## About Our Math Programs

Our math program offers classes from Preschool through Math SAT 2 preparation. The higher level courses cover both algebra and geometry, introduce new topics and offer students challenging problems. Our curriculum integrates advanced subjects into the standard school program. We aspire to make your child fall in love with math, while helping them succeed in school and on standardized tests.

## Preschool Level Program

### Prerequisite: 4 years of age – this program is a prerequisite for the Kindergarten Level Program

- Name numbers, count 0-10
- Recognize the attributes of size, length, area, weight, and capacity of everyday objects
- Compare numbers. Understand addition and subtraction as putting together or taking away
- Identify colors
- Identify relative position of objects in space
- Sort, categorize, and classify objects
- Identify various two-dimensional shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles)
- Time – put pictures in order. Before and after
- Compare three-dimensional shapes with the shapes of real objects
- Patterns
- Analogies
- Develop attention, memory and fine motor skills
- Simple logic problems
- Game and blocks

## Kindergarten Level Program

### Prerequisite: this program is a prerequisite for the Level 1 Program

- Count to 100 by ones and by tens
- Numbers name and counting up to 20. Number line. Zero
- Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in all possible ways (e.g., 5=5+0, 5=1+4, 5=2+3)
- Compare numbers
- Separate numbers 11-19 in groups of 10 and number from 1-9
- Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10. Use number line
- Compare objects by measurable attributes, such as length or weight
- Identify and describe shapes. Compare simple shapes to form larger shapes
- Sort, categorize, and classify objects. Introduction to set
- Name relative positions of objects
- Patterns
- Analogies
- Develop attention, memory and fine motor skills
- Simple logic problems
- Games. Blocks

## Level 1 Program

- Place value: ones, tens. Graphic form of numbers larger than 10
- Different types of word problems involving addition and subtraction up to 20
- Introduction to multiplication and division. Pifagore table. Simple word problems involving multiplication
- Addition and subtraction for numbers more than 20 without regrouping
- Time
- Introduction to simple equations of the form x-a=b, x+a=b, a-x=b. Balance. Parts of a whole
- Challenge analogies and patterns
- Geometry. 3D geometry
- Logic problems
- Combinatory problems
- Games. Blocks. Tangram

## Level 2 Program

- Addition and subtraction with regrouping
- Place value: ones, tens, hundreds
- Multiplication and division. Word problems involving multiplication
- Different types of word problems involving several steps of addition and subtraction. Expressions with variables – putting the basic word problems into expression form
- Order of operations
- Simple equations of the form x-a=b, x+a=b, a-x=b, ax=b
- Algorithms
- Introduction to sets
- Combinatorial problems
- Logic problems
- Geometry. 3D geometry

### Mathematics is the language in which the gods talk to people.

Plato, c. 427 BC – c. 347 BC

Mathematician and Philosopher

## Level 3 Program

- Order of operations, including parentheses
- Equations of the form ax+b=c and equations with parentheses
- Division with remainder
- Sets – Union intersection and Venn diagrams
- Logic
- Unit rate problems
- Proper and improper fractions
- Math modeling – problem solving
- Triangles, sum of angles in triangle
- Lines, segments, rays, parallel and perpendicular lines
- Parallelogram, trapezoid and rhombus
- Perimeter and area of the planar shapes
- Angels
- Money (as a model for decimals)
- Negative numbers
- Long multiplication and division

## Pre-Algebra

- LCM, GCD, Prime factors
- Venn Diagrams
- Negative numbers
- Factoring by grouping
- Multiplying polynomials
- Taking the common factor out of expressions
- Solving multi-steps equations
- Graphing inequalities
- Word problems with speed, time, and distance
- Comparing fractions and equations with fractions
- Mixed operations with fractions
- Absolute value and equations with absolute value
- Proportions and equations with proportions
- Algebraic expressions
- Functions
- Linear function
- Exponents and Exponential Function
- Cartesian Coordinates
- Parallelogram properties
- Circle
- Congruence
- Line of Symmetry
- Triangle Congruence tests
- Trapezoid and triangle areas

## Algebra I

- Addition and Multiplication Properties.
- Algebraic Expressions.
- out expressions.
- Negative Numbers.
- Arithmetic operations with fractions.
- Absolute Value.
- Simplifying rational expressions.
- Operations with decimals fractions.
- Converting fraction to decimal.
- Rational and Irrational Numbers.
- Word Problems.
- Inequalities in one and two-steps.
- Exponents.
- Inequalities with absolute value.
- Probability.
- Square root. Perfect square.
- Pythagoras Theorem.
- Simplifying single radical expressions.
- Proportions.
- Percentage.
- Counting (Combinatorics).

## Algebra II

- Systems of Equations
- Quadratic Inequalities
- Simplifying Expressions
- Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
- Graphs and Functions
- Coordinate Geometry. Line Equation. Distance between point. Middle point.
- Inequalities with Absolute Value
- Quadratics – Completing Square.
- Quadratics – Quadratic Equation Formula
- Graphs of Functions
- Polynomial Function and Graphs
- Exponent Functions and Graphs
- Radical and Absolute Value Functions and Graphs
- Function Composition, Inverse Function.
- Graphing Inequalities.

### “Surely it is not knowledge, but learning; not owning but earning; not being there, but getting there; that gives us the greatest pleasure.”

Carl Friedrich Gauss, 1777 – 1855

Mathematician and Physicist

## Precalculus

- Vectors – Addition-Subtraction
- Vectors – Relativity of Velocity
- Vectors – Dot Products
- Trigonometry Definitions
- Trigonometry of a Right Triangle
- Trigonometry. Laws of Sine and Cosine
- Trigonometry Sums-Diff of Angles
- Trigonometry Double Half Angles
- Trigonometry Negative Angles
- Graphs of Functions Shifts, Reflections.
- Graphs of Trigonometric Functions
- Pascal Triangle
- Binomial Coefficients
- Domain and Range of Functions
- Inverse Trigonometric Functions
- Polynomial Synthetic Division, Remainder Theorem.
- Complex Numbers
- Even and Odd Functions
- Conic Sections – Ellipse, Hyperbola, Parabola

### Geometry

- The sum of angles in a triangle Theorem
- Equilateral and isosceles triangles
- Triangle Congruency Tests
- Triangle Bisector, Median and Altitude
- Parallel Lines. Five Euclid Geometry Postulates (Axioms)
- Parallelogram, Rhombus. Theorems
- Parallelogram and Triangle Areas
- Constructions with Compass and Ruler
- Triangle exterior angle Theorem
- Pythagoras Theorem
- Regular n-gon. Properties, Theorems
- Trapezoid. Trapezoid Area
- Concurrency of Triangle Bisectors, Medians, Altitudes and Middle Lines. Theorems
- Circumcircle, Incircle. Euler’s formula
- Sum of angles in a convex polygon and in a five-star
- A circle inscribed into an angle. Chord Theorem
- An angle standing on the diameter. Thales’ Theorem
- Constriction of a rectangle, rhombus and n-gon with a ruler and a compass
- Circle, Chord, Secant, Tangent
- Inscribed Angle, Chord-Tangent, Tangent-Secant, Chord-Chord Theorems
- Similar Triangles. AAA, SAS Theorems
- Triangle middle line. Triangle middle line Theorem
- Triangle Simson Line Theorem
- Cyclic Quadrilateral. Properties. Theorems
- Ptolemy Theorems
- Power of a point Theorem
- Heron Formula of Triangle Area. Five other formulas of the Triangle Area
- Bisector Theorem

## Preparation for the SAT Subject Test Math Level 2 (Using Barron’s SAT 2 Book)

- Logarithms Properties
- Logarithms Graphs
- Exponents Properties
- Exponents & Logarithm Equations. SAT2 Test
- Rational Functions and Asymptotes.
- SAT2 Formulas – Review. SAT2 Test
- Review Complex Numbers.
- Review Inversed Functions, Function Composition. SAT2 Test
- Review Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series. SAT2 Test
- Matrices, Determinant. SAT2 Test
- 3D Geometry. SAT2 Test
- Review Conic Sections. SAT2 Test
- Review Linear, Quadratic, Trigonometry Functions. SAT2 Test
- Review Conic Sections (Ellipse, Parabola, Hyperbola). SAT2 Test
- Review Quadratic Inequalities, Counting (Combinatorics). SAT2 Test
- Basic Statistics. SAT2 Test
- Review Probability. SAT2 Test
- Elements of math logic and Set Theory. Bijection and injection. Infinite sets and cardinality
- Functions and graphs. Even, odd, periodic, monotonic functions
- Exponential function. Logarithms. Equations and inequalities with exponents and logarithms
- Polynomials; division of polynomials.Vieta formulas
- Complex numbers
- Mathematical induction
- Sets and functions. Bijections
- Infinite sets and cardinality
- Equivalence relations
- Solving equivalences
- Euler function

A free first trial lesson is offered for all subjects. If you wish to sign up for any of our programs, a non-refundable payment for the month is due on the first lesson of the month. We accept personal checks or cash only.

## Math Tuition Fees:

# $35 – 60 / 90

60 or 90 minute math lessons are available. The duration of the class varies by level.