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Mrs. Martin

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(530)257-5144

## Developing POWERFUL Mathematics Learners & Users

Middle School Mathematics

### Middle School Mathematics

In grade 6, math instructional time will focus on four critical areas: (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication
and division, and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and
extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting,
and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.

In grade 7, math instructional time will focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional
relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear
equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and
three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about
populations based on samples.

In grade 8, math instructional time will focus on three critical areas: (1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and
equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems
of linear equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

In all middle school mathematics classrooms we will focus on developing different avenues of mathematical thinking to help us become more powerful math problem solvers. These mathematical skills and ideas will help prepare your child for high school, college, and career.

The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.
--Brian Herbert
“In our math classrooms we don’t do easy, we make easy happen through HARD WORK and LEARNING!”