The Mathematics curriculum includes a balance of conceptual understanding, skills practice, and in-depth higher-level thinking and problem solving, always beginning with conceptual understanding. Grades 6 – 8 use the Ready Mathematics program, which offers a Common Core and State Standards based balanced approach to real world applications, hands on learning, worked out examples, mathematical writing, vocabulary, and practice that enables students to develop both conceptual understanding and procedural knowledge. Students use a combination of District created assessments along with iReady diagnostic and benchmark assessments. The Grade 8 Algebra I Honors resource, Spring Board, aligned to the Standardized Achievement Test (SAT) is developed by College Board. Grade 8 Algebra I Honors students engage in the same scope, sequence and pacing as students in high school and take the same assessments. Successful completion of Algebra I Honors earns students both high school credit, a start to their high school transcript, and a start to student high school grade point average (GPA). Through the Math Subject Area Committees, teachers continually connect with grades five and nine to support students entering and leaving the middle school mathematics program.
Learning components of the Middle School Math curriculum include:
6th grade: Ratios and Proportional Relationships, The Number System, Expressions and Equations, Geometry, Statistics and Probability and Number Fluency.
7th grade and 6th grade Honors: The Number System, Ratio and Proportional Relationships, Expressions and Equations, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.
8th grade and 7th grade Honors: Expressions and Equations (Exponents) and The Number System, Functions, Expressions and Equations (Linear Equations), Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.
8th grade Algebra I Honors curriculum includes Equations and Inequalities, Functions, Extensions of Linear Concepts, Exponents, Radicals and Polynomials, Quadratic Functions, and Probability & Statistics.