Our HSE-Prep 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
|-Parts of Speech and Punctuation
-What is found in reading passage
|1-17-17||-Parts of Speech cont.
-Sentence Structure and Topic Sentences
-Reading Charts and Graphs
|1-24-17||-Subjects and Objects
-Types of Sentences
|2-7-17||-Reading through test passages
-Topic Sentences cont.
-Gathering information for essays
|-Titles of charts
-Five paragraph structure of an essay
|-Sequence of events
|2-21-17||-TEST CLUES (entire lesson)|
|3-7-17||-Complete Sentences and Clauses
-Where to find sources
-Intro and Conclusion for essays
|-Compare and Contrast
-Cause and effect
|3-14-17||-Verb tenses and agreement
-“Out loud” reading practice
|-Fact v Opinion
-Values v beliefs
-Typical Paragraph form
-Flow of essays
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