K-2nd: NEW!! Singapore math. We are excited to add a formal math component to our Heritage days. We will add K-2nd math in 2020-2021 and plan to add an additional grade level each year until we have Singapore math offered for K-6th.
Kindergarten: Singapore Math Essential Math A and Essential Math B
First Grade: Singapore Math Primary Mathematics 1A and 1B
Second Grade: Singapore Math Primary Mathematics 2A and 2B
3rd-6th Math Skills: Heritage does not offer elementary math for 3rd-6th grade other than our one hour Math skills/math lab class on Tuesday and Thursday. The math skills portion of class is focused on learning addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division math facts in a fun and competitive environment. For the math lab time in class, students will BYOMA (bring your own math assignment) to complete on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons after the skills portion of class. We are hoping to offer cribbage class again for 4th and 5th grade students during this time.
Seventh Grade through High School
NEW!! We are adding Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and Geometry at Heritage for 2020-2021. We plan to add Algebra II next year.
PreAlgebra is usually taken in 7th or 8th grade. It reinforces arithmetic operations and teaches integers, fractions, decimals, percents, order of operations, geometry, graphing, measurement, and the solving of simple linear equations. Click here for placement test.
Algebra I is usually taken in 8th or 9th grade. Algebra 1 lays the foundation for higher-level mathematics and science training. Topics include functions, linear equations, linear systems, absolute value, linear inequalities, polynomials, and factoring. Click here for placement test.
Geometry is usually taken in 9th or 10th grade (after completion of Algebra I). The course covers geometric reasoning through postulates, theorems, and proofs (Euclidean geometry). Topics include area, volume, surface area, transformations, symmetry, logic, polygons, proofing, congruence, circles, similarity, and beginning trigonometry. See placement test below. Click here for placement test.
Why study Logic? Students will argue and they will use reason. Why not teach them to do so with clarity and respect?
Informal Logic (7th-9th)
Text: The Art of Argument by Classical Academic Press
“My chief objection to a quarrel, is that it ends a good argument.” -G.K. Chesterton.
“Middle and high school students will argue (and sometimes quarrel), but they won’t argue well without good training. The Art of Argument is designed to teach the argumentative adolescent how to reason with clarity, relevance, and purpose. The mastery of informal logic (the logical fallacies) is a foundational subject by which other subjects are evaluated, assessed, and learned.”- Classical Academic Press website
This class will teach 20+ informal fallacies incorporating humor with examples drawn from current events, popular culture, advertising, religion, politics, and history. Students will present persuasive speeches and debates as they discuss, reason, and laugh together.
Most weeks, this class will not have homework.