Courses taught using a problem-based approach are indicated by (PBI).
Courses taught using a direct instruction approach are indicated by (DI).
Pre-Algebra Honors (DI) (7th Grade) – 1 Unit
This course is designed to prepare students for Honors Algebra I and Honors Geometry. It is intended for those who have a strong aptitude in math and have demonstrated mastery of basic pre-algebra skills. Students will explore more advanced pre-algebra concepts that require higher-level thinking skills. Students will also be introduced to beginning algebra concepts and will:
Sharpen their arithmetic skills by working with fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, and proportions
Develop a foundation for algebra by understanding and working with integers, number theory, variables,variable expressions, and equations.
Study the coordinate plane and graphing techniques by graphing linear equations in slope-intercept and point-slope form, solving systems of linear equations and graphing linear equations.
Develop a foundation for geometry by understanding and working with angle relationships, area and volume.
Introduce irrational numbers, specifically square roots, and apply them to finding distance and using the Pythagorean theorem.
Work with polynomials and solve quadratic equations.
Implement problem solving strategies and techniques to approach multi-step, real-life application problems.
Relate math concepts to God’s Word.
Key Text: PreAlgebra: McDougal Littell, 2005
More CoursesPre-Algebra (DI) (7th Grade) – 1 Unit
This course is designed to prepare students for Algebra I and Geometry. Students will:
Sharpen their arithmetic skills by working with fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, and proportions.
Develop a foundation for algebra by understanding and working with integers, number theory, variables,variable expressions, and equations.
Study the coordinate plane and introductory graphing techniques by graphing linear equations and inequalities in slope-intercept form.
Develop a foundation for geometry by understanding and working with shapes, area, perimeter, volume, and angles.
Introduce irrational numbers, specifically square roots, and apply them to finding distance and using the Pythagorean theorem.
Implement problem solving strategies and techniques to approach multi-step, real-life application problems.
Relate math concepts to God’s Word.
Key Text: PreAlgebra: McDougal Littell, 2005
Algebra I Honors (PBI) (8th Grade) – 1 Unit
Students use a problem-based approach to study the traditional topics of Algebra I. This course is designed to communicate that math is important as a modeling and problem solving tool. Students will:
Learn the terminology and symbols of algebra.
Review and use fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, and proportions.
Create and use expressions and equations to solve problems.
Simplify rational, radical, and polynomial expressions.
Write and solve linear equations and linear systems.
Recognize that a constant rate of change produces a linear graph.
Graph linear functions using slope.
Solve quadratic equations.
Review operations with polynomials.
Use basic geometric and algebraic properties and formulas to solve problems.
Key Text: Math 1 Packet – adapted from Phillips Exeter Academy
Algebra I (DI) (8th Grade) – 1 Unit
This course is designed to communicate that math is important as a modeling and problem solving tool. Students will:
Learn the terminology and symbols of algebra.
Review and use fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, and proportions
Create and use expressions and equations to solve problems.
Simplify rational, radical, and polynomial expressions.
Write and solve linear equations and linear systems.
Recognize that a constant rate of change produces a linear graph.
Graph linear functions using slope.
Solve quadratic equations.
Review operations with polynomials.
Use basic geometric and algebraic properties and formulas to solve problems.
Key Text: TBA