## Mathematics

The Math Department offers a three-year integrated middle school math program with an option of Algebra or Geometry in the eighth grade for advanced math students. At each level, concepts are developed and explored through connected reasoning and active problem solving, enhanced with manipulatives and technology.

In Math 6, students investigate number relationships, probability, patterns, two-dimensional shapes, measurement and data organization. Students also reinforce their understanding of the rational numbers.

In Math 7, students investigate linear relationships in tables, graphs and equations, proportional reasoning, patterns, three-dimensional shapes, and measurement. Students also expand their understanding of rational numbers to include integers.

Algebra I is a year-long high school equivalent course designed for advanced Eighth Grade math students. Algebra I is the study of functional relationships, both linear and nonlinear. These relationships are expressed through words, tables, pictures, graphs, and symbols. Concepts include properties of Real Numbers, solving linear and non-linear equations, linear inequalities, and systems of linear equations. Polynomials, exponential and radical functions are also explored.

Geometry is a year-long high school equivalent course designed for eighth grade students who have completed Algebra I successfully. The study of Geometry includes experiences and activities that relate to the value of geometry in life. Emphasis is placed on the use of reasoning skills, two and three dimensional modeling to solve problems - both mathematical and real-world.

**6th Grade Mathematics -****Tammy Lysons**In Math 6, students investigate number relationships, probability, patterns, two-dimensional shapes, measurement and data organization. Students also reinforce their understanding of the rational numbers.

**7th Grade Mathematics -****Tammy Lysons**In Math 7, students investigate linear relationships in tables, graphs and equations, proportional reasoning, patterns, three-dimensional shapes, and measurement. Students also expand their understanding of rational numbers to include integers.

**8th Grade Algebra I - Andrew Sherman**Algebra I is a year-long high school equivalent course designed for advanced Eighth Grade math students. Algebra I is the study of functional relationships, both linear and nonlinear. These relationships are expressed through words, tables, pictures, graphs, and symbols. Concepts include properties of Real Numbers, solving linear and non-linear equations, linear inequalities, and systems of linear equations. Polynomials, exponential and radical functions are also explored.

**8th Grade Geometry- Kimberly Magro**Geometry is a year-long high school equivalent course designed for eighth grade students who have completed Algebra I successfully. The study of Geometry includes experiences and activities that relate to the value of geometry in life. Emphasis is placed on the use of reasoning skills, two and three dimensional modeling to solve problems - both mathematical and real-world.