# Middle School Math & Science

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MATH 6: By the end of Grade Six, students master arithmetic operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and positive and negative integers. They accurately compute and solve word problems. They apply their knowledge to statistics and probability. Students understand the concepts of mean, median, and mode of data sets and how to calculate the range. They analyze data and sampling processes for possible bias and misleading conclusions; they use addition and multiplication of fractions routinely to calculate the probabilities for compound events. Students conceptually understand and work with ratios and proportions. Students know about pi and the formulas for the circumference and area of a circle. They use letters for numbers in formulas involving geometric shapes and in ratios to represent an unknown part of an expression. They solve one-step linear equations. Additional resources will be used to provide reinforcement and intervention materials for students as needed. Online resources, supplemental materials, and hands-on math manipulatives will provide differentiated instruction and provide support for student learning. The teacher will use formal and informal assessment. Students will be assessed based on their participation, class work, homework, tests, quizzes and projects.

Math 7: Seventh Grade students will be introduced to algebraic concepts. Strategies employed in the classroom for students to master the material include direct instruction, small group discussions, student-led class discussions, and peer teaching. Students will be assessed for evidence of mastery through tests, quizzes, class work, and projects. At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to manipulate numbers and equations and understand the general principles at work. Students understand and use factoring and properties of exponents. They will know the Pythagorean theorem and solve problems in which they compute the length of an unknown side. Students will be proficient at changing fractions, decimals, and percentages to another representation of fractional numbers. Technology applications will also be included in their learning experience.

Math 8: This course is the foundation for high school mathematics courses. It is the bridge from the concrete to the abstract study of mathematics. Topics include simplifying expressions, evaluating and solving equations and inequalities, and graphing linear and quadratic functions and relations. Fundamentals of applied Geometry will be included in this course. Real world applications are presented within the course content and a function’s approach is emphasized. Strategies employed in the classroom for students to master the material include direct instruction, small group discussions, student led class discussions, and peer teaching. Students will be assessed for evidence of mastery through tests, quizzes, class work, and projects. Technology applications will also be included in their learning experience.