 # Math

• ## 5th Grade Math

Students refine their fluency skills in whole number, fractional and decimal operations through solving a range of complex math problems. Students are introduced to the concept of writing, interpreting and using mathematical expressions and equations. Students also are introduced to ratio and rates, equations and inequalities, as well as volume. This course provides a strong foundation for success in future level middle school math courses.

• ## 6th Grade Math

Students develop proportional reasoning, accuracy in foundational skills and critical thinking for problem solving. Units of study include: integers and rational numbers, ratios and proportional reasoning, algebraic expressions, equations, inequalities, geometry and statistics and probability. The goal of this collaborative and energetic course is to develop mathematical fluency in computation and a rich understanding of mathematical principles. Advanced math and sixth grade math differ in pacing and rigor, but the concepts covered remain similar. Advanced math readiness is determined by ERB scores and student achievement in prior math courses.

• ## 6th Grade Math - Advanced

Math students develop proportional reasoning, mathematical precision and accuracy and critical thinking for problem solving. Units of study include integers and rational numbers, ratios and proportional reasoning, algebraic expressions and equations, geometry, and statistics and probability. The goal of this collaborative and energetic course is to develop mathematical fluency in computation and a rich understanding of mathematical principles.  Advanced Math and Sixth Grade Math differ in pacing and rigor, but the concepts covered remain similar. Advanced Math readiness is determined by ERB scores and student achievement in prior math courses.

• ## 7th Grade Math

Seventh Grade Math students expand their understanding of computational skills and have in-depth exposure to problem-solving methods. Course content includes: properties of real numbers, rational numbers, ratios and proportions, solving equations, understanding linear equations and geometry topics (angles, triangles, surface area and volume). This course focuses on developing confidence in number operations so that students have a solid foundation to move to Pre-Algebra.

• ## 7th Grade Pre-Algebra

Pre-algebra is a course designed to move the student from concrete thinking with numbers to more abstract thinking with variables. A concept such as operations with signed numbers develops into operations with variables and variable expressions. Topics include operations with integers, decimal numbers and rational numbers, evaluation of expressions, number theory, equations and inequalities, graphing of linear equations, and geometry concepts including volume and surface area. Strengthening reasoning skills and developing problem-solving strategies are integrated into all lessons.
• ## 7th Grade Pre-Algebra - a

Pre-algebra is a course designed to move the student from concrete thinking with numbers to more abstract thinking with variables. A concept such as operations with signed numbers develops into operations with variables and variable expressions. Topics include operations with integers, decimal numbers and rational numbers, evaluation of expressions, number theory, equations and inequalities, graphing of linear equations, and geometry concepts including volume and surface area. Strengthening reasoning skills and developing problem-solving strategies are integrated into all lessons.
• ## 7th Grade Pre-Algebra - b

Pre-algebra is a course designed to move the student from concrete thinking with numbers to more abstract thinking with variables. A concept such as operations with signed numbers develops into operations with variables and variable expressions. Topics include operations with integers, decimal numbers and rational numbers, evaluation of expressions, number theory, equations and inequalities, graphing of linear equations, and geometry concepts including volume and surface area. Strengthening reasoning skills and developing problem-solving strategies are integrated into all lessons.
• ## 7th/8th Grade Algebra I

Algebra I is designed to introduce the terminology of algebra and the concepts of algebraic expressions and equations. Topics include operations with integers and rational numbers, evaluating expressions, equations and inequalities, operations with polynomials, factoring of polynomials, graphing of linear equations, and functions. Students will be introduced to the graphing calculator and its applications.
• ## 7th/8th Grade Algebra I - a

Algebra I is designed to introduce the terminology of algebra and the concepts of algebraic expressions and equations. Topics include operations with integers and rational numbers, evaluating expressions, equations and inequalities, operations with polynomials, factoring of polynomials, graphing of linear equations, and functions. Students will be introduced to the graphing calculator and its applications.
• ## 7th/8th Grade Algebra I - b

Algebra I is designed to introduce the terminology of algebra and the concepts of algebraic expressions and equations. Topics include operations with integers and rational numbers, evaluating expressions, equations and inequalities, operations with polynomials, factoring of polynomials, graphing of linear equations, and functions. Students will be introduced to the graphing calculator and its applications.
• ## 8th Grade Honors Geometry

Honors Geometry is a highly rigorous course that is reserved for eighth grade students who completed Algebra I during their seventh grade year. Students study two- and three-dimensional objects and their properties. Main topics for this course include lines and angles, reasoning and proof, triangle similarity and congruence, right triangles with an introduction to trigonometry, quadrilaterals and other polygons, circles, surface area and volume of solids, coordinate geometry and transformations. A review of Algebra I concepts is embedded throughout the course to prepare students for future courses in mathematics. Prerequisites: entrance exam scores, teacher recommendation and completion of Algebra I in seventh grade.
• ## 8th Grade Pre-Algebra

Pre-algebra is a course designed to move the student from concrete thinking with numbers to more abstract thinking with variables. A concept such as operations with signed numbers develops into operations with variables and variable expressions. Topics include operations with integers, decimal numbers and rational numbers, evaluation of expressions, number theory, equations and inequalities, graphing of linear equations, and geometry concepts including volume and surface area. Strengthening reasoning skills and developing problem-solving strategies are integrated into all lessons.
• ## 8th Grade Pre-Algebra - a

Pre-algebra is a course designed to move the student from concrete thinking with numbers to more abstract thinking with variables. A concept such as operations with signed numbers develops into operations with variables and variable expressions. Topics include operations with integers, decimal numbers and rational numbers, evaluation of expressions, number theory, equations and inequalities, graphing of linear equations, and geometry concepts including volume and surface area. Strengthening reasoning skills and developing problem-solving strategies are integrated into all lessons.
• ## 8th Grade Pre-Algebra - b

Pre-algebra is a course designed to move the student from concrete thinking with numbers to more abstract thinking with variables. A concept such as operations with signed numbers develops into operations with variables and variable expressions. Topics include operations with integers, decimal numbers and rational numbers, evaluation of expressions, number theory, equations and inequalities, graphing of linear equations, and geometry concepts including volume and surface area. Strengthening reasoning skills and developing problem-solving strategies are integrated into all lessons.
• ## Algebra I

Algebra I students master the terminology of algebra and the concepts of algebraic expressions and equations. Topics include operations with integers and rational numbers, evaluating expressions, equations and inequalities, operations with polynomials, factoring of polynomials, graphing of linear equations and functions. Students will also be introduced to the graphing calculator and its applications. Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra
• ## Pre-Algebra

Pre-Algebra students move from concrete thinking with numbers to more abstract thinking with variables. Concepts such as operations with integers develop into operations with variables and variable expressions. Topics include operations with integers, decimal numbers and rational numbers, evaluation of expressions, number theory, equations and inequalities, graphing of linear equations and geometry concepts, including volume and surface area. Students strengthen reasoning skills and develop problem-solving strategies through exposure to challenging and complex problems. Prerequisite: Seventh Grade Math

# Our Faculty

• Katelyn Appel
Middle School Mathematics
Texas A&M University - B.S.
• LaJuande' Harvey
Middle School Mathematics
University of Houston - M.Ed.
Texas A&M University - B.S.
• Erin Lane
Middle School Mathematics
Texas A&M University - B.S.
University of Houston - M.Ed.
• Sarah Nix
Middle School Mathematics
University of Mississippi - J.D.
University of Mississippi - B.S.