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Course Overview
Students build and reinforce foundational math skills typically found in third through fifth grade for which they have not achieved mastery. They progress through carefully paced, guided instruction and engaging interactive practice. Formative assessments identify areas of weakness and prescribe lessons to improve performance. Summative assessments track progress and skill development. If needed, students can move on to Math Foundations II (addressing skills typically found in sixth through eighth grade) to further develop the computational skills and conceptual understanding needed to undertake high school math courses with confidence.
Course Outline
SEMESTER ONE
Unit 1: Understanding Numbers
Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they learn about basic odd and even numbers, including solving by grouping, regrouping, word problems, identifying unneeded information, skip counting, and mental math.
 Addition and Subtraction With Regrouping
 Understanding Numbers
 Ordering Numbers
 Fact Families
 Using Mental Math
 Choosing the Operation
 Adding Numbers Horizontally
 Extra Information
Unit 2: Adding and Subtracting
Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they review addition and subtraction, graphs and charts, and understanding and solving word problems.
 Standard and Nonstandard Measurements
 Using Graphs and Charts
 Addition with Regrouping
 Understandings Word Problems
 Perimeter
 Subtraction with Regrouping
 Solving Word Problems
 Deciding When to Regroup
Unit 3: Measurement and Multiplication
Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they review how to find the mean, median, mode, and range, as well as area, then they begin an introduction to multiplication.
 Mean, Median, Mode, and Range
 Capacity, Time, and Weight
 Finding Needed Facts
 Introduction to Multiplication
 Multiplying by 2, 3, 4, and 5
 Multiplying by 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 100
 Multiplying Three Numbers
 Area
Unit 4: Division and Data
Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they learn about the properties of division, multistep word problems, conclusions and predications and more.
 Introduction to Division
 Division: the Opposite of Multiplication
 Dividing by 2,3,4, and 5
 Multistep Word Problems
 Dividing by 6, 7, 8, and 9
 Long Division
 Conclusions and Predictions
 Expressing Numbers
 Data Collection
Unit 5: Fractions and Geometry
Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they learn about fractions, comparing like fractions, simplifying fractions, and finding common denominators. They learn about comparing and ordering mixed numbers and converting mixed numbers.
 Introduction to Fractions
 Parts of a Set
 Equivalent Fractions
 Adding and Subtracting Fractions
 Mixed Numbers
 Decimals
 Adding and Subtracting Decimals
 Probability
 Lines, Rays, and Segments
 Plane Figures
 Solids
 Ordered Pairs
 Logical Reasoning
SEMESTER TWO
Unit 1: Addition, Subtraction, and Measurement
Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, estimating and measuring capacity, mass, temperature, time and days. They also learn addends in relation to sum and adding zero.
 Story Problems: A 5Step Process
 Number Sense: Grouping Addends
 Number Sense : Rounding Numbers
 Addition and Subtraction: Related Facts
 Addition and Subtraction: Fact Families
 Patterns
 Ordinal Numbers
 Measurement: Time
 Measurement: Calendars
 Measurement: Units of Measurement
Unit 2: Fractions and Geometry
Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they practice word problems with fractions and decimals, adding and subtracting like and unlike fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals, as well as segments, symmetry, ordered pairs, and more.
 Fractions: The Basics
 Fractions: Adding and Subtracting
 Decimals: to the Hundredths
 Decimals: Comparing and Ordering
 Geometry
 Geometry: Angles
 Geometry: Congruence and Symmetry
 Geometry: Perimeter and Area
 Graphs Ordered Pairs
 Graphs: Bar and Line Graphs
 Graphs: Tables and Pictographs
 Probability
 Using Mental Math
Unit 3: Multiplication, Division, and Decimals
Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they learn about decimals, estimating, logic in solving, commutative and associative properties as well as place values and exponents.
 Choosing the Operation
 Extra Information
 Story Problems: Forming the Problem
 Finding Needed Facts
 Story Problems: From Problem to Solution
 Logical Reasoning
 Multiplying Two and Three Digits
 Properties of Multiplication
 Multiplication: Estimating
 Dividing Whole Numbers
 Dividing and Estimating
 Whole Numbers: Place Value
 Whole Numbers: Compare and Order
 Decimals to the Thousandths
 Decimals: Compare and Order
Unit 4: Operations
Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they learn about dividing whole numbers and decimals, organizing data, estimating and mental math, clustering, and more.
 Properties of Addition
 Addition and Subtraction: Inverse operations
 Addition and Subtraction: Zeros
 Addition and Subtraction with Decimals
 Problem Solving: The 5Step Plan
 Organizing Data: Using Tables
 Problem Solving: Multistep Problems
 Properties of Multiplication
 Multiplication with 2 and 3 Digit Numbers
 Multiplication: Estimation
 Dividing Whole Numbers
 Dividing Larger Numbers
 Dividing Decimals
Unit 5: Data, Fractions, and Geometry
Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they learn about organizing data and displaying data with various methods, comparing, multiplying and estimating fractions, as well as points, segments, rays, geometric vocabulary and more.
 Organizing Data: Mean, Mode, Median, Range
 Bar Graphs and Pictographs
 Line Graphs
 Circle Graphs
 Ordered Pairs
 Fractions
 Comparing and Reducing Fractions
 Adding and Subtracting Fractions
 Multiplying Fractions
 Lines and Angles
 Polygons
 Circles
 Space Figures
 Geometric Measurement
 Ratios
 Percent
 Probability
To use this course, you'll need a computer with an Internet connection. Some courses require additional free software programs, which you can download from the Internet.
Hardware and Browsers (Minimum Recommendations)
Windows OS

CPU: 1.8 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent)

RAM: 1GB of RAM

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher
 At this time our users are encouraged not to upgrade to Windows 10 or Edge (the new browser)
Mac OS

CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor

RAM: 1GB of RAM

Browser: Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher (Safari is not supported!)
Internet Connections
It is highly recommended that a broadband connection be used instead of dial up.