# Math

At Corvian Community School, we strive to develop our students into independent thinkers and problem solvers. We feel strongly about the use of hands-on, inquiry-based learning, integrated activities, and differentiated instruction. Sometimes our students will be engaged in integrated units of study where mathematical skills and concepts are couched into a scientific context. In other instances, we will teach math and science separately, but often with a project-based approach. In 6th, 7th, and 8th grade we will align the curriculum and capitalize on the natural math/science connections that can occur at each level of study.

Instruction and learning in Common Core Math 6 focuses on five critical areas:
• connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems
• completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of numbers to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers
• writing, interpreting and using expressions, equations and inequalities
• problem solving with area in 2-D shapes, volume and surface area
• developing understanding of statistical thinking and data distribution
Common Core Accelerated Math 6

In addition to the five critical areas described for Common Core Math 6, Accelerated Math 6 contains content from 7th grade standards. The additional content demands a faster pace for instruction and learning.
Accelerated Math Placement

At Corvian, we strive to meet the needs of all our students. The following factors will be carefully considered for each student with regards to their middle school math placement:
• Teacher recommendations
• EOG scores
• Math assessment scores from the previous year
• Analyzing Measures of Academic Performance data (trend data; given 3x's per school year)
##### Ratios and Proportional Relationships
Ratios, Rates, Reasoning Proportionality with Percents, Unit Rates
##### Ratios and Proportional Relationships
Ratios, Rates, Unit Rates, Multi-step Ratio and Percent Problems, Scale Drawings, Percent Error; Constant of Proportionality of Tables, Graphs, Equations, Diagrams and Verbal Descriptions
##### The Number System
Integers, Coordinate Plane, Absolute Value, Least Common Multiple, Greatest Common Factor, Long Division with Decimals, Dividing Fractions
##### The Number System
Integers, Coordinate Plane, Absolute Value, Least Common Multiple, Greatest Common Factor, Long Division with Decimals, Dividing Fractions, Properties of Operations, Real-World Rational Numbers, Real World Integer Computation, Complex Fractions
##### Expressions and Equations
Algebraic Expressions, Writing and Solving Algebraic Equations and Inequalities, Tables
##### Expressions and Equations
Algebraic Expressions, Writing and Solving Algebraic Equations and Inequalities, Tables, Factoring, Linear Expressions and Equations with Rational Coefficients, Solve Word Problems of Equations and Inequalities, Solve Multi-step Problems Using Rational Number Computation
##### Geometry
Problem Solving with Area in 2-D Shapes, Problem Solving with Volume and Surface Area
##### Geometry
Problem Solving with Area in 2-D and 3-D Shapes, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygons, Cubes, Right Prisms, Problem Solving with Volume and Surface Area, Scale Drawings, Construct Geometric Shapes, Solve Real-world Problems Involving Area, Surface Area and Volume
##### Statistics and Probability
Dot Plots, Histograms, Box Plots, Data Distributions, Analyze Statistical Data
##### Statistics and Probability
Dot Plots, Histograms, Box Plots, Data Distributions, Analyze Statistical Data, Population Sampling, Measures of Center and Measures of Variability