## Math Courses

*Level of math placement will be dependent on district assessments, state assessments, and teacher recommendation. Your child's math teacher will be placing your child into the appropriate math class.***MATH 6**

Math 6 is an on-grade level mathematics course guided by the Grade 6 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. The primary focus areas of this math course is to concentrate on number and operations; proportionality; expressions, equations &relationships; and measurement & data. Students will become fluent in integer operations and multiplying and dividing positive rational numbers. Mental math and estimation are stressed, and calculators are utilized to some extent.

**MATH 6/7**

This is an accelerated program designed to prepare the student to eventually study Algebra I in the eighth grade. This course consists of 6th and 7th grade TEKS and will have a strong emphasis on relating math to the real world through critical thinking and mathematical reasoning. Because this is combining 6th and 7th grade curricula, it is a fast-paced course that covers number and operations; proportionality; expressions, equations & relationships; and measurement & data. Students will become fluent in all operations of rational numbers

*. Students will be expected to score 80% or higher on major assessments.*

**MATH 7**

Math 7 is an on-grade level mathematics course guided by the Grade 7 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. The primary focus areas in Grade 7 are number and operations; proportionality; expressions, equations, and relationships; and measurement and data. Students will become fluent in all operations of rational numbers. There is emphasis on algebra readiness skills to prepare for Math 8.

**MATH 7 PRE-AP**

Math 7 Pre-AP is an on grade level academically advanced course designed to challenge students to understand rigorous content guided by the Grade 7 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Math 7 Pre-AP is different in pace, depth, breadth, and/or complexity than Math 7 curriculum. The primary focus areas in Grade 7 Pre-AP are number and operations; proportionality; expressions, equations, and relationships; and measurement and data. Students will become fluent in all operations of rational numbers.

**MATH 8**

Math 8 is an on-grade level mathematics course guided by the Grade 8 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. The primary focal areas of this math course are proportionality; expressions, equations, relationships, and foundations of functions; and measurement and data. The graphing calculator is introduced and used throughout the course.

**MATH 8 PRE-AP**

Math 8 Pre-AP is an on grade level academically advanced course designed to challenge students to understand rigorous content guided by the Grade 8 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Math 8 Pre-AP is different in pace, depth, breadth, and/or complexity than Math 8 curriculum. This course is designed for the student who has demonstrated exceptional talent and inquisitiveness for the study of mathematics. The primary focal areas of this math course are proportionality; expressions, equations, relationships, and foundations of functions; and measurement & data.

**Note:****Graphing calculator required.****; TI 83/84+ is used as the instructional tool is most classes.****ALGEBRA I**

This course emphasizes the development of skills, techniques and applications that deal with number relations, linear equations, formulas, polynomials, graphing, systems of equations, factoring, rational expressions, data analysis, quadratic, and exponential functions. Students will learn the skills associated with the mathematical process TEKS: problem-solving, appropriate use of tools, mathematical communication, multiple representations, reasoning, proof, and justification. Successful completion of this sequence will prepare students for entry into a geometry course.

**Note: Graphing calculator required; TI 83/84+ is used as the instructional tool is most classes.****ALGEBRA I PRE-AP**

Pre-AP math sequence focuses on teaching mathematical skills and concepts in a problem-solving environment. This course emphasizes the development of skills, techniques and applications that deal with number relations, linear equations, formulas, polynomials, graphing, systems of equations, factoring, rational expressions, data analysis, quadratic, and exponential functions. Students will learn the skills associated with the mathematical process TEKS: problem-solving, appropriate use of tools, mathematical communication, multiple representations, reasoning, proof, and justification. Successful completion of this sequence will prepare students for entry into a geometry course.

**Note: Graphing calculator required; TI 83/84+ is used as the instructional tool is most classes.****GEOMETRY PRE-AP**

The Pre-AP math sequence focuses on teaching mathematical skills and concepts in a problem-solving environment. This course deals with sets of points and related properties. Sets studied include lines, angles, polygons, circles, planes and surfaces of geometric solids such as pyramids, cones, cylinders and spheres. This sequence emphasizes systematic approaches to and processes for proving and applying theorems. Algebra is utilized extensively during the second semester. Students will learn the skills associated with the mathematical process TEKS: problem-solving, appropriate use of tools, mathematical communication, multiple representations, reasoning, proof, and justification. Successful completion of this sequence prepares the students for entry into an Algebra II course.