6/7 Grade Math

Introduction:

Throughout mathematics in Grades 6-8, students build a foundation of basic understandings in number, operation, and quantitative reasoning; patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking; geometry and spatial reasoning; measurement; and probability and statistics. Math 6/7 is an accelerated math course that facilitates the student's path towards high school Calculus.

Within a well-balanced mathematics curriculum, the primary focal points for Math 6/7 are numbers and operations (focusing on integers and rational numbers); proportionality; expressions, equations, and relationships, measurement and data, financial literacy and probability.

  • Students use concepts of proportionality to explore, develop, and communicate mathematical relationships.
  • Students use algebraic thinking to connect verbal, numeric, graphic, and symbolic representations of relationships, including equations and inequalities.
  • Students use geometric properties and relationships, as well as spatial reasoning, to model and analyze situations and solve problems.
  • Students use appropriate statistics, representations of data, and reasoning to draw conclusions, evaluate arguments, and make recommendations.
  • Students represent and use integers in a variety of forms while solving problems and justifying solutions.
  • Students use concepts, algorithms, and properties of rational numbers to explore mathematical relationships and to describe increasingly complex situations.
  • Students apply mathematical process standards to develop an economic way of thinking and problem solving through financial literacy concepts.
  • Students will be introduced to circles and their relationship between pi and circumference/area.
  • Students use rations to express percent of increase or decrease as well as markup and mark down.
  • Students will solve for all parts of the simple interest formula I=prt.
  • Students use theoretical and experimental probability to solve for and predict outcomes.

Problem solving in meaningful contexts, language and communication, connections within and outside mathematics, and formal and informal reasoning underlie all content areas in mathematics. Throughout mathematics in Grades 6-8, students use these processes together with graphing technology and other mathematical tools such as manipulative materials to develop conceptual understanding and solve problems as they do mathematics.


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