In Middle School math, students master the concepts that will prepare them for higher mathematical thinking. A fundamental guiding question for all math classes is “why?” We focus on equipping students with the ability to approach problems with perseverance and apply abstract mathematical concepts to real-world situations.
Much of sixth grade math focuses on the concept of equivalency, while also providing an introduction to geography and pre-algebra. In seventh grade, students build on the concept of equivalency and delve into the notion of variables, including a robust exploration of algebra. In eighth grade algebra, students expand the properties of equality and explore exponent rules, radicals, absolute value, graphing and more. Throughout, students face context-based problems and are challenged to construct a roadmap through unfamiliar problems.
Middle School math fosters students who become lifelong mathematicians, and who have the tools, strategies and confidence to overcome problems.