#### Sixth Grade

This course places 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.

#### Seventh Grade

This course places emphasis on solving problems involving consumer applications and proportional reasoning. The students will 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 will 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 statistic, patterns, functions, and algebra. Appropriate technologies such as fraction calculators, computers, laser discs, and videos will also be utilized.

#### Eighth Grade Pre-algebra

This course 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.

#### Math Counts

Click on the links below to access PowerPoint shows for the following competitions:

- 2003 Chapter Competition
- 2003 National Competition
- 2003 School Competition
- 2003 State Competition

#### Advanced Algebra: High School Credit

**Prerequisite:** Teacher Recommendation and Pre-algebra

This course includes instruction in greater depth than the traditional algebra course. Students will attach meaning to the abstract concepts of algebra by using tables and graphs to interpret equations and inequalities and to analyze functions. Matrices will be used to organize and manipulate data. Calculators, computers, spreadsheet, and graphing calculators or computer graphing simulators will be used to assist in solving problems. Advanced algebra is the initial course in the sequence of courses designed for a five-year accelerated math program. (.5 credit per semester)