Pre-Algebra
The main intent of mathematics instruction at the secondary level is for students to develop mathematical proficiency that will enable them to efficiently use mathematics to make sense of and improve the world around them.
The Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) describe the skills and attitudes students should acquire as a result of successful mathematics instruction. They are an essential part of the Mathematics Core Curriculum and provide teachers with a standard for student learning in mathematics.
The ILOs for mathematics at the secondary level are:
  1. Develop positive attitudes toward mathematics, including the confidence, creativity, enjoyment, and perseverance that come from achievement.
  2. Become proficient problem-solvers by posing appropriate questions, selecting appropriate methods, employing a variety of strategies, and exploring alternative approaches.
  3. Think logically, using inductive reasoning to formulate reasonable conjectures and using deductive reasoning for justification, formally or informally.
  4. Cooperatively and independently explore mathematics, using inquiry and technological skills.
  5. Make connections between mathematical ideas, between mathematics and other disciplines, and to life.
  6. Communicate mathematics through writing, modeling, and visualizing, using precise mathematical language and symbolic notation.
Course Description
The goal of Prealgebra is to develop fluency with rational numbers and proportional relationships. Students will extend their elementary skills and begin to learn algebra concepts that serve as a transition into formal Algebra and Geometry. Students will learn to think flexibly about relationships among fractions, decimals, and percents. Students will learn to recognize and generate equivalent expressions and solve single-variable equations and inequalities. Students will investigate and explore mathematical ideas and develop multiple strategies for analyzing complex situations. Students will analyze situations verbally, numerically, graphically, and symbolically. Students will apply mathematical skills and make meaningful connections to life?s experiences.
Prerequisite: Proficiency in 6th Grade Mathematics or Math 7

Algebra I
The main intent of mathematics instruction at the secondary level is for students to develop mathematical proficiency that will enable them to efficiently use mathematics to make sense of and improve the world around them.
The Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) describe the skills and attitudes students should acquire as a result of successful mathematics instruction. They are an essential part of the Mathematics Core Curriculum and provide teachers with a standard for student learning in mathematics.
The ILOs for mathematics at the secondary level are:
  1. Develop positive attitudes toward mathematics, including the confidence, creativity, enjoyment, and perseverance that come from achievement.
  2. Become proficient problem-solvers by posing appropriate questions, selecting appropriate methods, employing a variety of strategies, and exploring alternative approaches.
  3. Think logically, using inductive reasoning to formulate reasonable conjectures and using deductive reasoning for justification, formally or informally.
  4. Cooperatively and independently explore mathematics, using inquiry and technological skills.
  5. Make connections between mathematical ideas, between mathematics and other disciplines, and to life.
  6. Communicate mathematics through writing, modeling, and visualizing, using precise mathematical language and symbolic notation.
Course Description
The main goal of Algebra is to develop fluency in working with linear equations. Students will extend their experiences with tables, graphs, and equations and solve linear equations and inequalities and systems of linear equations and inequalities. Students will extend their knowledge of the number system to include irrational numbers. Students will generate equivalent expressions and use formulas. Students will simplify polynomials and begin to study quadratic relationships. Students will use technology and models to investigate and explore mathematical ideas and relationships and develop multiple strategies for analyzing complex situations. Students will analyze situations verbally, numerically, graphically, and symbolically. Students will apply mathematical skills and make meaningful connections to life?s experiences.
Prerequisite: Prealgebra