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    The desire to achieve educational excellence is the driving force behind the Texas essential knowledge and skills for mathematics, guided by the college and career readiness standards. By embedding statistics, probability, and finance, while focusing on computational thinking, mathematical fluency, and solid understanding. The primary focal areas in Grade 7 are number and operations; proportionality; expressions, equations, and relationships; and measurement and data, including probability. The primary focal areas in Grade 8 are proportionality; expressions, equations, relationships, and foundations of functions; and measurement and data. The emphasis on algebra readiness skills necessitates the implementation of graphing technology. In Algebra I, students will build on the knowledge and skills for mathematics in Grades 6-8, which provide a foundation in linear relationships, number and operations, and proportionality. Students will study linear, quadratic, and exponential functions and their related transformations, equations, and associated solutions.

Courses

  • Course Key: 427000
    Course Name: 7th Grade Mathematics
    Grade: 7

    Required Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    In 7th Grade Math, students will focus on number and operations; proportionality; expressions, equations, and relationships; and measurement and data. Students use concepts, algorithms, and properties of rational numbers to explore mathematical relationships and to describe increasingly complex situations. Students use concepts of proportionality to explore, develop, and communicate mathematical relationships, including number, geometry and measurement, and statistics and probability. Students use algebraic thinking to describe how a change in one quantity in a relationship results in a change in the other. Students connect verbal, numeric, graphic, and symbolic representations of relationships, including equations and inequalities. Students use geometric properties and relationships, as well as spatial reasoning, to model and analyze situations and solve problems. Students communicate information about geometric figures or situations by quantifying attributes, generalize procedures from measurement experiences, and use the procedures to solve problems. Students use appropriate statistics, representations of data, and reasoning to draw conclusions, evaluate arguments, and make recommendations. The emphasis on algebra readiness skills necessitates the implementation of graphing technology toward the end of the course.

    Course Key: 420101
    Course Name: 7th Grade Pre-Algebra
    Grade: 7

    Required Prerequisite(s): 6th Grade Math

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): Scoring at "Meets" level for 6th grade STAAR, MAP 60th percentile or above (MOY or EOY)

    In 7th grade Pre-Algebra students will focus on number and operations; proportionality; expressions, equations, and relationships; and measurement and data. Students use concepts, algorithms, and properties of rational numbers to explore mathematical relationships and to describe increasingly complex situations. Students use concepts of proportionality to explore, develop, and communicate mathematical relationships, including number, geometry and measurement, and statistics and probability. Stududents use algebraic thinking to describe how a change in one quantity in a relationship results in a change in the other. Students connect verbal, numeric, graphic, and symbolic representations of relationships, including equations and inequalities. Students use geometric properties and relationships, as well as spatial reasoning, to model and analyze situations and solve problems. Students communicate information about geometric figures or situations by quantifying attributes, generalize procedures from measurement experiences, and use the procedures to solve problems. Students use appropriate statistics, representations of data, and reasoning to draw conclusions, evaluate arguments, and make recommendations. The emphasis on algebra readiness skills necessitates the implementation of graphing technology toward the end of the course. At the Pre-AP level, this course addresses the essential knowledge and skills for grade 7 in greater depth with a broader scope and a faster pace to include most grade 8 standards, along with higher expectations for student performance. This course is designed to prepare students for Algebra 1 Pre-AP in grade 8.

    Course Key: 428000
    Course Name: 8th Grade Mathematics
    Grade: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    In 8th Grade Math, students will focus on proportionality; expressions, equations, relationships, and foundations of functions; and measurement and data. Students use concepts, algorithms, and properties of real numbers to explore mathematical relationships to describe increasingly complex situations. Students use concepts of proportionality to explore, develop, and communicate mathematical relationships. Students use algebraic thinking to describe how a change in one quantity in a relationship results in a change in the other. Students connect verbal, numeric, graphic, and symbolic representations of relationships, including equations and inequalities. Students begin to develop an understanding of functional relationships. Students use geometric properties and relationships, as well as spatial reasoning, to model and analyze situations and solve problems. Students communicate information about geometric figures, generalize procedures from measurement experiences, and use the procedures to solve problems. Students use appropriate statistics, representations of data, and reasoning to draw conclusions, evaluate arguments, and make recommendations. The emphasis on algebra readiness necessitates the implementation of graphing technology.

    Course Key: 428001
    Course Name: 8th Grade Advanced Mathematics
    Grade: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): 7th Grade Math

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): Scoring at "Meets" level for 6th grade STAAR, MAP 60th percentile or above (MOY or EOY)

    In 8th Grade Math Advanced, students will focus on proportionality; expressions, equations, relationships, and foundations of functions; and measurement and data. Students use concepts, algorithms, and properties of real numbers to explore mathematical relationships and to describe increasingly complex situations. Students use concepts of proportionality to explore, develop, and communicate mathematical relationships. Students use algebraic thinking to describe how a change in one quantity in a relationship results in a change in the other. Students connect verbal, numeric, graphic, and symbolic representations of relationships, including equations and inequalities. Students begin to develop an understanding of functional relationships. Students use geometric properties and relationships, as well as spatial reasoning, to model and analyze situations and solve problems. Students communicate information about geometric figures, generalize procedures from measurement experiences, and usethe procedures to solve problems. Students use appropriate statistics, representations of data, and reasoning to draw conclusions, evaluate arguments, and make recommendations. The emphasis on algebra readiness necessitates the implementation of graphing technology. At the Pre-AP level, this course addresses the essential knowledge and skills for grade 8 in greater depth with a broader scope and a faster pace to include most some Algebra standards, along with higher expectations for student performance. This course is designed to prepare students for Algebra 1 Pre-AP in grade 9.

    Course Key: 11001A/B
    Course Name: 8th Grade Pre-AP Algebra 1
    Grade: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): Pre-Algebra

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This course gives high school credit and will count toward high school GPA. In 8th Grade Pre-AP Algebra 1, students will on developing logical reasoning by making and justifying generalizations based on their experiences with fundamental algebraic concepts, especially functional relationships and problem solving in real situations. Linear and quadratic functional relationships are examined in a variety of problem situations, and these functions form the basis for the study of equations and the ddevelopment of algebraic skills. Students use a variety of representations (concrete, numerical, algorithmic, and graphical) and tools as well as having regular access to technology that allows function plotting, coordinate graphing, algebraic analysis, and computation. At the Pre-AP level, this course addresses the essential knowledge and skills for first-year algebra at greater depth with a broader scope and a faster pace along with higher expectations for student performance.