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7th Grade Math Courses
PRE-ALGEBRA 7 This is the first year of a two-year course in pre-algebra. The curriculum addresses the 7th grade math standards. Concepts will include, but are not limited to, rational number operations, one and two step equations, geometric relationships among two and three dimensional objects, measurement, and data analysis and probability. This course also deepens conceptual understanding though the Standards of Mathematical Practice. Students completing this course will take the second year of pre-algebra as 8th graders.
PRE-ALGEBRA 7 ADVANCED This is a two-period course for students who desire the opportunity to take Advanced Algebra I in the 8th grade. Students will be taught the 7th and 8th grade math standards throughout the course. Concepts will include, but are not limited to, rational number operations, laws of exponents, multi-step equations, algebraic expressions, slope-intercept form, linear functions, Pythagorean Theorem, measurement, irregular and composite plane figures, data collection and analysis, and experimental and theoretical probability. Students successfully completing this course will be considered for placement into Advanced Algebra I as 8th graders.
PRE-ALGEBRA 7 ADVANCED (Math Team) This is a two-period course for students who desire the opportunity to take Advanced Algebra I in the 8th grade. Students will be taught the 7th and 8th grade math standards throughout the course and will be required to attend outside of school competitions. Concepts will include, but are not limited to, rational number operations, laws of exponents, multi-step equations, algebraic expressions, slope-intercept form, linear functions, Pythagorean Theorem, measurement, irregular and composite plane figures, data collection and analysis, and experimental and theoretical probability. Students successfully completing this course will be considered for placement into Advanced Algebra I as 8th graders.
8th Grade Math Courses
PRE-ALGEBRA 8 This is the second year of a two year course in pre-algebra. Students successfully completing this course will take Algebra I in the 9th grade. The curriculum addresses numerous mathematical concepts such as: number theory, laws of exponents, algebraic expressions, slope-intercept method, linear functions, Pythagorean Theorem, irregular and composite plane figures, data collection and analysis, and experimental and theoretical probability. This course also deepens conceptual understanding though the Standards of Mathematical Practice. This course prepares students for Algebra I in the 9th grade.
ALGEBRA I Prerequisite Advanced Pre-Algebra 7 or Pre-Algebra 8 This is a high school level course for students who successfully completed Pre-Algebra. The course follows a traditional algebra curriculum, which consists of the following: performing operations with numerical expressions while using properties of real numbers and order of operations, factoring polynomials, factoring algebraic expressions, analyzing linear functions from equations, slopes, and intercepts, solving multi-step equations and inequalities, quadratic functions, and analyzing data and probability.
ALGEBRA I ADVANCED This is a high school level course for 8th grade students who successfully completed Advanced Pre-Algebra. This course utilizes an application-based, graphing approach and the content addressed consists of the following: performing operations with numerical expressions while using properties of real numbers and order of operations, factoring polynomials, factoring algebraic expressions, analyzing linear functions from equations, slopes, and intercepts, solving multi-step equations and inequalities, quadratic functions, and analyzing data and probability. Students in advanced algebra are expected to apply all skills learned at a higher level of rigor.
ALGEBRA I ADVANCED (Math Team) This is a high school level course for 8th grade students who successfully completed Advanced Pre-Algebra or Advanced Pre-Algebra Math Team. This course utilizes a graphing approach and the content addressed consists of the following: performing operations with numerical expressions while using properties of real numbers and order of operations, factoring polynomials, factoring algebraic expressions, analyzing linear functions from equations, slopes, and intercepts, solving multi-step equations and inequalities, quadratic functions, and analyzing data and probability. Students in advanced algebra are expected to apply all skills learned at a higher level of rigor. An end-of-course assessment is administered for this course. Students are required to complete supplemental “math team” coursework that goes beyond the Algebra curriculum and are required to attend outside of school competitions. This course is designed for students that are enthusiastic about math and desire to experience math outside of school.
9th Grade Math Courses
ALGEBRA I This is a high school level course for students who successfully completed Pre-Algebra 8. The course follows a traditional algebra curriculum, which consists of the following: performing operations with numerical expressions while using properties of real numbers and order of operations, factoring polynomials, factoring algebraic expressions, analyzing linear functions from equations, slopes, and intercepts, solving multi-step equations and inequalities, quadratic functions, and analyzing data and probability.
GEOMETRY Geometry is the formal development of geometric skills and concepts prerequisite to advanced college-preparatory courses. The course includes consistent use of algebra to reinforce the skills and concepts developed in Algebra I. Problem-solving skills and logical reasoning are emphasized throughout the course. Topics include space geometry, geometric constructions, coordinate geometry, parallel and perpendicular lines, properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and circles, congruence and similarity, right triangle trigonometry, area, and volume.
GEOMETRY- ADVANCED This is an advanced high school course for freshmen who have completed Algebra I and enjoy thinking critically about mathematics concepts. The course is designed to be a more intensive study of the topics covered in Geometry. The course includes consistent use of algebra to reinforce the skills and concepts developed in Algebra I. Students work at an accelerated pace on the following concepts: space geometry, geometric constructions, coordinate geometry, parallel and perpendicular lines, properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and circles, congruence and similarity, right triangle trigonometry, area, volume, transformations, modeling, and probability. Students in advanced geometry are expected to apply all skills learned through different forms of critical thinking and write mathematical papers and arguments. Technology is regularly used to enhance the students’ understanding of topics.
GEOMETRY- ADVANCED (MATH TEAM) This is an advanced high school course for freshmen who have completed Algebra I and enjoy thinking critically about mathematics concepts. The course is designed to be a more intensive study of the topics covered in Geometry. The course includes consistent use of algebra to reinforce the skills and concepts developed in Algebra I. Students work at an accelerated pace on the following concepts: space geometry, geometric constructions, coordinate geometry, parallel and perpendicular lines, properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and circles, congruence and similarity, right triangle trigonometry, area, volume, transformations, modeling, and probability. Students in advanced geometry are expected to apply all skills learned through different forms of critical thinking and write mathematical papers and arguments. Technology is regularly used to enhance the students’ understanding of topics. Students will compete in in-class math competitions and also off-campus math competitions. Students are required to attend off-campus competitions.