Mathematics 6

Mathematics 6 is the first of three courses in middle school preparing students for the study of high school algebra. Throughout the course, students develop understanding of the relationship between fractions, decimals, and percents, and apply these concepts to real life problems and other disciplines. Algebraic understanding is developed through solving equations and the use of appropriate terminology. Students will also study aspects of geometry (including area, perimeter, and surface area) and probability and statistics. Problem solving and critical thinking will be integrated throughout the course.

Mathematics 7

Prerequisite: Mathematics 6 

Mathematics 7 is the second of three courses in middle school preparing students for the study of high school algebra. This course continues the development of algebraic knowledge begun in Mathematics 6. Topics in grade seven include proportional reasoning, integer computation, solving two-step equations, recognizing different representations for relationships, and applying the concepts of statistics and probability. Problem solving and critical thinking will be integrated throughout the course.

Mathematics 8

Prerequisite: Mathematics 7 

Mathematics 8 is the third of three courses in middle school preparing students for the study of high school algebra. In this course students review and extend concepts and skills from Math 6 and Math 7 and study new content to better prepare them for more abstract ideas in algebra and geometry. Students gain proficiency in computation with rational numbers, use proportions to solve a variety of problems, solve multi-step equations, and inequalities, graph linear equations, and solve problems with 2- and 3-dimensional figures. Problem solving and critical thinking will be integrated throughout the course.

Algebra I

Prerequisite: Mathematics 8 or Mathematics 7 with teacher recommendation  

In Algebra I, students use the algebraic skills developed in Math 6, 7, and 8 to represent and solve a variety of practical problems. Tables and graphs will be used to interpret algebraic expressions, equations, and inequalities, and to analyze behaviors of functions. Graphing calculators, computers, and other appropriate technology will be utilized.

Geometry

Prerequisite: Algebra I 

This course emphasizes coordinates, transformational geometry and measurement, theorems, and formal definitions of geometric terms. Students will work with proofs requiring applications of logic. Students will also solve numerical and algebraic problems which apply geometric concepts. Calculators, computers and graphing utilities are used.