Teacher: Mary Marvin
Homework Hour: Mondays from 7:00-8:00 p. m
Assistant Teacher: Collin Ostertag
Start date: 09/15
No classes on Thanksgiving weekend. Winter break starts on 12/23.
We continue with fractions, multiplying and dividing fractions with different denominators; more complicated fraction word problems will be studied. Students will move to percentages, ratios, rates, and geometry topics including the area of a triangle and composite figures, angles, and parallel lines. Along with the rigorous arithmetic program, Olympiad and contest problems and topics will be included as a part of each lesson. Counting principles, finding probabilities, set theory, combinatorics and logic are some of the topics we will study for the Olympiads.
Students must have mastery of 2-digit by 2-digit multiplication, division of a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number, concepts of fractions including addition and subtraction with different denominators, and fraction multiplication of a whole number by a fraction. They must be able to work through a fraction word problem. Students must understand factors and multiples. Decimals must be mastered through addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of a decimal number by a whole number, and rounding. They must know how to find the area of a composite figure composed of squares and rectangles.
I have taught Mathematics at SchoolPlus for 17 years, to students of all ages and levels from the earliest years of grade school, through advanced classes like AP Calculus. During this time, I have also been teaching in the Rutgers University Mathematics Department.