Middle School Math
The comprehensive mathematics curriculum for fifth through eighth-grade students engages students in mathematical practice through problem-solving, interactive experiences, technology, and visual learning. Small class size allows students to deepen understanding and improve achievement on their own timeline. Content is built around mathematical clusters to support all math learners. Mathematical topics (clusters) are taught sequentially, building on key ideas. The sequential teaching of key concepts allows students to build a strong foundational understanding of basic skills and number theory from which to explore more challenging math, such as probability, geometry, and algebra. Small group, sequential learning will allow a student to work through difficult math concepts until full mastery is achieved, frequently reviewing previous topics and key ideas.
Fifth and sixth-grade students will explore topics including decimals and fractions; introduction to algebra; integers and rational numbers; equations and inequalities; and ratios, rates, and percents.
Seventh and eighth-grade students will dive deeper into algebra-related topics exploring expressions, equations and inequalities; solving problems using equations and inequalities; functions; linear equations; and the Pythagorean Theorem.