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SUMMER ENRICHMENT

 

ALGEBRA SKILLS BRUSH-UP

Designed to help students understand the basic structure of algebra and acquire proficiency in applying algebraic concepts and skills. Topics include: functions; equations, inequalities, and word problems in one and two variables; systems of equations and inequalities; statistics; polynomials; quadratic equations; and problem solving.

GEOMETRY FOUNDATION

Geometry classes are designed to provide a sequence of topics which ensures thorough treatment of standard geometry skills and concepts. Opportunities are provided for students to gain an appreciation of the structure of geometry, to develop powers of spatial visualization, and to appreciate the need for clarity and precision of language in mathematics. The course develops the logic of geometry, helping students to justify conclusions based on geometric definitions, theorems, and postulates.

ALGEBRA II

Advance preparation that will cover the first three months of material and give the student a solid foundation in that subject.

PRE-CALCULUS

Advance preparation that will cover the first three months of material and give the student a solid foundation in that subject.

LITERARY ANALYSISEXPOSITORY WRITING

This program will revolve around the critical analysis of various literary works. Readings will include essays, short stories, novels, poetry and plays by authors such as Orwell, Joyce, Faulkner, Wordsworth and Shakespeare. The student will become trained in reading a variety of text with a critical eye. Topics to be covered include: identifying themes, tones and allusions; analyzing character development and flaws; and a general interpretation and evaluation of the work. These sessions will also include a writing component. This will be based on the principles of writing an expository essay.

LANGUAGE RULES! WORKSHOP

Designed to enhance vocabulary acquisition, reading comprehension and meaning-based learning, (4) 75 minute tutorials focus on the structure, organization and logic of the English language with particular emphasis on recurring Latin and Greek prefixes, roots and suffixes. Through interactive exercises and materials, students learn the most common roots as well as the twenty prefixes and twenty suffixes that occur more than 90% of the time in printed English.