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Mathematics

Below are descriptions of the mathematics courses offered at Elm Middle School. 

Mathematics 6

Grade level: 6

Connected Mathematics 3, or CMP3, is an inquiry-based mathematics program for grades 6-8 and is fully aligned with Common Core Standards. It helps students on math problem-solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation and connections. These math practices require students to look deeper and connect problem-solving to practical situations. Students in 6th grade focus on factor and multiples, rational numbers, fraction operations, two-dimensional measurement, decimal and percent operations, an introduction to algebra and data analysis.

Please note that opportunities to take Accelerated Mathematics 6 are available for students who qualify based on predetermined criteria relating to current academic achievement. Criteria include common assessments, standardized assessments, trimester grades, student behaviors and teacher recommendations.

Mathematics 7

Grade Level: 7

Connected Mathematics 3, or CMP3, is an inquiry-based mathematics program for grades 6-8 and is fully aligned with Common Core Standards. It helps students on math problem-solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation and connections. These math practices require students to look deeper and connect problem-solving to practical situations. Students in 7th grade focus on two-dimensional geometry, integer operations, similarity, ratio and proportion, linear relationships, probability, three-dimensional measurement and data analysis.

Please note that opportunities to take Accelerated Mathematics 7 are available for students who qualify based on predetermined criteria relating to current academic achievement. Criteria include common assessments, standardized assessments, trimester grades, student behaviors and teacher recommendations.

Mathematics 8

Grade Level: 8

Connected Mathematics 3, or CMP3, is an inquiry-based mathematics program for grades 6-8 and is fully aligned with Common Core Standards. It helps students on math problem-solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation and connections. These math practices require students to look deeper and connect problem-solving to practical situations. Students in 8th grade focus on linear functions and inverse variation, Pythagorean Theorem, exponential functions, transformations, quadratic functions and systems of equations.

Core-Plus Mathematics I

Grade Level: 8

The first course in the Core-Plus series covers topics regarding patterns in data, patterns of change, linear models, graph models, patterns in space and visualization, exponential models and simulation models.

Students are selected for Core-Plus Mathematics I based on predetermined criteria relating to current academic achievement. Criteria include common assessments, standardized assessments, trimester grades, student behaviors and teacher recommendations.