Mathematics

  • 8th Grade Intensive Math (04040829)


    Length:
     Year

    Format:  Meets Daily

    Description:  The goal of this course is to build on concepts taught in seventh (7th) grade and to provide an introduction to Algebraic concepts.  Topics covered in this course include, but are not limited to, the following:  expressions, integer operations, patterns, linear equations and inequalities, functions, graphing techniques, and data analysis.  Furthermore, skills related to fractions, exponents, ratios, proportions, and percentages are developed.  Within each unit, students will focus on problem-solving and making real-life connections to learned concepts.  Students work at an appropriate pace as the content is adapted to the individual needs of each student.  The class meets in a small group setting with modified pacing, materials, and instruction in order to ensure mastery of the topics covered.  Students at this level begin Algebra I in ninth (9th) grade, complete Algebra 1 in two (2) years, and will take the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam upon completion of the course in tenth (10th) grade.  Consideration for enrollment in this course is based on the specific needs addressed in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

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  • 8th Grade Course 3 Math (04040821)


    Length:  Year

    Format:  Meets Daily

    Description:  Course 3 has three (3) big ideas:  algebra, including statistical applications, functions, and geometry.  Key topics include exponents and scientific notation, equations and functions, ideas involving geometry, and statistics.  This course should focus on three (3) critical areas:  (1) formulating and reasoning about expressions, solving linear systems of equations, modeling an association in bivariate data; (2) developing understanding of functions and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; and (3) analyzing geometric figures using distance, angle, similarity, congruence, and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

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  • 8th Grade Honors Algebra I (04040822)


    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.

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  • 8th 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 foundation in space, coordinate, and transformational geometry.  Algebraic and geometric skills are integrated course features and the most difficult problem sets studied at the fastest pace.  This course is designed for accelerated eighth (8th) grade math students who successfully completed Algebra I and passed the Keystone Algebra I exam.

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