## Math

Students will focus on four critical areas of study: 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, equations and inequalities; and 4) developing understanding of statistical thinking. Students also work towards fluency in multi-digit division and multi-digit decimal operations, and build on their work with area, surface area, and volume. Students will engage in complex tasks that allow for extension and differentiation as well as developing a deep understanding of mathematical concepts. Procedural fluency skills will continue to be developed. Collaborative mathematical talk is emphasized.

This class will prepare you for -- Math 7 and Accelerated 7-8

Recommended next course -- Math 7 or Accelerated 7-8

7

Students will focus on four critical areas of study: 1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships, including percentages; 2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; 3) solving problems including scale drawings and informal geometric constructions and working with 2- and 3-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area and volume; and 4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples. Students also work towards fluently solving equations of the form 𝑝𝑥 + 𝑞 = 𝑟 and 𝑝(𝑥+𝑞)=𝑟. Collaborative mathematical talk is emphasized.

Recommended class to take prior -- Math 6

This class will prepare you for -- Math 8

Recommended next course -- Math 8

Accelerated 7-8 students’ progress at a rigorous pace to cover all the 7th grade standards and half the 8th grade standards while focusing on the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practices. Within the 8th grade material, students will cover exponents, scientific notation, roots, Pythagorean Theorem, volume of geometric shapes, transformations, angles and triangles. Collaborative mathematical talk is emphasized. Refer to 7th grade math and 8th grade math descriptions for more information on these standards.

Recommended class to take prior -- Math 6

This class will prepare you for -- Math 8 and Accelerated Algebra

Recommended next course -- Math 8 or Accelerated Algebra 6

Students will focus on four critical areas of study: 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 the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; 3) analyzing 2- and 3-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem. Students also work towards fluency using exponents to simplify numerical expressions, finding volume of 3-dimensional figures, and various ways to display statistical data. Collaborative mathematical talk is emphasized.

Recommended class to take prior -- Math 7

This class will prepare you for -- Algebra 1

Recommended next course -- Algebra 1

Accelerated Algebra

Accelerated Algebra students will engage in half of the California State Mathematical standards for 8th grade Math and all of the California State Mathematical standards for Algebra 1. Students will also develop and utilize the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practices. During the academic year students will cover solving, graphing, and writing linear equations, systems of linear equations, quadratic equations, and linear inequalities. Students will also be solving and graphing exponential and quadratic functions. Lastly, students will learn and apply the properties of integer exponents and polynomials. Collaborative mathematical talk is emphasized.

Recommended class to take prior -- Accelerated 7-8

This class will prepare you for -- Algebra 1, Geometry and Honors Geometry

Recommended next course -- Algebra 1, Geometry or Honors Geometry