Math Classes
Math for the Middle Grades
Class Description:
Fun and challenging classroom activities and worksheet based homework are combined to prepare fifth through eighth grade students for algebra, to use math in real life, and to succeed in high school math courses.
Topics in this course include basic math facts, fractions, decimals, percents, geometry, and algebraic thinking (prealgebra).
Students who complete this class in 7th or 8th grade should be ready for Algebra ½. Math for the Middle Grades may be taken more than once as curriculum is on a threeyear rotation.
This course is an excellent choice for students who need a little more help in math before entering algebra, or who need a little more time before they are ready for algebra.
Prerequisite: None
Tutor: Jan Sands
Class Length: Full Year
Grade Level: Grades 59
Class Size: 5 student minimum, 20 student maximum
Tuition: $175 per semester
Homework: Students can expect approximately 3045 minutes of homework per day, depending on pace of student. Parents will spend 510 minutes on scoring each day.
Textbook Requirements:
Worktext and all materials are provided EXCEPT a calculator.
Instructor will provide:
 Curriculum and score key
 3ring binder
 Paper
 Pencils
Supplies: Students MUST have a Texas Instruments TI30XA calculator. Widely available for $1215, this calculator is the one used in all of Mrs. Sands' WEST math classes.
Saxon Algebra 1/2
Class Description:
A full prealgebra course and an introduction to geometry. Topics covered include prime and composite numbers, fractions and decimals, order of operations, coordinates, exponents, square roots, ratios, algebraic phrases, probability, the Pythagorean Theorem, and more.
Prerequisite: Student should be 14 years old by the first day of class and pass Saxon placement test for Algebra ½. Please contact through WEST with any placement questions.
Tutor: Jan Sands
Class Length: Full Year
Grade Level: Grades 710
Class Size: 5 student minimum, 20 student maximum
Tuition: $175 per semester
Homework: Homework will vary, but will be 3060 minutes per day, four or five days per week
Textbook Requirements: Provided by student: Saxon Algebra ½, THIRD EDITION, textbook only
Supplies: to be provided by student:
 3ring binder (1 to 1 ½”)
 Filler paper
 Quadrille filler paper (graph paper)
 Set of five tabbed dividers
 Pencils (preferably Dixon Ticonderoga) with erasers
 Correction pen or pencil (red or other highly visible color)
 Ruler – 6 to 12 inches
Texas Instruments®TI30Xa Scientific Calculator
Saxon Algebra I
Class Description:
Covers topics including signed numbers, exponents and roots, absolute value, equations and inequalities, scientific notations, unit conversions, polynomials, graphs, factoring, quadratic equations, direct and inverse variations, exponential growth, statistics, and probability.
Prerequisite: Student should be 14 years old by the first day of class and pass Saxon placement for Algebra.
1. Please contact tutor through WEST with any placement questions.
Tutor: Jan Sands
Class Length: Full year
Grade level: Grades 812
Class Size: 5 student minimum, 20 student maximum
Tuition: $175 per semester
Homework: Homework will vary, but will be 4575 minutes per day, four or five days per week
Textbook Requirements: Provided by student: Saxon Algebra 1, THIRD EDITION, textbook only
Supplies: Required Materials to be provided by student:
 3ring binder (1 to 1 ½”)
 Filler paper
 Quadrille filler paper (graph paper)
 Set of five tabbed dividers
 Pencils (preferably Dixon Ticonderoga) with erasers
 Correction pen or pencil (red or other highly visible color)
 Ruler – 6 to 12 inches
Texas Instruments®TI30Xa Scientific Calculator
Saxon Algebra II
Class Description:
Traditional, secondyear algebra topics, as well as a full semester of informal geometry, are included with both realworld, abstract, and interdisciplinary applications. Topics include geometric functions like angles, perimeters and proportional segments, negative exponents, quadratic equations, metric conversions, logarithms, and advanced factoring.
Prerequisite: Student should be 15 years old by the first day of class. Students should also have successfully completed Algebra 1 or passed Saxon placement test for Algebra 2. Please contact tutor through WEST with any placement questions.
Tutor: Jan Sands
Class Length: Full Year
Grade Level: Grades 912
Class Size: 5 student minimum, 20 student maximum
Tuition: $175 per semester
Homework: Homework will vary, but will be 6090 minutes per day, four or five days per week
Textbook Requirements: Provided by student: Saxon Algebra 2, THIRD EDITION, textbook only
Supplies: Required Materials to be provided by student:
 3ring binder (1 to 1 ½”)
 Filler paper
 Quadrille filler paper (graph paper)
 Set of five tabbed dividers
 Pencils (preferably Dixon Ticonderoga) with erasers
 Correction pen or pencil (red or other highly visible color)
 Ruler – 6 to 12 inches
Texas Instruments®TI30Xa Scientific Calculator
Alpha Omega Geometry (spring semester only)
Class Description:
Tutor: Jan Sands
Class Length: One Semester, Spring 2016
Grade Level: Grades 912
Class Size: 5 student minimum, 20 student maximum
Tuition: $175 per semester
Homework: Homework will vary, but will be 6090 minutes per day, four or five days per week.
Textbook Requirement: Provided by student
AlphaOmega Lifepac Math 10, LIFEPAC Geometry Set
Supplies: Required Materials to be provided by student
 Filler paper
 Quadrille filler paper (graph paper)
 Printer paper (plain 8 1/2 x 11") (Note about paper: Most work will be done in Lifepacs, but occasionally a sheet of paper will be needed. Students should be sure to have a few sheets of each kind of paper with them for each class.)
 200 Index cards, 3 x 5" or 5 x 7",
 Pencils (preferably Dixon Ticonderoga) with erasers
 Portable pencil sharpener
 Scoring pen or pencil (red or other highly visible color)
 highlighters and/or colored pencils  just find 36 colors, no need to buy any
 Ruler – 6 to 12 inches
 Texas Instruments®TI30Xa Scientific Calculator
 protractor
 compass
Personal Finance (fall semester only) 
Class Description:
Grade Level: Grades 912
Class Size: 5 student minimum, 20 student maximum
Tuition: $175 per semester
Homework: Homework will vary, but will be about 24 hours per week
Textbook Requirement:
Each student will need his or her own copy of the following worktext.
There are other editions available, so be sure you are getting the book shown in the following link.
Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool Student Text
