*Inkwell English Education cooperates with Megrez Education to connect you with math instruction online. *

Founded by Dr. Hengguang Li, an internationally acclaimed math professor and educator, and Dr. Jing Dai, a biostatistician and math educator, Megrez Education is a Troy, Michigan-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to democratizing high-quality supplemental K-12 education. Collaborating with professional educators and experienced K-12 school teachers, Megrez designs quality curricula for every child who wants to improve math skills.

**Structure:**

- ONLINE INSTRUCTION IN A FACE-TO-FACE LIVE FASHION.
- Classes held on Zoom platform.
- Small classes for maximized individual attention: 5-10 students.
- Syllabus and coursework distributed in the course Curriculum section (course registration is required).

**Elementary Math Enhancement**

**Scope:
**These courses are designed in alignment with grade-level

*Common Core Math Standards*with the main goal of promoting students’ skill proficiency and conceptual understanding of the key topics in the school curricula. Students are allowed to skip one grade without testing out. Elementary Math Enhancement classes are one-year courses (Elementary Math Enhancement A in the fall semester and Elementary Math Enhancement B in the spring semester). Elementary Math Enhancement A covers the first-semester content of the course.

**Textbook:
**We are using the Primary Mathematics CC ED Textbook (Book A for the fall semester and Book B for the spring semester). Grade 1 will use 1A and 1B, Grade 2 will use 2A and 2B, and so on. Links for Grade 1 books are as follows. Books for other grades can be found on the same website.

shop.singaporemath.com/index.php/product/primary-mathematics-cc-ed-textbook-1a/

shop.singaporemath.com/index.php/product/primary-mathematics-cc-ed-textbook-1b/

**WE WILL NOTIFY YOU WHEN SUFFICIENT ENROLLMENT IS REACHED. YOU CAN PLACE THE BOOK ORDER UPON THE NOTIFICATION.**

**Tuition: $150 ($15 per one-hour class) non-refundable after first class.**

**Elementary Math Enhancement Grade 4 (A)**

**Class Schedule**: Class will meet once a week on **Mondays 7 pm-8 pm ET (09/20-11/29/2021, no class in the Thanksgiving week): 09/20, 09/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08, 11/15, 11/29**.

**Elementary Math Enhancement Grade 5 (A)**

**Class Schedule**: Class will meet once a week on **Thursdays 7 pm-8 pm ET (09/23-12/02/2021, no class in the Thanksgiving week): 09/23, 09/30, 10/07, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/04, 11/11, 11/18, 12/02**.

**Pre-Algebra Courses**

**Scope:
**The course curriculum is aligned with the Common Core Mathematics State Standards that have been adopted by the State of Michigan together with the other forty states in the US for high-quality Grades 6-12 math education.

**Objective**:

Students will learn one and a half years of middle school mathematics in one year. The Prealgebra I and II classes are one-year courses (Prealgebra A in the fall semester and Prealgebra B in the spring semester). Prealgebra A covers the first-semester content of the course.

**For current elementary school students**, these courses can prepare **testing out** middle school math courses and future middle school math contests. **For current middle school students**, these courses can enhance math learning at the grade level for **state standard tests** and subsequent STEM courses.

**Textbook**:

These courses cover topics in the textbook in two semesters. We will email you the textbook info when sufficient enrollment is reached.

**Tuition: $330 ($22 per 1.5-hour class) non-refundable after first class.**

**Pre-Algebra 1 (A)**

Students will learn the concepts usually covered in grade 6 and the first half year of grade 7. This course covers the same (or more) topics as the Math 6/7 Honors course that is offered in some middle schools for 6th graders who learn at an accelerated pace.

The course develops a deep conceptual and procedural understanding of mathematics. The critical areas are: (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using algebraic expressions and equations; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking; (5) reasoning about relationships among shapes to determine area, surface area, and volume; (6) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (7) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with algebraic expressions and linear equations.

**Prerequisite**:

This course is suitable for students who have mastered the elementary school math at the 5th grade level. This group often includes students who are in grades 4, 5, 6, or 7 in fall 2021.

Class will meet once a week on each **Monday 7 pm-8:30 pm ET from 09/13/2021 to 12/20/2021 (15 class meetings): 09/13, 09/20, 09/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/06, 12/13, 12/20/2021.** Tentatively weekly quizzes plus simulated tests in the fall semester.

**Pre-Algebra 2 (A)**

Students will learn the concepts usually covered in the second half year of grade 7 and in grade 8. This course covers the same (or more) topics as the Math 7/8 Honors course that is offered in some middle schools for 7th graders who learn at an accelerated pace.

The course develops a deep conceptual and procedural understanding of mathematics. The critical areas are: (1) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with 2D and 3D shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (2) drawing inferences about populations based on samples; (3) formulating and reasoning about algebraic expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (4) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (5) analyzing 2D and 3D space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

**Prerequisite**:

This course is suitable for students who have mastered the middle school math at the 6th grade level. This group often includes students who are in grades 5, 6, 7, or 8 in fall 2021.

Class will meet once a week on each **Wednesday 7 pm-8:30 pm ET from 09/15/2021 to 12/22/2021 (15 class meetings): 09/15, 09/22, 09/29, 10/06, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/03, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/01, 12/08, 12/15, 12/22/2021.** Tentatively weekly quizzes plus simulated tests in the fall semester.

**Algebra 1A**

**Scope:
**The course curriculum is aligned with the Common Core Mathematics State Standards that have been adopted by the State of Michigan together with other forty states in the US for high-quality Grades 6-12 math education.

**Objective**:

Algebra 1 is a rigorous first-year algebra course. This course covers the same (or more) topics as the Algebra 1 Honors course offered in some middle schools for 8th graders who learn at an accelerated pace, or as the Algebra 1 course offered in high schools for 9th graders. Algebra 1 is a one-year course (Algebra 1 A in the fall semester and Algebra 1 B in the spring semester). Algebra 1 A covers the first-semester content of the course.

**For current 7 ^{th }graders or below**, this course can prepare

**testing out**middle/high school math courses and future math contests.

**For current 8**, this course can enhance math learning at the grade level for

^{th }graders or above**state standard tests**and subsequent STEM courses.

In this course, students will: (1) develop fluency in writing, interpreting, and translating between various forms of linear equations and inequalities, and use them to solve problems and apply related solution techniques; (2) explore many examples of functions, including sequences; students interpret functions given graphically, numerically, symbolically, and verbally, translate between representations, and understand the limitations of various representations; (3) use regression techniques to describe approximately linear relationships between quantities; (4) create and solve equations, inequalities, and systems of equations involving exponential , quadratic , and rational expressions; (5) expand their experience with functions to include more specialized functions—absolute value, step, and those that are piecewise-defined.

**Prerequisite**:

This course is suitable for students who have mastered the middle school prealgebra series (equivalent to Prealgebra 1 and Prealgebra 2, or Prealgebra Math Contest at Megrez). This group often includes students who are in grade 6, 7, 8, or 9 in fall 2021.

**Textbook**:

This course covers topics in the textbook in two semesters. We will email you the textbook info when sufficient enrollment is reached.

**Schedule**:

Class will meet once a week on each **Sunday 4:45 pm-6:15 pm ET from 09/05/2021 to 12/19/2021 (except for the Thanksgiving week, 15 meetings in total): 09/05, 09/12, 09/19, 09/26, 10/03, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14, 11/21, 12/05, 12/12, 12/19/2021.** Tentatively weekly quizzes plus simulated tests in the fall semester.

**Tuition: $330 ($22 per 1.5-hour class) non-refundable after first class.**