Mathematics

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Math 7

This enriched course focuses on the five domains of the Common Core State Standards, emphasizes problem-solving and applying mathematical solutions in realistic settings, and strengthens connections between abstract mathematical concepts and concrete skills. Students will work collaboratively in groups/teams to create solutions-orientated presentations and solve complex projects.  The course facilitates critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity, as well as the student’s ability to communicate his/her mathematical thinking in a variety of modes.

Math 7 Honors

The honors math course prepares students to be successful in Algebra in Grade 8. The course deepens the student’s understanding of the five domains of the Common Core State Standards. The curriculum emphasizes applying problem-solving skills in real-world settings. Students will work collaboratively in groups/teams to create solutions-orientated presentations and solve complex projects.  The course emphasizes critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. 


Math 8

The freshly revamped Math 8 course prepares students for Algebra 1. This course focuses on three areas: (1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including solving linear equations and systems of equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) analyzing two-and three-dimensional space figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

Algebra

This recently revised course focuses on four areas: (1) to deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships; (2) contrast linear and exponential relationships with each other and engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions; (3) extend the law of exponents to square and cube roots; and (4) apply linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Successful completion of the course generates high school credit.