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Applications involving Tax, Tips, Mark-ups, Discounts

Applications involving Commission and Simple Interest

Equations solved with one or two steps

Equations solved with multiple steps and equations with the variable on both sides

**Course Description:**

This course is designed to prepare students for an Algebra level or 8th grade level math course. In this course you will learn topics that include mathematical operations with rational numbers and negative numbers, proportional relationships, percents and applications of percents, algebraic expression and equations, basic geometrical relationships, probability and statistics. This course leans heavily on being able to solve applications with proportions and inverse operations. You will gain a level of understanding required to succeed at whichever level of mathematics class you move to next. Each video lesson is accompanied by a worksheet to supplement learning. They are also accompanied by a review video that covers the worksheet problems and also acts as a great way to reinforce the learning from the lesson.

**Course Includes:**

12+ Hours of Instructional Video

36 Video Lessons

36 Worksheets

36 Worksheet Review Videos

36 Embedded Digital Quizzes

36 Worksheet Answer Keys

1 Final Exam

1 Final Exam Answer Key

**Target Audience:**

This course is designed for students who have passed Math 6 and are looking to move on. It also is a good refresher course for those students looking to begin an Algebra course or those looking to begin Math 8 after not studying math for a while.

**Course Requirements:**

Students need to have a basic understanding of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals and mathematical operations on those numbers. Knowledge of the order of operations and the basic use of exponents is also necessary. Knowledge of basic geometrical figures and basic algebraic expressions is also useful and will aid in the success of this course.

**Course Topics:**

Unit 1 - Operations with Rational Numbers

- Adding Integers
- Subtracting Integers
- Absolute Value
- Commutative and Associative Properties
- Multiplying Integers
- Dividing Integers
- Adding/Subtracting Rational Numbers
- Multiplying Rational Numbers
- Dividing Rational Number

Unit 2 - Ratios, Rates, and Proportional Relationships

- Ratios
- Building Proportions
- Solving Proportions
- Real World Context of Proportions
- Unit Rates
- Rate Conversions

Unit 3 - Percent Applications

- Percents
- Percents & Proportions
- Percent of Change
- Percent Applications I (discounts, markups, tips, sales tax)
- Percent Applications II (commission and simple interest)

Unit 4 - Expressions, Equations, Inequalities

- Verbal, Numeric, and Algebraic Expressions
- Simplifying Expressions
- Solving Equations I
- The Distributive Property
- Solving Equations II
- Inequalities

Unit 5 - Geometry

- Angles
- Triangles and Parallelograms
- Circles
- Circumference and Area of Circles
- Volume and Surface Area

Unit 6 - Probability and Statistics

- Sample Spaces
- Simple Events
- Prediction
- Compound Events
- Measures of Central Tendency

- Teacher: Brandon
- Areas of expertise: Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Personal Finance, Sociology
- Education: BS in Mathematics Education, Utah State University; BS in Sociology, Utah State University; MA in Mathematics Education, Western Governors University
- Interests: Mathematics, Music, Health and Fitness, Cooking, Soccer, Track and Field, Baseball, Basketball, Football
- Skills: Secondary Mathematics Teaching Endorsement, Sociology Teaching Endorsement, Soccer Coach, Track & Field Coach
- Associations: Idaho Education Association, National Education Association
- Issues I care about: Equality in Education, Helping students develop confidence to succeed in math

I have been teaching mathematics for 13 years and I really have enjoyed each year. I have taught many different courses over the years including Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Calculus, and Personal Finance. One of my goals as a mathematics teacher, regardless of the age or level, is to have a student leave my class feeling like they can be successful in math. I believe every student can find success at some level and everyone's idea of success is defined different. My goal is to help students find where they are comfortable and what their definition of success is. Whether its passing a calculus class or learning how to add negative numbers, you can have success. My hope is that every student of mine leaves my class with the confidence that no matter what level they are at, they can succeed. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill