Math

In sixth grade mathematics, a variety of concepts are explored and reviewed. The course goal is to emphasize problem solving through the practical application of mathematical concepts. The curriculum covers number theory, statistical analysis, data organization, properties of polygons, operations with fractions, decimals and percents, ratios and proportions, probability, and area and perimeter, as well as lessons on number sense, divisibility rules, order of operations, exponents, integers, 2-dimensional geometric vocabulary, and the use of variables in solving basic algebraic equations.

Students in 7th grade mathematics focus on improving problem solving skills as well as working on their ability to explain and perform mathematical operations. This course is for students who are working at grade level in mathematics. The curriculum is problem-centered, and important mathematical concepts are embedded in engaging problems. The students will develop understanding and skills as they explore the problems individually, in a group, or with the class. The topics covered include patterns, an introduction to algebra with the use of variables, rational numbers, fractions and decimals, integers, ratios, proportions and percents, data analysis, probability, area, perimeter and volume.

Students do have the opportunity to take an accelerated course focuses on developing pre-Algebra skills. Important mathematical concepts are embedded in engaging problems. The students will develop understanding and skills as they explore the problems individually, in a group, or with the class. The topics covered include variables and equations, integers, ratios, proportions and percents, geometry, area, perimeter, and volume, data analysis, probability, linear equations and graphs, and multi-step equations.

The eighth grade pre-Algebra curriculum covers a wide variety of topics. Our goal is to prepare the students for a successful transition to high school mathematics courses. A variety of topics are covered in this course including operations with integers, evaluating algebraic expressions, solving one and two step equations and inequalities, graphing in the coordinate plane, understanding slope and y-intercept, operations with rational numbers, ratio, rates, proportion, percent, exponents and powers, surface area and volume, geometry, probability, and properties of parallel lines and related angles.

Students in 8th grade Algebra complete a comprehensive course in Algebra I. This course covers the same material that is covered in the high school curriculum. This course explores the use of variables; linear equations, slope and equations for lines, exponents and powers, quadratic equations and square roots, polynomials, solving systems of linear equations, and factoring, including the use of the quadratic formula. Additionally, the course will include a unit of geometry focused on parallel lines cut by a transversal, angle relationships, and constructing polygons using a ruler, compass and protractor.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Other
Vincent McGrath 6th Orange Team Teacher
Jeff LoPresti 6th Yellow Team Teacher
Elizabeth Cowles 7th Navy Team Teacher Website
Lindsey Goodhue 7th Navy Team Teacher
Karen Burstein 7th Purple Team Teacher Website
Vanessa Mangini 8th Green Team Teacher
Sara Berinato 8th Silver Team Teacher
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