Mathematics

Overall Middle School Math Standards

Students will demonstrate problem solving skills as they

  • Utilize a variety of techniques
  • Demonstrate appropriate mathematical operations
  • Apply mathematical ideas to common and complex problems
  • Use appropriate technology, i.e. calculators and computers
  • Communicate the processes used to arrive at solutions
  • Apply mathematical knowledge to real world situations
  • Incorporate mental math and estimation skills
  • Use math specific terminology and notation
  • Reason mathematically
  • Gain confidence in math ability

Number concepts and computational skills developed in the elementary and intermediate schools are reinforced and extended in grades 7 and 8. In addition, new concepts are developed at each grade level. Key focus topics for each grade are listed below:

  • Grade 7: Expressions and equations, scientific calculator, statistics, Pythagorean theorem
  • Grade 8: Data analysis, equations with rational numbers, Algebra
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