The objective of St. Perpetua's Math program is to ensurethat all students master the basic concepts, comprehend the material, applywhat they have learned and complete all steps necessary in solving mathematicalproblems. Students will work individually, with partners, and in groups. Therewill be a variety of activities and projects such as working with hands onmanipulatives, unraveling problem-solving challenges, writing math assignments,doing presentations and completing computer-math linked projects to meet thedifferent student learning styles. Grading is based on homework, formalassessments, binder organization, class participation and projects.
The goal of the St. Perpetua Math program is to provide allstudents with the standard math curriculum in preparation for the various highschool math levels. Rather than marching students through the curriculum inlockstep, instruction is modified to meet students' varying readiness levelsand learning preferences. The different placements emphasize the students'strengths and the smaller class sizes provide more individual teacher tostudent time. Each year the students are re-assessed for their math classplacement and each year St. Perpetua's Math department determines the number ofmath sections to offer depending on the needs of the student groups.
We are very excited about the opportunity to differentiate our junior high math program and we offer the following sections for the 2012-2013 school year:
6th Grade Standard Math - Standard 6th Grade Math and Math Skills
7th grade pre-algebra - Introduction to Pre-Algebra and Standard Pre-Algebra
8th Grade Algebra I - Introduction to Algebra and multiple sections of Algebra 1
The sixth grade math curriculum contains a review of thefundamental math skills that are necessary to succeed in future math classes.These include operations involving graphing, number concepts, basic geometry,fractions, percents, decimals, exponents, integers, proportions, andprobability. There is more focus on diagramming word problems and usingdifferent problem solving techniques.
The seventh grade math curriculum is a Pre-Algebra coursedesigned to prepare students for the different Algebra levels in the eighthgrade. Concepts include fractions, decimals, percents, integers, exponents,scientific notation, proportions, probability, in-depth study of geometry usingalgebra equations, introduction to graphing, and a peek at polynomials and thePythagorean theorem.
The eighth grade math curriculum comprises of differentlevels of Algebra 1 courses designed to follow the Diocesan State and NationalContent Standards. Concepts include expressions, equations, rational numbers,linear equations, graphing functions, linear inequalities, polynomials,factoring, quadratic equations, and rational expressions. Students areencouraged to apply these concepts through explorations, power-point projectsand group problem solving exercises.
Last Modified on February 26, 2013