# Math

### Teachers:

Room 13: Dr. Ross, Bio

Math Room: Mrs. Taylor, Bio

Math Resource Room: Mrs. Molnar Bio

## Curriculum Highlights

## 6th grade

## 7th Grade

7^{th} Math Course 2 is a normal-paced course providing the opportunity to build mastery of rational number and integer operations while also learning key algebra and geometry concepts. Teachers supplement the curriculum to ensure students learn to solve equations and work with algebraic expressions.

## Pre-Algebra

Prealgebra is a fast-paced difficult course designed to get students half way to the level of difficulty of the high school college prep Algebra course, as well as provide the foundation for the high school Geometry course. Content includes rational number operations; writing and solving equations, inequalities and proportions; introduction to linear functions; probability and statistics; basic Geometric formulas; angle relationships and introduction to right triangle trigonometry,

## Algebra

This is a college prep high school course, covering linear and quadratic functions, solving linear and quadratic equations, radical equations, polynomial operations, and right triangle trigonometry. To receive high school credit at Catholic high schools, students will need to pass the high school's required exemption exam.

## Math Resources (Middle School)

Mathematics Grade 6 and 7 Online Textbook, my.hrw.com

Pre-Algebra Online Textbook, my.hrw.com

Larson Algebra 1 - access through an IPAD app

IXL.com** - **each middle school student has a school account for general and personalized practice of math skills.

*For Students (practice)*

1) AAA Math (practice by grade level): http://aaamath.com/index.html

2) Coolmath (ages 13+, lessons, practice, games): http://www.coolmath.com/

3) Math by Oz: http://www.numberpower.org/

4) Math.com: http://www.math.com/students/

5) Math is Fun: http://www.mathsisfun.com/

6) Powers of Ten (exponents): http://www.wordwizz.com/

7) Tables and Graphs: http://www.mcwdn.org/Graphs/

8) Classzone.com (Pre Algebra): http://www.classzone.com/cz/

9) Classzone.com (Math 7): http://www.classzone.com/cz/

10) Purple Math: http://www.purplemath.com/

11) Math Drills Free Worksheets: http://www.math-drills.com/

**For Students (games and puzzles)**

1) Coolmath (ages 13+, lessons, practice, games): http://www.coolmath.com/

2) Figure This! Math Challenges: http://www.figurethis.org/

3) Math.com: http://www.math.com/students/

4) Math is Fun: http://www.mathsisfun.com/

5) Classzone.com (Pre Algebra): http://www.classzone.com/cz/

6) Classzone.com (Math 7): http://www.classzone.com/cz/

**For Students (tools)**

1) Common Formulas: http://www.iofm.net/community/

2) Dictionary of Number Words: http://home.comcast.net/~igpl/

3) Math by Oz: http://www.numberpower.org/

4) Math in Daily Life: http://www.learner.org/

5) Math League Help Topics: http://www.mathleague.com/

6) Math.com (formulas, tables, references): http://www.math.com/students/

7) Math History: http://library.thinkquest.org/

8) Mathematics Magazine (help with topics): http://www.

9) Math Dictionary for Kids: http://www.

12) Classzone.com (Pre Algebra): http://www.classzone.com/cz/

13) Classzone.com (Math 7):http://www.classzone.com/

14) Purple Math: http://www.purplemath.com/

**For Parents**

1) Forsten, Char. *Teaching Thinking and Problem Solving in Math—Strategies, Problems and Activities*. 1992.

2) Long, Lynette, Ph.D. *Marvelous Multiplication—Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun.* John Wiley and Sons, Inc. Scholastic Professional Books. 2000.

3) Lakatos, James. *The Princeton Review—Roadmap to 8th Grade Math: Virginia Edition*. Random House, Inc. 2002.

4) Burns, Marilyn. Math—*Facing an American Phobia.* Math Solutions Publications. 1998.

5) Vorderman, Carol. *How Math Works*. Dorling Kindersley Limited. 1996.

6) Hirsch, E.D., Jr. *What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know*. Doubleday. 2006.

7) Wyatt, Valerie. *The Math Book for Girls and Other Beings Who Count. Kids* Can Press Ltd. 2000.

8) Pappas, Theoni. Fractals, *Googols and Other Mathematical Tales*. Wide-World Publishing. 1993.

9) Pullman, Phyllis. *How to Solve Word Problems in Arithmetic*. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 2001.

10) Smoothey, Marion. *Let’s Investigate Number Patterns.* Marshall Cavendish Corporation. 1993.

11) Carman, Robert A. and Carman, Marilyn J. *Quick Arithmetic—A Self-Teaching Guide*. 3rd Edition. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 2001

12) Thompson, Frances M. *Hands –On Algebra! Ready-to-Use Games and Activities for Grades 7-12.* The Center for Applied Research in Education. 1998.

13) Long, Lynette, Ph.D. *Painless Algebra. Second Edition*. Barron’s Educational Series. 2006.

14) *Algebra: Grades 6-9*, Kelley Wingate Publications, 2009.

15) *Pre Algebra: Grades 5-8*, Kelley Wingate Publications, 2009.