.

Grades are automatic in this class. There is a homework assessment and quiz at the end of each lesson that will give your child a grade.


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