2024-2025 School Year

Pre-Algebra GVL

Mondays AND Wednesdays

Course Description

This is math for the 8th grade student taught as preparation for Algebra 1.  A strong 7th grader may take this course upon teacher recommendation and approval of a UHC administrator.

Note: Parents are required to own the solutions guide, review/reteach concepts on non-class days, and check and correct all practice sets.

August homework is assigned and required.

To be successful in this class:

Use a math notebook to take notes in class and complete 30-40 minutes of homework each weekday, with an average of 30-40 problems assigned after each class. Tests will take an average of an hour. This class is fast-paced and requires dedication to daily homework and parent involvement.

Students may also be enrolled in a Wednesday-only Math Lab if additional help with homework is needed.

Summer and Christmas break homework will be assigned and is required. 


Grades: 8th Grade

Fees: $360 per year


UHC Intermediate Math/Math Transition or equivalent course

Sections Offered: 1st Hour, 2nd Hour, 4th Hour - Nelson

Required Materials


Note: textbooks should be ordered early to complete required summer assignments.

Other materials:

  • Binder with loose-leaf notebook paper
  • Sharpened pencils with erasers
  • Calculator, scientific (teacher recommends this one HERE)
  • Graph paper
  • Highlighters

1st Hour, 2nd Hour, 4th Hour - Nelson

Meet Lori Nelson


  • B.S. Biology, Lander University
  • M.S. Life Sciences, University of Maryland


  • Lowcountry Day School, Science Teacher
  • High School Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science
  • Middle School Life Science, General Science, and Earth Science
  • Tutored students in Science and Math
  • Homeschooled my middle school children

Began teaching at UHC in 2023.