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Basic Math - Online
with Alverta Dyar
This virtual (online only) basic math class covers operations on natural numbers, integers, rational numbers (fractions), decimals, and percents. Multi-step problems using the correct order of arithmetic operations will be stressed. Correct mathematical format and language will be covered as well as the context in which the math can be used. Calculators will be used after the student is well versed in the process of solving equations. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: 1. add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers and rational numbers written as decimals or fractions, and will use exponents; 2. perform combinations of operations on integers and rational numbers; 3. distinguish equivalent forms of numbers in canonical forms; 4. write integers and rational numbers in canonical forms; 5. solve percent, ratio, and proportional word problems using a contextual approach. The teacher (avatar) will be in the center for students on Wednesdays from 3:30-4pm and Thursdays from 11am-12pm. Of course, students will be able to email, phone, or Google Hangout with the instructor as scheduled throughout the semester.
Online access and Firefox web browser.
Basic Reading - WS17
with Michael Trombley
Basic reading skills include language, concentration, visual processing skills, auditory processing skills, memory and reasoning. In this class the focus will be on alphabetics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency using authentic materials such as newspapers, maps, charts, medicine bottles, doctor’s instructions, driver manuals, label reading, job notices, applications and cooking instructions.
Writing Lab - WS17
with Kelly McAvoy
Learning to write requires the use of multiple physical and mental processes all at the same time. If you are trying to pass the HiSET Language Arts Writing test, or if you are working on increasing your writing skills to obtain a college degree, or if you just want to increase your writing ability for employment purposes, this is the writing lab for you! Kelly received her Master's Degree in Education from St. Joseph's College and teaches Language Arts at Lawrence Jr. High School.
No class Feb. 22 - Winter Break and Apr. 19 - Spring Break.