Middle School Math
Welcome to Middle School Math at TCPS! Through our TCPS mathematics program, students increase their interests, develop their skills, and emerge as problem-solvers. Cooperative learning groups and investigations allow students to speculate and verify; find and impose structure; and engage in exercises of abstract reasoning. Students learn to transition from intuitive thinking to concrete operations, and to represent mathematical structures symbolically. Each student will develop a solid understanding of basic geometrical ideas; learn how to solve one and two step equations; and master operations of integers and rational numbers. It is imperative that students have a strong foundations of operations with integers, fractions, and decimals for their success of solving equations and inequalities.
Math is all about process, logic, problem solving, patterns, proof, concepts and creativity. It's everything from zero to infinity. While often feared, it can really be quite fun or at least interesting. It's a human activity which happens to describe the universe quite well. It's very practical in solving problems in engineering, technology, economics, finance and commerce. It's also an essential partner with science. It's also beautiful. Our goal is to learn and enjoy math in a safe, fun and focused environment. Enjoy!
6th and 7th grade math at TCPS cover what is generally called pre-algebra. 8th grade math is Algebra 1. Our focus is on developing a deep understanding of the concepts. For more information, see the Curriculum page.