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MATH AT THE BLEND

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Intensive Algebra/Geometry

Math is the cornerstone for high-level achievement in a multitude of subjects. At The Blend, we understand that students must emerge from their high school years with both:

  • a strong understanding of math principles;
  • great fluency with mathematical operations.

These same abilities, moreover, are key to scoring well on standardized tests.

Corresponding anglesCourse content
Geometry at The Blend will focus on algebra and geometry. It is a fast-paced yet focused study that emphasizes the math topics and operations most frequently encountered in other high school courses — like chemistry and physics. The course also addresses topics that frequently appear on standardized tests like the SAT and ACT.

The instructor will periodically assess the students with in-class quizzes and regular examinations.

Prerequisites
Students who would like to enroll for this course must, prior to acceptance, pass a timed assessment on their basic algebra skills.

Homework usually requires roughly 3.5 hours per week.

The instructor is available as a private tutor when needed.

Topics covered
Among the algebra concepts and operations covered in Geometry at The Blend:

Materials to purchase

There are no texts to purchase for Geometry. Your student will, however, need a "D" ring binder with section dividers and loose-leaf paper. All other materials will be provided by the instructor.

  • Solving linear equations
  • Monomial, Binomial & Polynomial Arithmetic
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Systems of Equations
  • Graphing Linear Equations
  • Graphing Quadratic Equations
  • My son reached a place in his educational journey where he wanted to be more challenged academically, and he wanted to be around peers who were also more serious about their academics. We joined the Blend, and he couldn't be happier. He is an active participant in all classes, asking questions, taking on assignments, truly enjoying all parts of the Blend experience. Roy and Diane have found a lovely balance of honoring each student's individuality and challenging them to seek their full potential.

    —Mom of 14-year-old unschooler

  • Linear Inequalities
  • Exponential Equations
  • Sequences
  • Series

Among the geometry topics covered:

  • Geometric Lexicon
  • Angle and Segment relationships
  • Proofs
  • Geometry in the Coordinate Plane
  • Similar Figures
  • Trigonometry
 

Our approach to ...

Math

All too often high school mathematics divides students into those who are "good" at math and those who aren't. — Not at the Blend. Our classes will engage even the most reluctant budding mathematician.

Math at the The Blend is designed to build skills applicable to science as well as those found on standardized tests. In addition, our content is aimed at demystifying seemingly advanced topics while bringing real meaning to the concepts covered in traditional high school math. As a result, math features prominently among our liveliest, most engaging classes. Math is explored actively, with a spirit of genuine intellectual curiosity. Rather than rote learning resulting on one "right" way to solve problems, students share ideas and approaches while investigating real-world math through word problems. Our content is aimed at helping students think mathematically and develop logical reasoning skills.

  • Homework and classwork require the student to apply mathematical reasoning to solve problems — the same skills necessary for answering questions on standardized tests.
  • In-class activities include games, good-spirited competitions, and student-led explanations.
  • Homework problems require students to apply concepts that include previously learned content; students build their math vocabulary and learn to speak in the language of mathematics — a skill foundational to the physical sciences.

 

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