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Mathematics

Math 6

Aligned with the goals and objectives of the Pennsylvania Common Core Standards for Mathematics and the recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematic, Math 6 is a grade-level course in which higher order thinking skills are taught through the content areas of the number system, ratios and proportional relationships, geometry, expressions and equations, and statistics and probability. Problem solving, communication and reasoning are pervasive themes through all content areas. Students begin the transition from concrete operations to abstract thinking through the development of problem solving strategies.

Math 7

This course is aligned with the PA Core Standards for 7th grade. Topics experienced include proportional reasoning, expressions and equations, the use of variables, properties of 2-D and 3-D geometric figures, angle relationships, surface area, volume, data analysis, and developing statistical inferences and predictions. These topics will be approached with an emphasis on the eight mathematical practices in order to develop real-world connections and understanding.

Math 7/8

This course is aligned with the PA Core Standards for 7th and 8thgrade. It is fast paced and will expose students to the 7th and 8thgrade state standards in one year of time. Topics experienced include proportional reasoning, expressions and equations, the use of variables, properties of 2-D and 3-D geometric figures, angle relationships, surface area, volume, data analysis, and developing statistical inferences and predictions. Additional topics include irrational numbers, radicals, exponents, graphing linear equations, slope/rate of change, solving multi-step equations, transformations, Pythagorean Theorem, scatter plots, and line of best fit. These topics will be approached with an emphasis on the eight mathematical practices in order to develop real-world connections and understanding.

Math 8

This course is aligned with the PA Core Standards for 8th grade. Topics experienced include irrational numbers, radicals, exponents, graphing linear equations, slope/rate of change, solving multi-step equations, transformations, Pythagorean Theorem, scatter plots, and line of best fit. These topics will be approached with an emphasis on the eight mathematical practices in order to develop real-world connections and understanding.

Integrated Math 1

This course is the first in a series of three integrated math courses and is designed to combine some of the basic principles of Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics. Students will deepen and extend their understanding of linear relationships and be introduced to exponential functions, modeled through data. Students will use properties and theorems involving congruent figures to expand and broaden understanding of geometric knowledge. Students will experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that draws on their ability to make sense of problem situations, and will develop the ability to explore and solve mathematical problems, think critically, work cooperatively with other students, and communicate mathematical ideas clearly

Integrated Math 2

This course is the second in a series of three integrated math courses and is designed to develop an intermediate understanding of the principles of Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics. Students will connect and extend topics from Integrated Math 1 and be introduced to Quadratic Functions, Similarity and Congruence, Circles, Basic Trigonometric Functions and Probability. Students will experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that draws on their ability to make sense of problem situations, and will further develop the ability to explore and solve mathematical problems, think critically, work cooperatively with other students, and communicate mathematical ideas clearly.

Math Supplement - Grades 6, 7, and 8

Math supplement is a general education class designed to support students in the area of mathematics; more specifically to address individual students’ areas of need with regard to mathematical foundational skills. Prior student performance assessments as well as current curriculum assessments are used to determine eligibility for the course as well as to determine the areas of need to be addressed. The class is taught by a certified mathematics teacher and is normally scheduled during one of the four days of the cycle.