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Description of Courses Offered
6th Grade M/J Math I
Covers four critical areas:
(1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems
(2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers
(3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations
(4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.
M/J Math I Advanced covers the above as well as selected topics from the 7th grade curriculum
7th Grade
M/J Math II
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 threedimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume
(4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples. M/J Math II Advanced covers the above topics as well as selected topics from the 8th grade curriculum Algebra 1 Honors (see description below)
8th Grade
Three critical areas:
(1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations
(2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships
(3) analyzing two and threedimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.
Intensive Math
The purpose of the Intensive Math class is to remediate skills needed to be successful in math as well as provide additional support for the current daily math curriculum. We use various methods to reteach and preteach math lessons that are taught in the regular math class.
The following courses are offered for High School credit with a passing score on the state End of Course Exam.
Algebra 1 Honors
Seeing Structure in Expressions
 Interpret the structure of expressions
 Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems
Arithmetic with Polynomials and Rational Functions
 Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials
 Understand the relationship between zeros and factors of polynomials
 Use polynomial identities to solve problems
 Rewrite rational functions
Creating Equations
 Create equations that describe numbers or relationships
Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities
 Understand solving equations as a process of reasoning and explain the reasoning
 Solve equations and inequalities in one variable
 Solve systems of equations
 Represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically
Geometry Honors
Congruence
 Experiment with transformations in the plane
 Understand congruence in terms of rigid motions
 Prove geometric theorems
 Make geometric constructions
Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry
 Understand similarity in terms of similarity transformations
 Prove theorems involving similarity
 Define trigonometric ratios and solve problems involving right triangles
 Apply trigonometry to general triangles
Circles
 Understand and apply theorems about circles
 Find arc lengths and areas of sectors of circles
 Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations
 Translate between the geometric description and the equation for a conic section
 Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically
 Geometric Measurement and Dimension
 Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems
 Visualize relationships between twodimensional and threedimensional objects
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