# Kevin Fraser

I came to Virginia Beach as a young sailor (US Navy) back in 1989. I am married to my beautiful wife (Alice) and we have three wonderful children (Caleb, Brooke, and Cole). When I left the Navy in 1996, I decided to go back to school and become a teacher. I taught in Chesapeake Public Schools for 16 years until 2015. I have experience with gifted, special needs, autistic, select mutism, ED, LD, and ESL students. While I primarily taught all subjects in 5th grade, I have worked for many years with students from 1st grade through 12th grade.

I now teach Middle School Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and Algebra II to homeschoolers locally, and will do so here at Global Christian Co-op in the Fall of 2022 in Virginia Beach, along with Geometry. My family attended CenterPoint Community Church in Chesapeake for 11 years where we taught Sunday School, led small group Bible study, and served as Team Leader for Serve the City partnering with Chesapeake Public Schools and the Crestwood Community. We recently moved to Suffolk, VA in July of 2020.

Class description:

Stem classes this year will begin with some foundational work on the scientific process and engineering design while we construct and test rockets. Next we will explore potential and kinetic energy as we design and make roller coasters, catapults, and vehicles that may require a race or two! Later in the year we will turn our focus to chemistry of mixtures during which we will enjoy some rock candy, slushies, and ice cream.

The monthly fee for STEM is $45 with a $5 sibling discount and a one time lab fee of $20. Payments can be made via paypal (friends and family gifts) to fraserkevin12@yahoo.com or venmo @Kevin-Fraser-27

Math Courses

$50 course fee

$5 off for second sibling

Middle School Math

Course Description: Students will explore math in the following areas: numbers, geometry, measurement, algebra, and probability. Students will grow in their understanding of the relationship between numbers and the world. Topics include: irrational numbers, scientific notation, volume and surface area. Students will be learning to construct angles and segments using a straight edge and compass. They will study different transformations and practice finding similar figures. Students will learn the concept of variables and algebraic expressions. They will solve one- and two-step equations. Finally, they will explore probability and variation creating, analyzing and visualizing data sets.

Course Objective: This course is intended to teach, reinforce, and strengthen the student’s foundational math skills. Students exiting the lower elementary grades will require this solid foundation prior to taking Pre-Algebra in Middle School or High School. With Algebra I, II, and Geometry on the horizon, students who master these foundational skills will be well-prepared for the next level of Math.

The Grade 7 math textbook reviews foundational math concepts from elementary math and dives into middle school math concepts. Students will review whole numbers, decimals, integers, fractions, measurements, and geometry, and they will extend their knowledge of square roots, exponents, algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities, percentages, functions, probability, surface area and volume, and statistics. Each exercise set includes a spiral review of previously learned concepts.

Middle School Math - BJU Press

Fundamentals of Math - 2nd Edition

Students Text

· ISBN-10 : 162856072X

· ISBN-13 : 978-1628560725

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Pre-Algebra

Course Description: Students will use KUTA worksheets, videos and online interactives to explore the world of Pre-algebra. Students will engage in problem solving, graphing, quizzes and projects. Students will apply transformations to two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures and observe geometric properties. They will use algebraic expressions, equations, or inequalities in one variable to represent and evaluate a given situation. They will apply basic concepts of set theory and also determine subsets, complements, intersection, and union of sets. Students will utilize equations, tables and graphs to analyze and interpret linear functions and make inferences from statistical data.

Course Objective: This course is intended to teach, reinforce, and strengthen the student’s Pre-Algebra math skills. Students in the Middle School/Early High School grades will require this solid foundation of Pre-Algebra before tackling traditional high school math. With Algebra I, II, and Geometry on the horizon, students who master these Pre-Algebra l skills will be well-prepared for the next level of Math.

Pre-Algebra

Algebraic expressions and linear equations are applied throughout a thorough review of operations on integers, fractions, decimals, percents, and radicals. Students explore relations and functions using equations, tables, and graphs. Chapters on statistics and geometry extend foundational concepts in preparation for high school courses.

Student Text – BJU Press 2nd Edition

ISBN 978 - 1 - 62856 - 291 - 0

Algebra I

Course Description: Bouncing off the concepts taught in Pre-Algebra, this course immerses the student in Algebra concepts such as Equations, Inequalities, Linear Equations with Slope, Systems of Equations, Exponents, Polynomials, Quadratic Functions, Radical & Rational Expressions, Trigonometry, and Statistics.

Course Objective: After completing this course, the student will have a thorough understanding of all key algebraic concepts. Skills such as analyzing literal expressions, factoring, graphing, and solving equations will combine with basic trigonometry and statistic concepts to form a well-rounded foundation for advanced topics covered next year in Algebra II. This High School course qualifies for full credit on student transcripts and will be used to prepare students for college prep (SAT, CAT, GRE, ASVAB, etc.) Students who plan to attend college are strongly encouraged to explore dual enrollment options for this course.

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 Student Text focuses on the integration of algebraic concepts in technology and real-life applications, presenting topics in logical order with detailed examples that promote student comprehension and retention. Students explore the simplification, solving, graphing and interpretation of linear, exponential, radical, quadratic, and rational functions both manually and with technology. Internet search keywords help students locate online tools and enrichment. Additional review exercises are carefully designed for student review, retention, and preparation for the next lesson. Each chapter features graphing calculator tutorials, lessons in sequences and series, and a mathematical biography or career segment. Biblical truths and principles are taught through Dominion Modeling exercises that illustrate how mathematics is used to serve others and glorify God.

Student Text – BJU Press 3rd Edition

ISBN 978 - 1 - 60682 - 045 - 2

Geometry

BJU Press 4th Edition

Calculator, Scientific (TI-30Xa)

Has buttons for trig functions and their inverses, logarithms, roots, exponentials, factorials, statistical means, and standard deviations. Permits use of up to three memory locations.

Geometry Student Text (4th ed.) contains lessons that thoroughly develop key concepts, provide detailed examples to promote student comprehension, and integrate practical applications. Expanded exercise sets are graded by three levels of difficulty to allow for differentiated assignments

Calculator, Scientific (TI - 30Xa) *student may use app on their phone

Student Text – 4th Edition

ISBN 978-1-60682-894-6