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Math Department Webpage Front Row:  Betsy Keller, Stephanie Sorrell, Brittany Henagar
Second Row:  Susanna Solar, Priscilla Stokes, Cathy Laswell, Wendy Spiller, Lars Porter

Grade 7 Mathematics In Grade 7, instructional time will focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

Accelerated Grade 7 Mathematics The Grade 7 Accelerated course has been carefully aligned and designed for middle school students who show particular motivation and interest in mathematics. In Grade 7 Accelerated, there are six domains: (1) Ratios and Proportional Relationships; (2) The Number System; (3) Expressions and Equations; (4) Functions; (5) Geometry; (6) Statistics and Probability. Grade 7 Accelerated has the additional domain, Functions, due to the merged content from Grade 8 and Intermediate Algebra with Probability. The algebra focus is on linear relationships in an effort to prepare students for the Grade 8 Accelerated course (Algebra 1).

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.