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6th Grade Math: Course 1

MZGH Course Description:  This yearlong course is the first of three pre-algebra courses with the overarching focus on ratio & proportional thinking.  After instruction in fractions, decimals and percentages.  Ratio and proportions are taught and expanded on using multiple models and methods.  Equation solving is developed and expanded.  The later part of the year involves the connection between algebra and geometry.  Area, surface area and volume are developed using formulas.

 

 

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7th Grade Math: Course 2

MPGH Course Description: This yearlong course is the second of three pre-algebra courses with the overarching focus on ratio & proportional thinking.  Math Course 2 is similar to Course 1, but focus is even deeper on building a solid understanding of pre-algebra skills.  

 

 

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8th Grade Math: Course 3 "Common Core Math 8"

 

MJGC Course Description:  This yearlong course is the third of three pre-algebra courses with the overarching focus on ratio & proportional thinking.  This class has elements of both Algebra and Geometry.  Students who are successful in this class are enrolled into Algebra in 9th grade, which is the grade level standard.   

 

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Parent Testimonial:  "I've been wanting to write and thank you.  XXX is aceing Algebra in 9th grade.  It is so exciting.  XXX says that Algebra is his favorite class so far this year.  He just texted me a photo of his latest test score - 48/50.  Thank you.  Math 8 works!

                                                             Parent of a former Math 8 Student

October 2015

Algebra 1

Prerequisite: Placement of students into this advanced math class is determined by the student’s score on a district-wide multiple measure placement matrix.  

 

MDCH Course Description:  This yearlong high school level course covers the California State Standards for Algebra 1.  Students solve equations and inequalities with one and two variables.  Students learn how to graph linear and quadratic functions simplify and factor Polynomial expressions.  

 

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Geometry

Prerequisite: A demonstrated proficiency in the Algebra standards as determined by a multi-measure placement matrix.  

 

MGCC Course Description:This yearlong high school level course covers the California State Standards for Geometry with an emphasis on problem solving, logical thinking and formal proofs. Topics include congruency, similarity, area, volume, and trigonometry.

 

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