Curriculum - Mathematics

Mathematics

Junior High

7th Grade Mathematics (2 semesters) Grade Level: 7
This course continues the study of basic concepts involved in working with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, integers, and percents. Emphasis is given to problem solving, communicating mathematically, reasoning, connections with other disciplines and the real world, patterns and functions, algebra, statistics, probability, and geometry.

Pre-Algebra (2 semesters) Grade Level: 7
Prerequisite: Qualifying score and placement
This course continues the study of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents. It helps students make the transition from arithmetic to algebra. Students are introduced to integers, solving equations, and the basics of algebra early in the course. Other topics include graphing and probability and statistics. Problem solving, applications, and communication are integrated throughout the course.  

Pre-Algebra (2 semesters) Grade Level: 8
Prerequisite: 7th Grade Mathematics
This course continues the study of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents. It helps students make the transition from arithmetic to algebra. Students are introduced to integers, solving equations, and the basics of algebra early in the course. Other topics include graphing and probability and statistics. Problem solving, applications, and communication are integrated throughout the course. 

Pre-AP Algebra I (2 semesters) Grade Level: 7, 8
Prerequisite: Qualifying score and placement for grades 7, 8
Algebra I is designed to help students understand the basic structure of the real number system with the techniques of algebra emphasized. It includes solving equations, inequalities, polynomials, functions, factors, and algebraic fractions. Emphasis is on conceptual understanding, on algebra as a means of representation, and on algebraic methods as a problem-solving tool.  

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