Problem Solving 101

Problem Solving 101

$450.00

Tired of rote memorization and incomprehensible math formulas? This is the class for you. Our emphasis will be on understanding the conceptual foundation of high school mathematics while building up our problem solving skills. Increasing critical thinking and perseverance while having fun is the goal! Not only that, but we will go above and beyond the call of duty to prepare the students for the AMC 10 and 12.

Class Full

Description

Ages: 9th-12th grade

Dates: September 13 – December 6 (no class on 11/29, 12/13 make up day in the event of a teacher absence)

Time: 2:00pm – 3:25pm

Fee: $450*

Class Description:

Tired of rote memorization and incomprehensible math formulas? This is the class for you. Our emphasis will be on understanding the conceptual foundation of high school mathematics while building up our problem solving skills. Increasing critical thinking and perseverance while having fun is the goal! Not only that, but we will go above and beyond the call of duty to prepare the students for the AMC 10 and 12. This national competition is not for the faint of heart, but with patience and hard work, we will work the students up to it. They will learn advanced problem solving techniques and strategies that will prepare them for calculus as well as college math. We will cover the following topics: Functions Transformations Quadratics Factoring Absolute Values Solving Equations and Systems Polynomials Exponentials Statistics Probability Graphing Geometry Trigonometry Logic Number Theory Analytic Geometry Classes include the following: 4 Graded AMC 10’s (optional honors track) 4 Free Graded SAT Tests (optional) Weekly Homework Assignments Engaging in class activities Designed for high schoolers. Placement test required. Similar topics and difficulty equivalent to Honors Integrated Math 3, Honors Algebra 2, or Saxon: Advanced Math.

James Wigglesworth was homeschooled for ten years before going to community college and then transferring to UCLA (grad 2008). With a passion for education and a love of math, he has been helping students find educational insights for over 10 years. Now working as a full time tutor and teacher in the San Gabriel Valley, his skill set is as thorough and varied as ever. He’s taught Math Team for the past 3 years and gone on to compete at the state level each time. In that time, he created and implemented over a dozen successful group classes. Over the years, he has enabled hundreds of students to learn better, score higher, and gain confidence. Having been homeschooled himself, he possesses special insights into the ins and outs that come with homeschooling.

He has taught a wide variety of topics from programming to pre-algebra to advanced calculus and everything in between. It’s his desire to inspire a new generation of thinkers and problem solvers to develop a passion and love for math and critical thinking.

Please download the Diagnostic Test**

Minimum class size: 6

Maximum class size: 10

Room: 3

* Class fee decreases if 8 or more students register
**This test is designed to be challenging and enables the instructor to understand the abilities of the student. Student are not expected to receive a high score to be in accepted into the class.

Additional Information

Instructor Coach James
Vendor Abby Zabby LLC Home School Coaches
Ages/Grades 8th-12th Grade
Dates September 13 - December 6 (12 weeks)
Days Fridays
Time 2pm-3:25pm
Duration of Lesson 1 hour 25 minutes
Location St. James United Methodist Church 2033 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena
Class Fee $450
Number of Lessons 12
Cost Per Lesson $37.5

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