Tutor: Kim Nelson
Length:Full Year Class Period: Wednesday, period 4
Description: This Pre-Algebra class covers expressions, equations, inequalities, decimals, integers, number theory, rational numbers, ratio, proportions, percent, geometry, statistics and probablilty, square roots, graphing, and functions. Four to five lessons will be presented each week, and the student will be expected to complete and correct each week's assignments, with questions answered at the next class. Assignment notes, help videos, and other supplemental resources will be available online for all students on the CHAT math website.

If you are not sure if your student is ready for pre-algebra, please email Mrs. Nelson for help determining readiness.

Scheduling note:  There is the possibility that the tutor may be absent a week in the spring. There will either be a substitute teacher, the tutor will record the lesson as a video and hold extended office hours upon her return, or the final exams will be taken on the make-up day.

Tutor: Kim Nelson graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Mathematics from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. She holds a current Minnesota teaching license in secondary mathematics.  Mrs. Nelson taught math at Henry Sibley High School is West St. Paul for 6 years before starting her family.  She homeschooled all 4 of her children (now all in college or beyond), and has taught everything from Pre-K to Calculus. She is the co-founder of CHAT and has been teaching math classes at CHAT since it began in 2004. 

Cost:  $230, $240, or $250 per semester (depending on registration date)
Grades 7-9

Prerequisite: None
Homework: Approximately 1 hour per day
Text: (to be purchased by parents)   Bob Jones Pre-Algebra, 2nd edition (ISBN #978-1-59166-546-5 or #1591665469) There are used copies available on  (Textbook note:  There is an updated copyrighted version (2017) that has ISBN #1628562919 or 9781628562910.  I have verified that the content is the same, so you can purchase either one, but do NOT get the 3rd edition book.)

Pre algebra text

Supplies: Simple calculator, protractor, compass, folder or 3-ring binder for handouts, notebook and pencil, online access for Google Classroom materials, accessible printer for worksheets