Math Progression Chart

Math 6 continues to develop mastery of the concepts in each of the four Minnesota math curriculum strands: Algebra, Number Sense, Geometry and Measurement, Data and Probability.   The goal of 6th grade Math is to build a solid foundation, enhance math skills and create success.  There is an emphasis of skills in numerical operations (including basic operations and their proper order, with positive rational numbers and positive integers), measurement patterns, simple functions, geometry and concepts of data analysis, including statistics and probability.  

Pre-Algebra develops mastery of the concepts in each of the four Minnesota math curriculum strands: Algebra, Number Sense, Geometry and Measurement, Data and Probability.  Special focus is placed on the foundations for algebra.  Students are introduced to integers and continue to develop mastery of beginning algebra concepts.  There is a strong focus on proportions and ratios, evaluating algebraic graphs and solve equations graphically and numerically, interpreting solutions in their original context.

Middle School (MS) Algebra is designed to give students the requisite skills that provide a foundation for all future mathematics courses with an emphasis on linear relationships.  Students will deepen their understanding of the real number system, justify steps in generating equivalent expressions, distinguish between linear and nonlinear functions and translate linear functions from one representation to another, solve and interpret equations and inequalities symbolically and graphically, display, interpret, and draw conclusions about data using scatter-plots, and express linear equations in various forms and convert between these forms.  Throughout the course, mathematical concepts will be taught with an emphasis on real world application.

This course includes an in-depth study of the algebra of lines and expands number concepts to the real number system.  Specific concepts in algebra include: understanding functions (both linear and nonlinear) in arithmetic and geometric sequences, graphing linear functions, slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines, solving systems of linear equations graphically and algebraically.  Students work with the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse and solve problems by using a line of best fit to make predictions.   Functions will be represented with symbols, verbal descriptions, graphs, and tables.  Students will model real-world situations using functions and solve problems arising from these situations. Students will also study probability and analysis.  Students passing this course receive a high school credit in math.

This course includes the study of plane and solid geometric figures and their measurements.  Students will apply properties of geometric figures and utilize the concepts of congruence, similarity, parallelism and rules of angle measurement. It includes deeper development of concepts studied in earlier grades such as: area, surface area, volume, scale factors, Pythagorean Theorem and angle relationships and expands understanding of trigonometry, circle properties, train properties and proof.  Students use tools of geometry to visualize geometric concepts.  Students passing this course receive a high school credit in math.

This course includes a review of concepts in Algebra and provides an extension of algebra concepts. Topics include: equations, linear relations, systems of equations, parabolas, quadratic equations, powers and roots, exponents and logarithms, trigonometry and polynomials, data displays, standard deviation and normal distribution, and probability.  Students passing this course receive a high school credit in math.