MS Math/Science

Mrs. Herz herzl@smsjschool.org

Mathematics Curriculum

Grade 6

The sixth grade program reviews with the intent for mastery of all concepts of the elementary mathematics program. Students are introduced to the basics of algebra in preparation for the middle school program.

Topics Covered:

• Numeration, Addition, and Subtraction

• Multiplication and Division

• Decimals: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

• Fractions: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

• Statistics and Probability

• Simple Geometry

• Measurement

• Ratio, Proportion, and Percent

• Integers and Coordinate Graphing

• Basics of Algebra


Mathematics Curriculum

Grade 7

The seventh grade program reviews and builds on the grade 6 curriculum with the intent for mastery of all concepts.

Topics May Include:

o Numbers and Numeration

o Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions

o Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions

o Mathematical Expressions, Equations and Inequalities

o Comparing Integers

o Using integers in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

o Number Theory

o Measurement

o Ratio and Proportion

o Percent

o Consumer Mathematics

o Plane Geometry

o Polygons and Circles

o Surface Area and Volume

o Probability, Statistics, and Graphing

o Algebra and Rational Number Topics


Pre-Algebra Mathematics Curriculum

Grades 7 and 8

The pre-algebra program introduces and prepares students for the advanced mathematical skills that will be needed in high school.

Topics Include:

o Algebraic Expressions and Integers

o Solving One-Step Equations and Inequalities

o Decimals and Equations

o Factors, Fractions, and Exponents

o Operations with Fractions

o Ratios, Proportions, and Percents

o Solving Equations and Inequalities

o Linear Functions and Graphing

o Spatial thinking-Geometry

o Area and Volume

o Right Triangles in Algebra

o Data Analysis and Probability

o Nonlinear Functions and Polynomials


Algebra Mathematics Curriculum

Grade 8

The algebra program is an advanced class for above average students. This class is equivalent to a high school class. Students leaving this program are prepared for the more challenging classes in high school.

Topics Include:

o Variables, Function Patterns, and Graphs

o Rational Numbers

o Solving Equations

o Solving Inequalities

o Graphs and Functions

o Linear Equations and Their Graphs

o Systems of Equations and Inequalities

o Exponents and Exponential Functions

o Polynomials and Factoring

o Quadratic Equations and Functions

o Radical Expressions and Equations

o Rational Expressions and Functions