Middle School Courses

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

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Pre-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