ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

MS ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

MATH 6

The goal of the 6th grade math course is to serve as the students’ introduction to pre-algebra and to explore, examine and solve a wide variety of mathematical concepts. The crucial skills gained in this course include mathematical fluency and reasoning, communicating mathematical ideas and problem solving related to real-world situations. This introduction to Pre-Algebra eases the transition from elementary, conceptual math to attain deeper understanding and solution fluency needed for Pre-Algebra.

 

All concepts and skills are presented in the context of problem solving that requires the use of reasoning and communication. Areas of focus include but are not limited to: algebraic thinking; measures of central tendency; decimal and fractional computation; ratios and proportions; area and volume; and an introduction to equations and functions. The skills they learn in this course will stay with them throughout higher math education, and will prove useful in standardized testing, such as the MAP and SAT.

Textbook: Holt Middle School Math Course 1

Textbook: Holt McDougal "Geometry"


MATH 7

The goal of the 7th grade math course is to explore, examine and solve a wide variety of mathematical concepts. The crucial skills gained in this course include mathematical fluency and reasoning, communicating mathematical ideas and problem solving related to real-world situations. Pre-Algebra eases the transition from arithmetic to Algebra. 

 

All concepts and skills are presented in the context of problem solving that requires the use of reasoning and communication. Areas of focus include but are not limited to: data analysis and probability; algebraic foundations such as equations and inequalities; functional relationships; arithmetic and geometric sequences; measurement and Geometry.  The skills they learn in this course will stay with them throughout higher math education, and will prove useful in standardized testing, such as the MAP and SAT.

Textbook: Holt "Pre-Algebra"

Textbook: Holt McDougal "Geometry"


MATH 8

The goal of the 8th grade math course is to explore, examine and solve a wide variety of mathematical concepts. The crucial skills gained in this course include mathematical fluency and reasoning, communicating mathematical ideas and problem solving related to real-world situations. 8th grade math prepares students for higher level high school math courses. 

 

All concepts and skills are presented in the context of problem solving that requires the use of reasoning and communication. Areas of focus include but are not limited to: linear equations and functions; exponents; and Pythagorean Theorem. The end of the course takes the students’ knowledge of algebra one step further by introducing them to some basic concepts of Geometry.

 

The skills they learn in this course will stay with them throughout higher math education, and will prove useful in standardized testing, such as the MAP and SAT.

Textbook: Holt McDougal "Algebra 1"

Textbook: Holt McDougal "Geometry"