# Mathematics

• ## 6th Grade Intensive Math (04040629)

Length:
Year

Format:  Meets Daily

Description:  The goal of this course is to provide students with a foundation of math skills traditionally considered essential for success in higher level math courses.  Some of the topics include:  operations, integers, equations, and measurement.  Strands of geometry, algebra, and data displays are also presented throughout the course.  Students engage in problem-solving situations that require application of skills to make real-life connections to learned concepts.  Students learn calculator skills and work with decimal operations, fraction operations, number patterns, exponents, ratios, proportions, and percentages, as well as area, volume, and probability.  Students work at an appropriate pace for their learning levels, as the content is adapted to the individual needs of each student.  Consideration for enrollment in this course is based on the specific needs addressed in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  The class meets in a small group setting with modified pacing and instruction in order to ensure mastery of the topics covered.

• ### 6th Grade Course 1 Math (04040621)

Length:  Year

Format:  Meets Daily

Description:  Course 1 is the U.S. edition of the top-rated Singapore math program, Math in Focus, which follows the pedagogical framework that includes emphasizing concept mastery, a concrete-to-pictorial-to-abstract approach, metacognitive reasoning, and the use of model drawing to solve and justify problems.  The Common Core State Standards have identified four (4) big ideas for Course 1:  ratio and proportion, number, algebra, and statistics.  Instructional time should focus on four (4) critical areas:  (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.

• ### 6th Grade Course 1 Honors Math (04040622)

Length:  Year

Format:  Meets Daily

Description:  Course 1 is the U.S. edition of the top-rated Singapore math program, Math in Focus, which follows the pedagogical framework that includes emphasizing concept mastery, a concrete-to-pictorial-to-abstract approach, metacognitive reasoning, and the use of model drawing to solve and justify problems.  The Common Core State Standards have identified four (4) big ideas for Course 1:  ratio and proportion, number, algebra, and statistics.  Instructional time should focus on four (4) critical areas:  (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; (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.  Designed for students who require a more rigorous exposure to grade-level concepts, this course features more difficult problem sets studied at a faster pace.

• ### 6th Grade Course 2/3 Seminar Math (04040623)

Length:
Year

Format:  Meets Daily

Description:  Students continue to develop their mathematical proficiency by building and extending the skills learned in sixth (6th) grade math.  Students work with more complex expressions and equations involving signed numbers. They develop the skills needed to recognize pattern and structure and to reason logically to solve word problems. Students study special angles, such as vertical and alternate-interior angles, and are introduced to probability. The five (5) main ideas for Course 2/3 are proportional relationships, operations with rational numbers, algebra, geometry, and probability. Instructional time should focus on five (5) critical areas: (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; (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples; and (5) formulating and reasoning about expressions, solving linear systems of equations.