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Mathematics       
Chairperson: Robert Bell
Building: NASH
Phone: (724) 934-7200 EXT 7301 
Level
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
AA
5th Grade Elementary Math
Advanced Course 2
Advanced Pre-Algebra
Advanced Algebra 1
Honors Geometry
Honors Algebra 2
Honors Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus BC
AP Calculus AB
Honors Calculus
Math Electives
M4
4th Grade Elementary Math
5th Grade Elementary Math
Advanced Course 2
Advanced Pre-Algebra
Advanced Algebra 1
Honors Geometry
Honors Algebra 2
Honors Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus BC
AP Calculus AB
Honors Calculus
Math Elective
M3
4th Grade Elementary Math
5th Grade Elementary Math
Academic Course 2
Academic Pre-Algebra
Academic Algebra 1
Academic Geometry
Academic Algebra 2
Advanced Math Concepts 3
Advanced Math Concepts 4
Elements of Trigonometry
Math Elective
M3
 
 
 
 
 
Academic Algebra 1
Academic Geometry
Academic Algebra 2
Honors Pre-Calculus
Elements of Trigonometry
Math Elective
M2
4th Grade Elementary Math
5th Grade Elementary Math
Essentials Course 2
Essentials Pre-Algebra
Essentials Algebra 1 Ch. 1-7
Essentials Algebra 1 Ch. 8-12 and Essentials Geomery Ch. 1-3
Essentials
 Geometry Ch. 4-11
Essentials Algebra 2 Ch. 1-8
Essentials Algebra 2 Ch. 9-14
 
Mathematics, Grade 6
 
Full Year/Full Time

 

            In sixth grade Course 2, students develop the concepts needed to prepare for Pre-Algebra. The Book 2 curriculum focuses on rational numbers, their operations, and their algebraic representations. It focuses on problem-solving situations and the use of estimation to check reasonableness.  Measurement conversions, area, averages, data analysis, and data display are also stressed. There is focus on equations and functions, geometry, square roots, and probability. The curriculum also prepares students for standardized tests while meeting Pennsylvania State Standards and Guidelines.

 

            Specific areas of study will include:  describing patterns, evaluating variable expressions,  solving two-step equations, solving inequalities, writing and evaluating functions rules,  using and interpreting exponents, representing numbers in exponential form, evaluating problems using the correct order of operations, using formulas to find perimeter, circumference, and area, solve word problems using the 4-step plan, rounding, comparing, ordering, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, decimals, fractions,  and integers, using the metric system and customary units of measurement, finding the mean, median, mode, and range of data, creating and interpreting bar, line, circle, and histograms, writing, comparing, and solving problems using  ratios, rates, and percents, classifying and comparing angles, triangles and polygons, finding probability using outcomes, tree diagrams, and the counting principles.

 

Essentials of Course 2
 
Students enrolled in this course will receive a solid foundation in comparing, ordering, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, decimals, fractions,  and integers,  including the necessary concepts needed to be successful in pre-algebra.  A smaller class setting is utilized to provide more individualized instruction and remediation. Additional attention is given to assist students in the acquisition of more abstract topics. The purpose of this course is to meet the needs of students requiring more assistance.

 
Academic Course 2
 
Students enrolled in this course will receive a solid foundation in comparing, ordering, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, decimals, fractions, and integers, including the necessary concepts needed to be successful in Pre-Algebra. 

 

Advanced Course 2 
 
 This course is designed to lead into the advanced Pre-Algebra 1. Consequently, the course content will be substantial and more rigorous than the academic course.  The pacing of the course will also be faster than the academic course.  The homework assignments will be longer and involve additional problem-solving applications. There will also be additional content taught, (stem-and-leaf plots, box-and-whisker plots, graphing functions, slope, scale drawings & models, transformations in the coordinate plane, square roots, approximating square roots, the Pythagorean Theorem, classifying & sketching solids,  finding surface area and volume of rectangular prisms and cylinders, permutations and combinations, disjoint events).  Finally, assessments will be designed to measure students’ mastery of the material at the synthesis and application levels.

 

Mathematics — Pre-Algebra, Grade 7
 
Full Year/Full Time

 

            In seventh grade Pre-Algebra, students develop the concepts needed to prepare for Algebra 1.  The Pre-Algebra curriculum provides a strong foundation in algebra while also preparing students for future study in areas of geometry, probability, and data analysis.  The curriculum has a strong focus on algebraic concepts and reasoning, solving of equations and inequalities, and geometry. The curriculum also prepares students for standardized tests while meeting Pennsylvania State Standards and Guidelines.

 

            Specific topics of study will include: writing and evaluating algebraic expressions, simplifying expressions, writing, solving and graphing equations and inequalities, writing and solving proportions, simplifying ratios and finding probabilities, solving percent problems, applying rules of exponents and properties of square roots, writing and graphing linear functions and system of linear equations, identifying and applying properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, exploring right triangles using the Pythagorean Theorem, exploring angle relationships, similarity and congruence of geometric figures, finding perimeter, circumference, area, surface area and volume of geometric figures, finding the slope of a line, graphing various data displays, and evaluating formulas.

 

Essentials of Pre-Algebra 
 
 Students enrolled in this course will receive a solid foundation in algebraic concepts.  A smaller class setting is utilized to provide more individualized instruction and remediation. Additional attention is given to assist students in the acquisition of more abstract topics. The purpose of this course is to meet the needs of students requiring more assistance and provide the opportunity for them to return to an academic pathway.

 

Academic Pre-Algebra 
 
Students enrolled in this course will be given a strong exposure to algebraic concepts.  Emphasis will be given to topics that are considered to be the foundation for an academic Algebra 1 course.

 

Advanced Pre-Algebra 
 
 This course is designed to lead into the advanced Algebra 1 course and later into the honors and advanced placement sequence in mathematics at the high school level.  Consequently, the course content will be substantial and more rigorous than the academic course.  The pacing of the course will also be considerably faster than the academic course.  The homework assignments will be longer and involve additional problem-solving applications. There will also be additional content taught (trigonometric ratios, distance and midpoint formulas, special right triangles, simplifying square roots, and polynomials).  Finally, assessments will be designed to measure students’ mastery of the material at the synthesis and application levels.

 

Mathematics, Grade 8
 
Full Year/Full Time

  

              In eighth grade Algebra 1, the content of is organized around families of functions, with special emphasis on linear and quadratic functions.  As students learn about each family of functions, they will learn to represent them in multiple ways – as verbal descriptions, equations, tables, and graphs.  They will also learn to model real-life situations using functions in order to solve problems arising from those situations.  In addition to its algebraic content, Algebra 1 includes lessons on probability and data analysis as well as numerous examples and exercises involving geometry.  These math topics often appear on standardized tests, so maintaining students’ familiarity with them is important. 

 

            Specific areas of study will include:  writing and evaluating expressions, solving equations and inequalities, applying properties of real numbers, solving linear equations, graphing linear equations and functions, writing linear equations, calculating probabilities and analyzing data, solving and graphing linear inequalities, solving systems of equations and inequalities, identifying and applying properties of exponents and exponential functions, factoring polynomials, modeling quadratic equations and functions, and solving problems involving radicals and geometry connections.

 

Essentials of Algebra 1 
 
Students enrolled in this course will receive a solid foundation in algebra.  A smaller class setting is utilized to provide more individualized instruction and remediation. Additional attention is given to assist students in the acquisition of more abstract topics. The purpose of this course is to meet the needs of students requiring more assistance and provide the opportunity for them to return to an academic pathway.

 

Academic Algebra 1 
 
Students enrolled in this course will be given a strong exposure to algebra. Emphasis will be given to topics that are considered to be the foundation for an academic high school mathematics program.

 

Advanced Algebra 1
 
This course is designed to lead into the honors and advanced placement sequence in mathematics at the high school level.  Consequently, the course content will be substantial and more rigorous.  The pacing of the course will be considerably faster than the academic course.  The homework assignments will be longer and involve additional problem-solving applications.  Finally, assessments will be designed to measure students’ mastery of the material at the synthesis and application levels.
 
 
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