Mathematics

6th Grade

This course covers the sixth grade math SOL with emphasis on the study of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. Students will use ratios to compare data sets, make conversions within a given measurement system, make geometric constructions and classify three-dimensional figures, and solve linear equations with one variable. Concepts, skills, symbols, and vocabulary crucial to the understanding of the subject will be identified and used. The development of problem-solving skills will be a major goal. Students will use appropriate technologies such as calculators and computers. A wide range of skills and strategies will be developed in the following areas: number and number sense, computation and estimation, measurement, geometry, probability, statistics, patterns, and algebra. Students take the sixth grade math SOL test upon completion of the course.

7th Grade

This course covers the seventh grade math SOL, placing emphasis on solving problems involving consumer applications and proportional reasoning. Students gain an understanding of the properties of real numbers, solve linear equations and inequalities, and use data analysis techniques to make inferences and predictions. Students also identify applications of the mathematical principles that can be applied to science and other disciplines. Skills and strategies will be developed in the following areas: number and number sense, computation and estimation, measurement, geometry, probability and statistics, patterns, functions, and algebra. Appropriate technologies such as computers, e2020, CPS devices, and videos will also be utilized. Students take the seventh grade math SOL test upon completion of the course.

8th Grade

This course covers the eighth grade math SOL and includes content that reviews and extends the concepts and skills learned in previous grades and new content that prepares students for more abstract concepts in algebra. Students will identify real-life applications of mathematical principles and their application to science and to other disciplines. A wide range of skills and strategies will be developed in the following areas: number and number sense, computation and estimation, measurement, geometry, probability and statistics, patterns, functions, and algebra. Upon completion of this course students take the eighth grade math SOL test.