MATH COURSES

#### Math 6 and Math 7

In Math 7, students will:

1. Develop an understanding of and apply proportional relationships
2. Develop an understanding of operations with rational numbers and work with expressions and linear equations
3. Solve problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions
4. Work with two and three dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area and volume
5. Draw inference about populations based on samples

#### Pre-Algebra

This course focuses on developing skills in problem solving, number systems and theory, computation and estimation, patterns and formations, statistics and probability.  Additionally, the course introduces Algebra concepts to build a strong foundation for the subsequent formal study of Algebra.  Such information explorations include physical models, numerical respresentations and graphing models, rather than an emphasis on algebraic representations in isolation

#### Algebra 1

Students explore a mathematical model for the real number system involving the study of straight lines and numerical relationships.  The property of the real number system is used to solve linear equations and inequalities.  Simple operations with polynomials are introduced and the laws of exponents are studied.

#### Geometry

The major postulates and theorems of Euclidean Geometry form the basis of this course.  Logical structures are investigated. Geometric constructions and coordinate geometry are studied.  Students should be able to investigate these geometry concepts using technology as well as pencil and paper.  Trigonometry concepts are applied to appropriate geometry concepts.

#### Algebra 2

This course in Algebra is an extension of the elementary algebraic concepts involving a study of the quadraic relations and their graphs. Systems of equations are solved, logarithmic functions are briefly studied, real number exponents and complex numbers are investigated.  A proficiency with the algebra of polynomials and rational functions is developed.  Trigonometry, probability, statistics and discrete mathematics are topics for discussion and applications.