Previously called Algebra 1 Honors, the fundamental purpose of 8th Grade Math I Honors is to formalize and expand the mathematics that students learned through the end of seventh grade. Content in this course is grouped into six units. The units of study deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships. Geometry is also explored through rigid motions in congruence and similarity. Volume is also studied, and the Pythagorean theorem is introduced. 8th Grade Mathematics 1 uses properties and theorems involving congruent figures to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge from prior grades. The final unit in the course ties together the algebraic and geometric ideas studied.
Curriculum WebSite Link:
Math 1 Honors - Students access curriculum through Single
Sign-on Pearson EasyBridge
Math 7 Accelerated (Honors)
This course differs from the non-accelerated 7th Grade course in that it contains content from 8th grade. While coherence is retained, in that it logically builds from the 6th Grade, the additional content when compared to the non-accelerated course demands a faster pace for instruction and learning. Content is organized into four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.
The purpose of Math Support is for students to gain a deep understanding and mastery of math skills and concepts that matters the most to be successful in middle and high school math. The content of the course is broken down into nine blocks. The initial blocks define multiplication, expand to 3-digits factors and connect to division. Students will then use visual models to identify, compare and complete operations with fractions and decimal numbers. Subsequent goals include developing problem solving strategies and application of the mathematics.