◊ This is a tentative schedule, based on my best estimate of how long things take. Topics may move or vanish.
◊ Because of the cumulative nature of the work, it is important to attend everything.
◊ We will start and end on time every day,.
◊ We will have a break in the morning, and one in the afternoon.
The basics: meet the blocks, make a rectangle
The area model: the distributive law, "the box", division
Perimeter, surface area
Combining like terms
More with the area model: factoring
Make a square
Substitution: what's in the bag?
Minus: meaning and representations
Simplifying, reasoning: which is greater?
Solving equations and systems
Signed number arithmetic
Minus in the area model
Complete the square