# Mathematics

• ### 7th Grade Intensive Math (04040729)

Length:  Year

Format:  Meets Daily

Description:  The goal of this course is to build on concepts taught in sixth (6th) grade to develop an understanding of integers and their operations, and apply those learned skills to evaluate expressions as well as solve equations and inequalities.  In addition, students cover basic geometry, data analysis, and probability.  Work with factors, fractions, exponents, ratios, proportions, and percentages also take place.  Within each unit, problem-solving and making real‐life connections to learned concepts are emphasized.  Consideration for enrollment in this course is based on the specific needs addressed in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  Students work at an appropriate pace for their learning levels.  The class meets in a small group setting, with modified pacing and instruction, in order to ensure mastery of the topics covered.

• ### 7th Grade Course 2 Math (04040721)

Length:  Year

Format:  Meets Daily

Description:  The Common Core State Standards have identified four (4) big ideas for Course 2:  proportional relationships, operations with rational numbers, algebra, geometry, and probability.  Instructional time should focus on four (4) 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 construction, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

• ### 7th Grade Course 2/3 Honors Math (04040722)

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.

• ### 7th Grade Seminar Algebra I (04040723)

Length:  Year

Format:  Meets Daily

Description:  This course is designed to develop algebraic skills and concepts and enhances problem-solving ability.  Topics include:  polynomial expressions and equations, quadratic functions, irrational numbers, coordinate graphing, graphing linear and quadratic functions, basic statistics, determining and analyzing the slope of lines, and factoring polynomial expressions.  Algebra skills and concepts needed to solve equations, inequalities, and systems of equations/ inequalities are developed.  Algebraic problem-solving techniques are employed to solve relevant applications.

• ### 7th Grade Seminar Geometry (04040823)

Length:  Year

Format:  Meets Daily

Description: This course is an extremely challenging, rigorous, proof-based approach to geometry.  Students in Seminar Geometry analyze geometric figures using deductive reasoning, make conjectures and formulate hypotheses, draw conclusions, and make connections with other mathematical concepts and model situations geometrically as a problem-solving strategy.  The course is designed to develop the ability to think mathematically, enhance problem-solving ability, and supplement the basics of plane geometry with a foundation in space, coordinate and transformational geometry.  Algebraic and geometric skills are integrated throughout the curriculum.  Designed for students who require the most challenging exposure to concepts, this course features the most difficult problem sets studied at the fastest pace.  This course is primarily designed for accelerated eighth (8th) grade math students who successfully completed Algebra I and passed the Keystone Algebra I exam.