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  • 2021 Summer Math Boost

    OVERVIEW Robbinsdale Area Schools is committed to providing multiple pathways for students to access high school math courses to earn college credit (e.g. AP-Calculus). Towards that end, low cost summer math “Boost” courses are an option for students who want to independently cover the material. The Summer Boost Option is available for advancement or for review in one of the following courses: Pre-Algebra Linear Algebra Geometry Algebra II Pre-Calculus You have the opportunity to complete a full year (two semesters) during the summer. This program is intended for those students who can study independently. To be successful, the registration deadline for Summer Math Boost is Friday, June 19, although you can begin working on your course once school is done. No registrations will be taken after that deadline without the approval of the instructor. DETAILS Students who master the material are allowed to advance to the next logical math course in the fall. Students do not receive credit for the course covered. The program is offered at a low cost of $89 for both in-district and out-of-district students. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch through Robbinsdale Area Schools will pay $45. Students can choose to advance a grade-level in math, or review the last course they just completed. CLASS PLAN Weekly help sessions will be held both in person at FAIR-Pilgrim Lane as well as virtually via Google Meet. You will receive details prior to the start of class. These sessions are not required, but rather a chance ask specific questions. The instructor is available via Google Meet during this time as well. Start: Week of June 14 End: Week of August 17 Community Ed reserves the right to cancel a section due to a lack of registrations unless instructors prefer to combine sections. Instructor: Benjamin Drexler (Email: benjamin_drexler@rdale.org) - Pre-Algebra 7, Linear Algebra 8 Pre-Algebra 7 Tuesdays 8-9 am Linear Algebra 8 Tuesdays 9-10 am Instructor: Lorraine Meredith (Email: lorraine_meredith@rdale.org) - Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus Algebra II Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 am Geometry Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am Pre-Calculus Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 am TEXTBOOKS Due to Covid-19 limitations, we are still working out details on textbook availability. CHROMEBOOKS Due to Covid-19 limitations, we are still working out details on Chromebook availability for those in district students who have the need to use them. SUCCESS To show mastery of the material, students must score at least an 80% on the first and second semester final exams for the course they are studying. Students must have both exams completed by August 18. Teachers will contact all students with their results by August 20. Teachers will contact school counselors by August 23 with the names of all students who have demonstrated mastery. Counselors will then change the fall courses in which those students are enrolled. HOW TO REGISTER Registration for Summer Math “Boost” is done online using the Robbinsdale Community Ed registration system at rdale.eleyo.com. Enter “Summer Math” in the search field and then pick your desired course. TRANSPORTATION There is no busing available for the Math Boost program.