Illustrative Mathematics Curriculum

During the 2022-2023 school year, Odyssey's middle school math classes transitioned to Illustrative Mathematics.

"IM 6–8 Math is a problem-based core curriculum rooted in content and practice standards to foster learning and achievement for all. Students learn by doing math, solving problems in mathematical and real-world contexts, and constructing arguments using precise language. Math lessons are designed with a focus on independent, group, and whole-class instruction. This format builds mathematical understanding and fluency for all students." (https://im.kendallhunt.com/MS/index.html) Please provide your child with a pair of labeled headphones that can be left in the classroom. In 7th grade math we will learn about the following topics:

Unit 1: Scale Drawings

Unit 2: Introducing Proportional Relationships

Unit 3: Measuring Circles

Unit 4: Proportional Relationships and Percentages

Unit 5: Rational Number Arithmetic

Unit 6: Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities

Unit 7: Angles, Triangles, and Prisms

Unit 8: Probability and Sampling

We use a curriculum called "Illustrative Mathematics." Each unit has varying numbers of lessons and each unit will include a "mid-unit" and an "end of unit" assessment.

In 8th grade math we will learn about the following topics:

Unit 1: Rigid Transformations and Congruence

Unit 2: Dilations, Similarity, and Introducing Slope

Unit 3: Linear Relationships

Unit 4: Linear Equations and Linear Systems

Unit 5: Functions and Volume

Unit 6: Associations in Data

Unit 7: Exponents and Scientific Notation

Unit 8: Pythagorean Theorem and Irrational Numbers

We use a curriculum called "Illustrative Mathematics." Each unit has varying numbers of lessons and each unit will include a "mid-unit" and an "end of unit" assessment. Homework Expectations

To earn full credit, your homework must:

- Be complete

- Show all work or explain all answers

- Neat and easy to read (answer circled when appropriate)

How to monitor your child's progress

Each parent has a username and password for PowerSchool. PowerSchool is what teachers use as an online grade-book and where we enter grades and comments. Parents and students can log on at any time to see real-time updates of their child's grades and assignments. If you have any questions about PowerSchool, or need an extra copy of your username and password, please contact Mary Wolfe in the office or email her at: mwolfe@odysseyschool.org

Please click on the following link to access the website

https://odysseycommunityschool.powerschool.com/public

*** Student supplies ***

Parents, please check the student supply list to be sure that your child is prepared every day as supplies may need to be replaced throughout the year.

In math, students are required to have the following materials in class with them every day.

* 2 sharpened pencils

* an eraser

* a homework folder

* a spiral notebook 