• 7th Grade

    Seventh grade math allows students to further explore, develop and apply their basic skills along with enhancing their awareness of problem-solving strategies. Students will use their skills in solving equations, story problem applications relative to real world experiences and more complex problem solving experiences. Number theory, ratios, proportions, integers and percent are taught with an emphasis on application. Algebraic methods, probability and statistics are used throughout the year on many topics. Traditional geometry along with perimeter, area, and volume are also discussed. Calculators are used many times throughout the year to enhance the learning process.

    Pre-algebra math classes will study the same topics listed above, but they will also be expected to demonstrate an understanding and application of more advanced concepts.


    8th Grade

    Pre-Algebra: Designed to enable students to strengthen their skills with decimals, fractions, and integers, to develop problem solving strategies, and to learn some of the basic algebraic methods & strategies in preparation for ninth grade Algebra. Students will develop a deeper understanding of percent and its applications. Other topics covered are scientific notation, ratios & proportions, statistics, probability, an extension of the traditional geometric principles that were addressed in seventh grade, area, perimeter, volume, surface area, number theory, an introduction to slope and its related topics, one- & two-step equations solved by using algebraic methods, the Cartesian Coordinate Plane, graphing equations of lines on a coordinate plane, and graphing inequalities on a number line. Calculators are used at appropriate times to enhance the learning process.


    Algebra: The Algebra I course emphasizes signed numbers being used with the four basic operations, number theory, adding and subtracting matrices, simplifying polynomial expressions, solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities, scientific notation, slope and related topics, powers and exponents, adding, subtracting, and multiplying polynomials, factoring polynomials, simplifying rational expressions, using the Pythagorean Theorem, and solving systems of equations by using various methods. Scientific and graphing calculators are used when deemed appropriate. Numerous real-world applications are performed throughout the course.


    Honors Algebra: The topics covered in the honors course are similar to the Algebra I course. Additional topics covered are multiplying matrices, graphing linear inequalities, and simplifying radical expressions. Questions of a more complex nature are considered in relation to many of the topics.