**Course Description**: Students will develop the ability to apply basic mathematics to algebraic equations that employ polynomial expressions. Factoring polynomial expressions to solve equations using the FOIL method, solving basic geometry problems, factoring polynomial fractions, graphing, synthetic division, simplifying radicals, multiplying and dividing radicals, finding the slope of a line, slope intercept form, X and Y intercepts, using the quadratic formula and graphing will also be included in this course. Workbook pages will be accompanied by a handout explaining the process in detail to be used as a reference and for studying. Each process is broken down into steps that are easier to manage, until the student is confident enough to find and use the shortcuts themselves. The pace and amount of material covered will be determined by the students. Their individual abilities, and desire to conquer and manage new information, will be our guideline as we learn about the math that surrounds us and its impact on our future learning.

**Instructor:** Laura Majeskey, (804) 598-2208, **grey8@comcast.net**

**Tuition:** $495 per year, payable $55/month

**Copy Fee:** $40

**Text: **Instructional Fair: Algebra by Mary Lee Vivian and Margaret Thomas, ISBN: 978-0-7424-1788-5

**Class Minimum:** 4 students