In the 7^{th} grade, students will be placed in either Algebra or Pre-Algebra classes based on foundational math skills. In the 8^{th} grade, students will also study Geometry.

## Mathematics (7th Grade/Yr)

To prepare students for Pre-Algebra, students study problem-solving, decimals, statistics, patterns, fractions, measurements, Pre-Algebra, integers, geometry, ratios, percent and probability.

## Pre-Algebra (7th Grade/Yr)

This course is designed for the student who has shown mastery of foundational skills in math. The primary goals of the course are aligned with the 8th grade state standards and include the following topics: algebraic concepts, expressions and equations, relationships of mathematical operations, mastery of manipulating fractions, decimals and percents, problem solving strategies, logical reasoning, data analysis, identifying mathematical patterns, and measurement. Students are placed according to teacher recommendation and results of placement testing. Students who successfully complete this course and meet specified requirements would begin the study of algebra in the eighth grade.

## Algebra (7th Grade/Yr)

This course is for the student who has shown mastery of pre-algebra skills and the 7th and 8th grade state standards. The primary goals of the course are aligned with state standards for algebra. This course includes a study of sets of real numbers, solution of first and second-degree equations, graphing on the coordinate plane, applications of algebra to data analysis and probability, patterns and functions and their applications and basic mathematical structures. Students are placed according to teacher recommendation and results of placement testing. Students must maintain a B average in the class.

Algebra 1-2 is intended for the student of high ability and interest in mathematics. Students who successfully complete this course and meet specified requirements would begin the study of geometry in 8th grade.

## Pre-Algebra (8th Grade/Yr)

This course is designed to help students strengthen their foundational skills in math and introduce them to algebraic reasoning. The primary goals of the course are aligned with the Arizona state standards. Topics include relationships among numbers and different number systems, solving word problems using appropriate operations and numbers, using appropriate terminology, discrete mathematics, functions and relationships, algebraic representations, geometric properties, and others. Students are placed according to teacher recommendation and results of placement testing.

## Algebra (8th Grade/Yr)

This course is designed for the student who has shown mastery of pre-algebra skills and the 8th grade Arizona state standards. This is a rigorous course for the most capable and dedicated student. The primary goals of the course are aligned with the Arizona state standards for algebra. This course includes a study of sets of real numbers, solution of first and second-degree equations, graphing on the coordinate plane, applications of algebra to data analysis and probability, patterns and functions and their applications and basic mathematical structures. Students are placed according to teacher recommendation and results of placement testing. Students must maintain a C in the class. Students who successfully complete this course and meet specified requirements will begin the study of Geometry in 9th grade.

## Geometry (8th Grade/Yr)

This course is designed for the student who has shown mastery of algebra and the 8th grade Arizona state standards. This is a rigorous course for the most capable and dedicated student. The primary goals of the course are aligned with the Arizona state standards. This course includes the study of formal geometric proofs, polygons, circles, coordinate geometry, solution of right triangle trigonometry problems, Euclidean transformations, and mathematical structure and logic. This course will also use technology as a tool in problem solving. Students are placed according to teacher recommendation and results of placement testing. Students must have a B average in the class.