Homework Hour: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm
Teacher: Mary Marvin
Assistant Teacher: Collin Ostertag
Start date: 09/10.
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.