8th Grade Intensive Math

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).