August 20-24, 2018 (Monday through Friday)
Afternoon Session: 1 - 4 pm
Open to students entering grades 8-10
Course Credit: Not offered for credit
Are you planning to take Geometry, Algebra II, Chemistry, or Physics in the fall and want to brush up on your Algebra skills? Do you need an extra boost before taking Algebra I this fall? Students answering yes to either of these questions will benefit from this one-week preparatory session.
This class will reinforce computational and algebraic skills as well as strengthen critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Some of the target topics include: operations with integers (positive and negative numbers), order of operations, solving equations, ratios, proportions, the coordinate system, graphing linear equations and inequalities, systems of equations, quadratics, exponents and roots, functions, and polynomials. The small class size along with the two professionals in the classroom will allow for individual instruction and hands-on activities. Classes consist of brief lectures followed by problem-solving individually and as a group.
No book is required for this course - all worksheets, activities and solutions will be provided by the teachers.
Samantha Dembicer, co-instructor
Samantha Dembicer graduated from Middlebury College with a bachelor of arts degree in economics and Japanese and is a candidate for a master’s degree in secondary education in mathematics at Manhattanville College. She teaches mathematics in the Middle School and coaches the Middle School girls’ B basketball team.
Tori Wilbur, co-instructor
An innovative teacher and curriculum designer, Tori Wilbur has a track record of revitalizing curriculum where she teaches and of adding new approaches to enhance learning. A flipped classroom devotee, Tori has developed coursework using technology and interactive lessons, working as she does to get her students excited about learning math and applying what they’ve learned to the world around them. Prior to her time in Idaho, Tori taught middle school in Windham, NH for several years, where she was known for her connection to students, her innovation, and her curriculum design. Tori earned her B.S. in mathematics education, summa cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire, and her M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from Boston College. She is currently working on a degree from Plymouth State in curriculum administration.
Details & Eligibility
▸ On-Site Course
▸ August 20-24, 2018
▸ Students entering grades 8-10
▸ Credit: Not offered for credit
2018 Tuition: $450
Financial aid is available (June 1 deadline)