# Math Courses

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Math 7: In grade seven instructional time is focused on four critical areas: (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 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. Students also work towards fluently solving equations of the form px + q = 5 and p(x + q) = r.

Math 7/8: The compacted course in 7th grade combines all of the standards in grade 7 with some of the standards in grade8. Instructional time is focused on six critical areas: (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. Students also work towards fluently solving equations of the form px + q = 5 and p(x + q) = r; (3) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (4) 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 (5) drawing inferences about populations based on samples. (6) understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem. Students who complete both middle school compacted courses are prepared to enter into high school at either Math 2 or Math 2+.

Math 8: In grade eight, instructional time is focused on three critical areas: (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 two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

Math 8/1: The compacted course in 8th grade combines all of the standards in Math 1 with some of the standards in grade 8. Instructional time is focused on three critical areas: (1) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (2) extend understanding of numerical manipulation to algebraic manipulation; (3) synthesize understanding of function; (4) deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships; (5) apply linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend; (6) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence; (7) establish criteria for congruence based on rigid motions; and (8) apply the Pythagorean Theorem to the coordinate plane. Students who complete both middle school compacted courses are prepared to enter into high school at either Math 2 or Math 2+.