The course is a rigorous three-week blended learning program designed to both review skills and content, and to push students forward conceptually to prepare for Grade 8 mathematics. This guided program focuses on a weekly topic with skill review, practice and assessments as benchmarks for mastery of skill. Students will be presented material in a variety of ways and will be able to sharpen both their analytical and problem solving skills. Designed to spotlight and strengthen the areas where students have the most trouble in Grade 8, topics covered will include: algebraic properties, and fundamental skills review with exponents, factoring polynomials, linear equations and inequalities, and coordinate plane graphing and equations. While this course is designed to be completed in its entirety online, in person sessions will be given each Monday of the course from 3:30pm to 4:30pm on campus. These sessions will be available live online through Google Hangouts and will be saved for later viewing if students aren’t available during that time.
Susanne Broderick began teaching at Worcester Academy in 2014, after previously teaching in the Wayland and Concord School Districts. She holds a Master of Science in Education from the University of Scranton, a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Florida State University, and an undergraduate degree from Worcester State University. Susanne teaches 6th grade math, 8th grade Pre-Algebra, and coaches Lego Robotics electives. She also coaches cross-country in the fall and serves as a 6th grade advisor.