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Browse course catalog  COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to assist students as they make the transition between the concrete subject of arithmetic and more abstract subjects like algebra and geometry. This is accomplished by working with variables, variable expressions, equations, inequalities, and formulas. Subjects covered in earlier math courses such as fractions, ratios, percents, exponents, roots, and probability are studied in further depth for greater mastery. The students also explore basic algebraic concepts and skills. The course is taught so that a wide range of abilities is challenged through riddles, puzzles, and more complex mathematical problems supplementing the daily coursework. In addition to the specific arithmetic, algebraic and geometric skills and concepts mentioned above, this course aims to develop students’ ability to communicate technical information and mathematical knowledge, which places a heavy emphasis on the processes and reasoning to support answers as well as proper mathematical notation.
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 Ch.1 – Geometry Volume and Surface Area of Solids Cross Sections of Solids Supplementary and Complementary Angles Circles: Area and Circumference Parts of Geometric Figures Classifying Triangles Surface Area of Prisms and Cylinders Circumference of a Circle Pythagorean Theorem Using Pythagorean Theorem Interior Angles of Triangles Parts of a Circle Angle Sums in Polygons Circumference and Area of Circle Congruent Figures Calculate Radius and Diameter from Area or Circumference Identify the Parts of a Solid Parts of a Circle Angles and Parallel Lines 7 Using Scale Drawings Interior Angles of Quadrilaterals Ch.2 – Ratios and Proportions Recognize and Represent Proportional Relationships Unit Price Using Proportions Solving for Percents Calculating Percents Ratios & Rates Estimating Percentages Proportional Linear Equations Ch.3 – Number System Irrational Numbers on a Number Line Rational Numbers on a Number Line Operations on Integers Irrational Numbers on a Number Line Multiple Representations of Numbers Integers: Multiplication and Division Addition and Subtraction Absolute Value Integers: Addition and Subtraction Multiplying and Dividing with Exponents Ch.4 – Expressions and Equations Factor Expressions Using the GCF Estimating Percentages Writing Algebraic Expressions Algebraic Patterns Translating Verbal Expressions Evaluate Expressions with Rational Numbers Solving Two-Step Equations with Fractions and Decimals Areas of Compound Figures Graphs and Tables Adding and Subtracting Monomials Polynomials Ch.5 – Exponents: Scientific Notation Comparing Data by Graph Shape Compare Summary Statistics Probability of Dependent or Independent Events Predicting Outcomes of Experiments Biased Data Inequalities Experimental Probability Comparing Outcomes to Predictions Formulate Conclusions Based on Graphs Finding All Possible Combinations Range Predicting Outcomes Conditional Probability Comparing Results Interpreting Graphs Predicting Results Sample Space Tree Diagrams Experiment Results as Fractions and Ratios Theoretical Probability