Math

6th Grade Math

In 6th grade math we learn about statistics and probability, writing and evaluating expressions and equations, dividing, dividing with fractions, all four decimal operations, integers and the coordinate plane, ratios and proportions, area and perimeter of triangles and special quadrilaterals, and surface area and volume of rectangular prisms.

7th Grade Math

In 7th grade math we learn about ratios and proportions, rational numbers, proportional relationships, expressions and equations, similarity, statistics, two dimensional geometry, three dimensional geometry, and probability.

8th Grade Math

In 8th Grade Mathematics, the student “will continue to learn how to write and reason with algebraic expressions.  He or she also will make a thorough study of linear equations with one and two variables.  By building on previous work with relationships between quantities,” the student “will be introduced to the idea of a mathematical function.” The student “will prepare for high school geometry by learning about congruence (same shape and size) and similarity of geometric figures.”  (Taken from My Child’s Learning:  A Parent’s Guide to the Iowa Core.)

Algebra

The concepts and skills built in first year algebra lay the firm foundation for future math courses and careers. First year algebra develops linear and quadratic functions numerically, symbolically, and graphically. Fundamental algebra skills as well as problem-solving capabilities are developed, applied, and emphasized throughout in real-world contexts. The course integrates technology, connects algebra to geometry, and explores data analysis.