# Registration guides Middle School registration guide 2023-24 | Page 13

Mathematics Courses
Students performing below grade level in mathematics may be assigned to additional mathematics support courses .
Middle School PreAlgebra 6 [ full year ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : District Placement Process Intended Audience : Grade 6 Major Outcomes :
• Problem solving and reasoning skills .
• Fractions , decimals , percents .
• Readiness for algebra concepts : equations , expressions , ratios , and rates .
• Data representations , probability and statistics .
• 2- and 3-Dimensional figures . Instructional Focus : Instruction presented in a variety of ways , including use of manipulatives , discovery , small and large group discussions .
Intermediate PreAlgebra 7 [ full year ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : District Placement Process Intended Audience : Grade 7 Major Outcomes :
• Application of integers , fractions , decimals and percents .
• Evaluate expressions and solve one-step equations with variables and rational numbers .
• Proportional reasoning .
• Applications of probability and data representation .
• 2- and 3-Dimensional figures . Instructional Focus : Instruction presented in a variety of ways , including large group discussion and active participation . Middle School Algebra 8 [ full year ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : District Placement Process Intended Audience : Grade 8 , [ Accelerated Grade 6 and 7 ] Major Outcomes :
• Solution of equations
• Linear functions
• Properties of exponents Instructional Focus : Instruction presented in a variety of ways , including use of manipulatives , discovery and small and large group discussions .
Honors HS Intermediate Algebra [ full year ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Middle School Algebra Intended Audience : Accelerated Grades 7 and 8 Credit : 1.0 high school credit earned with passing grade * Major Outcomes : This course continues the extensive , connected , and applied study of mathematics from previous courses . Emphasis is on the development of multiple strategies to solve problems and to recognize multiple ways of understanding concepts , especially as it pertains to quadratic and exponential functions . It has strong threads woven throughout the course focusing on multiple representations , justifying thinking , and communicating the meaning of a solution . The topics covered in the course are :
• Functions , Linear Relationships
• Simplifying and Solving
• Sequences
• Modeling Two-Variable Data
• Exponential Functions
• Solving Quadratic and Inequalities Instructional Focus : Instruction presented in a variety of ways ; some hands-on activities and the use of a graphing calculator .
Honors HS Geometry [ full year ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Honors HS Intermediate Algebra Intended Audience : Grade 8 Credit : 1.0 high school credit earned with passing grade * Major Outcomes : This course continues the extensive , connected , and applied study of mathematics from previous courses . It has strong threads woven throughout the course focusing on multiple representations , justifying thinking , and communicating the meaning of a solution . The topics covered in the course are :
• Shapes and Transformations
• Angles and Measurement
• Justification and Similarity
• Congruent Triangles
• Polygons and Circles
• Solids and Constructions
• Circles and Conditional Probability
• Solids and Circles Instructional Focus : Instruction presented in a variety of ways ; some hands-on activities , and more in-depth study of content . * Offered as high school credit ; grades from this high school course may be reflected on high school transcript .
Honors Advanced Mathematics [ full year ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : District Placement Process Credit : Credit will vary depending upon the mathematics completed * Intended Audience : Grades 7 and 8 ; designed for students who are mathematically gifted and perform significantly above grade level Major Outcomes :
• Become proficient problem solvers using a variety of strategies .
• Apply appropriate mathematical skills to real world situations .
• Effectively communicate mathematical learning .
Instructional Focus : Individually paced instruction with a variety of instructional strategies . * Offered as high school credit ; grades from this high school course may be reflected on high school transcript .
Music Courses
Band 6 [ elective , every other day ] Intended Audience : Grade 6 Major Outcomes :
• Learn the beginning elements of playing a band instrument .
• Produce a characteristic tone and perform in an ensemble .
Projects / Activities : Perform in concerts and independent practice . Instructional Focus : Group instruction .
Beginning Band 7 [ elective , every other day ] Intended Audience : Grade 7 students who did not take band in grade 6 Major Outcomes :
• Learn the beginning elements of playing a band instrument .
• Produce a characteristic tone and perform in an ensemble .
Projects / Activities : Perform in concerts and independent practice . Instructional Focus : Group instruction . Instructional Sequence : Upon completion of course , students would enroll in grade 8 band .
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