Welcome to the Math Room. Small groups of students from grades four through eight have mathematics instruction here. These small group math classes allow for more individualized attention. We have transitioned into full implementation of the Math Common Core Standards in all grades. We are excited about the growth that the use of these standards will provide for our students.
By the end of fourth grade, students understand multi-digit multiplication and dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends. They describe and compare fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers. They understand that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties.
By the end of fifth grade, students develop fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, and have been introduced to the multiplication and division of fractions. They can extend their abilities to include division to 2-digit divisors, integrating decimal fractions into the place value system and develop understanding of operations with decimals to hundredths. Finally, they develop a basic understanding of volume and conversion of basic measurements.
By the end of sixth grade, students connect ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division with the use of concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems. Students are fluent with fractions using the four basic operations. They have a basic understanding of rational numbers, including negative numbers. Finally, students can write, interpret, and use expressions and equations and develop an understanding of statistical thinking.
By the end of seventh grade, students understand and apply proportional relationships. They are competent with the use of rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations. Students solve problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, involving area, surface area, and volume. Finally, students draw inferences about populations based on samples.
By the end of eighth grade, students formulate and reason about expressions and different types of equations. They grasp the concept of a function and use functions to describe quantitative relationships. They analyze two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understand the application of the Pythagorean Theorem.