# Mathematics

## Math 6

Prerequisite: None
Length: Two semesters
Description: A grade-level course designed to provide students with a strong mathematical foundation to meet 6th Grade Common Core math standards. Areas of focus include (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; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.

## Math 7

Prerequisite: None
Length: Two semesters
Description: A grade level course designed to provide students with a strong mathematical foundation to meet 7th grade Common Core math standards. Areas of focus include: (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.

## Math 7 ACC

Prerequisite: Students must pass the district criteria.
Length: Two semesters
Description: This is an accelerated course that includes all of the 7th grade content standards plus half of the 8th grade standards, resulting in a fast-paced curriculum. Student will have increased homework and study expectations. Students need to be willing to invest the extra time outside of school in order to keep up with the increased pace of the course. Students should be independent, self-motivated learners with a strong mathematical ability. Students will explore and solve mathematical problems, think critically, work cooperatively with others, and communicate their ideas clearly as they work through mathematical concepts. Successful completion of this course will prepare students for Math 8 ACC.

## Math 8

Prerequisite: Math 7 or Math 7 ACC
Length: Two semesters
Description: A grade level course designed to provide to provide students with a strong mathematical foundation to meet the 8th grade common core standards. Areas of focus include: (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 that concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; and (3) analyzing two- and three- dimensional space figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem and Transformational Geometry. Successful completion of this course will prepare students for a 9th grade Algebra I course.

## Math 8 ACC

Prerequisite: Students must pass the district criteria.
Length: Two semesters
Description: An accelerated course that completes the 8th grade common core content standards, as well as the 9th grade Algebra I course, resulting in a fast-paced curriculum. Student will have increased homework and study expectations. Students need to be willing to invest the extra time outside of school in order to keep up with the increased pace of the course. Students should be independent, self-motivated learners with a strong mathematical ability. This course meets UC/CSU criteria for Algebra I. Successful completion will result in placement in Geometry.

## Department Chair

Megan August-Evans

Ken Hotaling

Murray Kirby

Stephen Kuhn

Pam Rickard

Rose Yuhasz-Fahy