7th grade mathematics addresses topics that are key to building a strong foundation for the study of Algebra 1 in subsequent years. Units of study focus on: The Number System, Ratios and Proportional Relationships, Expressions, Equations, Inequalities, Geometry, Statistics and Probability. The primary resource used in 7th grade mathematics classrooms is Glencoe Math, Course 2.
8th grade mathematics serves to further prepare students for the study of Algebra 1 in 9th grade. This pre-algebra course focuses on topics crucial to building a foundation for success in algebra 1 at the high school level. Topics covered include: Operations with Real Numbers, Expressions, Equations and Inequalities, Systems of Equation and Inequalities, and Geometry. The primary resource used in 8th grade mathematics is Glencoe Math, Course 3.
Algebra 1 is the foundational course for all further study of mathematics at the high school level. Students study concepts related to the Properties of Real Numbers, Solving, Graphing and Writing Linear Equations and Inequalities, working with Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities, Exponents, Polynomials and Factoring. The primary resource used in all Algebra 1 classes is the CPM (College Preparatory Mathematics) Algebra 1 text.
Geometry begins a student's formal study of shapes, angles, and proofs. Students will use problem-solving and critical thinking skills to investigate transformations, measurement, trigonometry, probability, and solids. The primary resource used in all Geometry classes is the CPM (College Preparatory Mathematics) Geometry Connections text.