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Mathematics

Advanced Math, Grade 6

The sixth grade math concepts in this course are taught at a more rigorous pace. Focuses on applying addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of decimals and integers to solve problems and equations; explores, uses, and represents numbers in a variety of equivalent forms, and applies addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions; requires solving problems involving direct proportional relationships involving numbers, geometry, and measurement; provides for use of statistical measures and probability to describe data; and requires the explores the use of geometric properties, relationships, and formulas to model and analyze.    

Prerequisite: End-of-year average of 94 or higher in Grade 5 math, a 95 or higher on Total Math subscore from Grade 5 Iowa Test (or comparable standardized test), or TAKS Commended in Grade 5 Math) and a 92 or higher on the end-of-year Incarnate Word Academy Middle Level’s Math Assessment.  

Algebra I, Grade 7

Develops proficiency with mathematical skills; expands understanding and application of mathematical concepts; integrates field properties of real numbers and properties of equality as a basis for developing algebraic concepts; promotes intuition and deductive reasoning combined with algebraic concepts to perform operations with variables, polynomials, linear equations, and inequalities in one and two variables, rational expressions, radicals, and quadratic equations. One (1) high school credit is earned upon successful completion of the course.

Prerequisite: End-of-year average of 94.0 or higher in Grade 6 math, 94.0 or higher on the Total Math subtest of the Iowa Test (or comparable standardized test), or TAKS Commended in Math for Grade 6 and a 90 or higher on the end-of-year Incarnate Word Academy Middle Level’s Math Assessment.    

Algebra I, Grade 8

Develops proficiency with mathematical skills; expands understanding and application of mathematical concepts; uses field properties of real numbers and properties of equality as a basis for developing algebraic concepts; combines intuition and deductive reasoning with algebraic concepts to perform operations with variables, polynomials, linear equations, and inequalities in one and two variables, rational expressions, radicals, and quadratic equations. One (1) high school credit is earned upon successful completion of the course.

Prerequisite: End-of-year average of 80 or higher in Pre-Algebra, Grade 7, a 70 or higher on the Total Math subtest on the ITBS (or comparable standardized test), and a 70 or higher on the end-of-year IWA Middle Level’s math assessment.

Algebra I Skills Applications, Grade 8

Elective. Reinforces math concepts in a small group setting. Enrollment is by math-teacher recommendation only. Placement is assigned quarterly and may be for as short a period as two weeks per quarter or as long as the entire quarter.

Geometry, Grade 8

Geometry is required for all high school graduation plans. Enables students to develop a logical pattern of thinking with the use of geometric figures, such as triangles, parallelograms, circles, prisms, cones, and spheres; presents plane geometry as a structural system with formal geometric proofs; includes some spatial and coordinate geometry; emphasizes the connections between algebra and geometry. One (1) high school credit is earned upon successful completion of the course.

Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra, Grade 7.

Geometry Pre-Advanced Placement, Grade 8

Provides opportunities to develop advanced skills in algebraic operations, including the study of plane and spatial relationships, synthetic and coordinate geometry, and the development of geometry as a structured mathematics system; uses formal geometric proofs that require considerable mathematical insight; emphasizes the connections between algebra and geometry. One (1) high school credit is earned upon successful completion of the course.

Prerequisite: End-of-year average of 88 or higher in Algebra I, Grade 7.    

Math, Grade 6

Continues to build a strong foundation in computational and problem solving skills; focuses on using ratios to describe direction proportional relationships involving number, geometry, measurement, probability, and addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of decimals and fractions; uses statistics, representations of data, reasoning, and concepts of probability to draw conclusions and make predictions; introduces number and operation of integers.

Math, Grade 7

Builds a strong foundation in computational, mainly decimals and fractions, and problem solving skills, with a greater emphasis in algebraic thinking; focuses on direct proportional relationships involving number, geometry, per cents, measurement, probability, statistics, and beginning algebra concepts involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of integers, and writing and solving one- and two-step expressions with application to real world mathematical situations; use graphing and some technology to communicate, reason, and apply to real world situations.

Math, Grade 8

Develops basic principles of algebra to analyze and represent both proportional and non-proportional linear relationships; uses probability to describe data and make predictions; uses concepts, algorithms and properties of rational numbers to explore mathematical relationships, geometric properties and relationships, and spatial reasoning to model and analyze situations and solve problems; uses statistics, representations of data, reasoning, and concepts of probability to draw conclusions, evaluate arguments, and make recommendations; promotes problem solving with graphing technology and other mathematical tools.

Math Skills Applications, Grade 6

Elective. Reinforces math concepts in a small group setting. Enrollment is by math-teacher recommendation only. Placement is assigned quarterly and may be for as short a period as two weeks per quarter or as long as the entire quarter.

Pre-Algebra, Grade 7

Prepares the student for a more intense study in Algebra I and Algebra II: teaches algebraic reasoning, number sense, geometry, measurement, and data analysis and statistics; promotes study of the basic vocabulary of algebra, a variety of methods for solving problems, and the basics of algebra.

Prerequisite: End-of-year grade of 80 or higher in Grade 6 Math, a 70 or higher on the Total Math subscore on the ITBS (or comparable standardized test), and a 70 or higher on the end-of-year IWA Middle Level’s math assessment.

Pre Algebra Skills Applications, Grade 7

Elective. Reinforces math concepts in a small group setting. Enrollment is by math-teacher recommendation only. Placement is assigned quarterly and may be for as short a period as two weeks per quarter or as long as the entire quarter.

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