# Math

## 5th Grade

In Grade 5, instructional time should focus on three critical areas: (1) developing fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, (2) the introduction of algebraic concepts and fluency of basic order of operations, (3) along with these concepts, fifth grade students will be exposed to two- and three dimensional geometry.

## 6th Grade

#### General Math

A student’s math experience will be focused upon the Minnesota standards in mathematics. Major emphasis will be placed on fractions, proportions, percentages, geometry, and probability. Students will also be taught pre-algebra skills which include the use of formulas. Emphasis on real-world applications of mathematical concepts are used as much as possible. Classroom instruction includes lesson presentations, daily practice, quizzes, and tests.

#### Honors Math

Honors Math includes a wider range and greater depth of subject matter than that of the regular course. Major emphasis will be placed on number theory, understanding rational numbers, computation, two-dimensional geometry and measurement, probability, statistics, and introducing algebraic concepts.

## 7th Grade

#### Math

A student's math experience includes a strong emphasis on Algebra and concentrates on fractions, decimals, integers, proportions, two and three dimensional geometry, statistics, and probability. The class provides students with practical, real world applications involving the use of these skills through daily practice, quizzes, tests, and projects. Students will have the opportunity to work independently, in pairs, and small groups.

#### Honors Math

Honors math includes a wider range and greater depth of subject matter than that of the regular course. These topics include similarity, proportional reasoning, integers, three-dimensional measurement, probability and expected value, measures of center and data variability.

## 8th Grade

#### Math

The focus of 8th grade math is the study of algebra including data handling, linear relationships, exponential relationships, quadratic relationships, solving linear equations and inequalities, solving quadratic equations, Pythagorean Theorem, properties of radicals, properties of exponents and polynomial expressions.

#### Honors Math

Honors math includes a wider range and greater depth of subject matter than that of the regular course. This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts. It develops advanced algebra skills such as systems of equations, advanced polynomials, complex numbers, and quadratics.