### Bridge Math Overview

*Bridge Math*

**The Problem**

In
public and private schools, students take math courses on one track and science
courses on another. They will not be asked to use their math to solve science
problems until they reach high school chemistry. Then, *SURPRISE!* Suddenly there is a heavy burden of problems placed on them
at the moment they are grasping to understand an abstract subject. Half of
the students will be lost from the sciences while the other half will struggle
to remain. Few will excel.

**The Solution**

*Bridge
Math*
is a 7-week short course designed to teach students the applications of math
that they have neither learned nor practiced. After *Bridge
Math* they will excel in high school science, because they will be
properly prepared for it.

**“How am I ever going to use this stuff?”** Do you remember those years of doing math problems without
knowing *why* you were doing them?
In this course, students will learn when and why different math tools will
be used. While the course discusses the topics of geometry, trigonometry and
calculus, the only prerequisite for *Bridge
Math* is *Algebra I*. Most of the math problems encountered by scientists every
day can be solved using the techniques taught in this course along with arithmetic
and basic algebra.

**“Why take ***Bridge Math*?”
Students educated under the traditional system are
poorly prepared for the type of problem solving that will be required of them
in high school science courses. High school graduates who have avoided upper
level sciences will be poorly versed in the type of problem solving that is
so useful in everyday life. These skills can make all the difference in a
graduate’s professional advancement and decision-making abilities. *Bridge
Math* provides the missing content.

**“Who will benefit from ***Bridge Math*?”
*Bridge Math* is for any student who wishes to learn to solve practical problems using
the math tools and skills acquired since grade school. It is strongly recommended
for anyone who will take a high school course in chemistry or physics or any
course in *The
Spectrum* high school science series by **Beginnings Publishing House**.