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Mathematics

7TH GRADE MATH PATHWAYS:
 
CC Math 7:
In Math 7, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.
 
CC Math 7 Support:
This course is designed to provide support for students taking CC Math 7 who need additional support.
 
Math 7 Enrichment (Honors):
In grades 7 through 10, there are Math 7, Math 8, Math I and Math II “Enrichment” courses designed for students who demonstrate evidence of handling the content, depth of knowledge and rigor beyond the Common Core Math Standards of Math 7, Math 8 or Integrated Math I. Enrichment focuses on the same Common Core State Standards content standards of the respective grade level, and includes additional topics and assignments (e.g., projects) that allow students the opportunity to connect their learning to other disciplines. These “enrichment opportunities should allow students to increase their depth of understanding by developing expertise in the modeling process and applying mathematics to novel and complex contexts.” (Massachusetts 2012) These courses are recommended for students who prefer depth, complexity, and novelty. Students must possess above average mathematical computational skills with a strong conceptual understanding of mathematics.
 
Math 7/8 Compaction (Honors):
In grades 7 and 8, there is a “compaction” option (three courses in two years) for students who demonstrate evidence of handling the content, depth of knowledge, and rigor beyond the Common Core Math Standards of Math 7, Math 8 and Integrated Math I. Compaction focuses on the same Common Core State Standards content standards of the respective grade level in a faster pace. This is recommended for students who prefer acceleration over depth, complexity, and novelty. Students must possess above average mathematical computational skills with a strong conceptual understanding of grade level mathematics. See CC Math 8  below for grade 8 math description.
 
8TH GRADE MATH PATHWAYS:
 
CC Math 8:
In Math 8, instructional time should focus on three critical areas: (1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.
 
CC Math 8 Support:
This course is designed to provide support for students taking CC Math 8 who need additional support.
 
Math 8 Enrichment (Honors):
In grades 7 through 10, there are Math 7, Math 8, Math I and Math II “Enrichment” courses designed for students who demonstrate evidence of handling the content, depth of knowledge and rigor beyond the Common Core Math Standards of Math 7, Math 8 or Integrated Math I. Enrichment focuses on the same Common Core State Standards content standards of the respective grade level, and includes additional topics and assignments (e.g., projects) that allow students the opportunity to connect their learning to other disciplines. These “enrichment opportunities should allow students to increase their depth of understanding by developing expertise in the modeling process and applying mathematics to novel and complex contexts.” (Massachusetts 2012) These courses are recommended for students who prefer depth, complexity, and novelty. Students must possess above average mathematical computational skills with a strong conceptual understanding of mathematics.
 
Math 8/I Compaction (Honors):
In grades 7 and 8, there is a “compaction” option (three courses in two years) for students who demonstrate evidence of handling the content, depth of knowledge, and rigor beyond the Common Core Math Standards of Math 7, Math 8 and Integrated Math I. Compaction focuses on the same Common Core State Standards content standards of the respective grade level in a faster pace. This is recommended for students who prefer acceleration over depth, complexity, and novelty. Students must possess above average mathematical computational skills with a strong conceptual understanding of grade level mathematics.

In Math 8, instructional time should focus on three critical areas: (1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

The fundamental purpose of Mathematics I is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, organized into units, deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential phenomena, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Mathematics 1 uses properties and theorems involving congruent figures to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge from prior grades. The final unit in the course ties together the algebraic and geometric ideas studied. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.