Our HSEPrep class covers reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. Study guides and materials are provided for each student in each area of study. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and center on learning how to think critically, calculate, convert units, and complete various problems.
Students will be asked to find mean, use functions, find integer, solving polynomial equations, etc. Arming students with mathematical terminology and basic operation will increase their chances of understanding the math concept they need to use to solve the problem.
During the reading portion of TASC, students will be asked to identify verbs, nouns, adjectives, etc. Having an understanding of the various parts of speech will also aid students for their composition of their essay. Understanding how to read story problems will greatly help students solve problems.
Being able to understand each shape, and how to calculate the measurement of each shape is key to the math portion of the TASC. Nearly every math problem posed in the TASC involves an equation. Giving students a breakdown on how to solve equations, how to write/read equations, and what the alphabet in math really means.
Students will need an understanding on how to read charts and graphs to answer questions involving math, science, and social studies. There are a few maps illustrated throughout the TASC. To be able to answer the questions, it is imperative to understand the components of map reading, such as the key.
Tuesday’s Schedule English and Social Studies
11017

Parts of Speech and Punctuation
What is found in reading passage

Government Vocabulary
Geography 
11717  Parts of Speech cont.
Sentence Structure and Topic Sentences 
Geography cont.
Reading Charts and Graphs 
12417  Subjects and Objects
Types of Sentences Reading practice 
Government policies
Current Issues 
13117  REVIEW  REVIEW 
2717  Reading through test passages
Topic Sentences cont. Gathering information for essays 
Titles of charts
Amendments

21417  Text Structure
Five paragraph structure of an essay

Sequence of events
Timelines 
22117  TEST CLUES (entire lesson)  
22817  REVIEW  REVIEW 
3717  Complete Sentences and Clauses
Where to find sources Intro and Conclusion for essays 
Compare and Contrast
Cause and effect 
31417  Verb tenses and agreement
“Out loud” reading practice 
Fact v Opinion
Values v beliefs Satire 
32117  Grammar lesson
Typical Paragraph form Flow of essays 
Reading cartoons
Application reading 
32817  REVIEW  REVIEW 
Thursdays’ Schedule Math and Science
Jan 5  Math: Arithmetic and Basic Number Concepts/Mathematical Terminology
Science: Introduction to the scientific method and Genetics/Life Science terminology 
Jan 12  Math: Multiplication/division of whole numbers and using multiplication/division in story problems. How to understand and solve story problems
Science: Categories of Living things and Balance in Nature 
Jan 19  Math: Operations and story problems with negative numbers
Science: Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems 
Jan 26  Math: Operations with percentages, decimals, and fractions.
Science: Natural Selection and Adaptations.

Feb 2  Math: Ratios and Rates. Math Review
Science: Introduction to the Cell and Genetics 
Feb 9  Math: Shapes, Angles, and Basic Geometry
Science: Review of Life Science Topics 
Feb 16  Math: Reading a Graph.
Science: Intro to Earth and Space Science/Terminology 
Feb 23  Math: Understanding Basic algebra.
Science: The Solar System 
Mar 2  Math: Elementary polynomials and writing polynomials
Science: Land and Air on Earth 
Mar 9  Math: Writing Equations and Inequalities in mathematics. Review
Science: The Earth’s Weather and Climate and Water Cycle 
Mar 16  Math: Elementary Unit Conversions
Science: Pollution and Environmental Concerns 
Mar 23  Math: Algebra Story Problems
Science: Review of Earth Space Topics 
Mar 30  Math: Coordinate Relationships and Graphing.
Science: Intro to Physical Science and Terminology 
Apr 6  Math: Linear Equations
Science: Matter, Molecules, and More 
Apr 13  Math: Independent and Dependent Variables and Functions
Science: Motion and Forces 
Apr 20  Math: Surface area. Review
Science: Temperature and Energy 
Apr 27  Math: Pythagorean Theorem
Science: Review of Physical Science 