In grades four through eighth grade, math is taught in two groups. This allows for smaller class sizes and more individualized instruction. We have transitioned into full implementation of the Math Common Core Standards in all grades. We are excited about the growth these standards are providing for our students.
By the end of fourth grade, students will understand multi-digit multiplication and division involving multi-digit dividends. They will be able to describe and compare fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers. They will also be able to analyze and classify geometric figures based on their properties.
By the end of fifth grade, students will develop fluency with fraction addition and subtraction, and will be introduced to fraction multiplication and division. They will extend their abilities to include division with 2-digit divisors, integrating decimal fractions into the place value system and develop understanding of operations with decimals to the hundredths. Finally, they will develop a basic understanding of volume and conversion of basic measurements.
By the end of sixth grade, students will connect ratio and rate concepts to whole number multiplication and division and problem solving. Students will be fluent with fraction addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. They will have a basic understanding of rational numbers. Finally, students will be able to write, interpret, and use expressions and equations to develop an understanding of statistical thinking.
By the end of seventh grade, students will understand and apply proportional relationships. They will be able to use rational numbers within expressions and linear equations. Students will solve problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions involving area, surface area, and volume. Finally, students will collect, describe, and analyze data as well as use probability to make predictions.
By the end of eighth grade, students will formulate and reason about expressions and different types of equations. They will understand the concept of a function and will use functions to describe quantitative relationships. They will understand quadratic equations and functions and apply them to real world problems. Students will also be able to analyze two- and three- dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence. Finally, students will work with radical and exponential functions to problem solve.