# Math

**Stanley Mathematics Department**

**COURSE OVERVIEWS**

**Course 1**

Course 1 is a rigorous 6th grade mathematics class that covers 100% of the 6th grade California Common Core Standards for Mathematics. Students’ performance throughout Course 1 will be used in determining progression to Course 2 or Course 2/3A in 7th grade. Key areas of focus in Course 1 include:

- Developing an understanding of ratio and rate and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems
- Extending the notion of the number system to include rational numbers
- Writing, interpreting and using numeric and algebraic expressions and equations
- Working with two- and three- dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area and volume
- Developing an understanding of statistical thinking

**Course 2**

Course 2 is a rigorous 7th grade mathematics class that covers 100% of the 7th grade California Common Core Standards for Mathematics. Students successfully completing Course 2 will progress to Course 3. Key areas of focus in Course 2 include:

- Developing an understanding of and applying proportional relationships
- Developing an understanding of operations with rational numbers
- Working with algebraic expressions and linear equations
- Creating informal geometric constructions
- Working with two- and three- dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area and volume
- Drawing inferences about populations based on data samples.

**Course 2/3A**

Course 2/3A is a highly accelerated (fast-paced) class in which 100% of the 7th grade California Common Core Standards for Mathematics will be covered in addition to 50% of the 8th grade California Common Core Standards for Mathematics. Students successfully completing Course 2/3A will progress to Course 3B/Algebra1.

**Course 3**

Course 3 is a rigorous 8th grade mathematics class that covers 100% of the 8th grade California Common Core Standards for Mathematics. Students successfully completing Course 3 will progress to Algebra 1. Key areas of focus in Course 3 include:

- Formulating and reasoning about algebraic expressions and equations
- Modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation
- Solving linear equations and systems of linear equations
- Grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships
- Analyzing two- and three- dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity and congruence (including using transformations of translations, rotations, reflections and dilations)
- Understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem

**3B/Algebra 1**

Course 3B/Algebra is a highly accelerated (fast-paced) class in which 100% of the High School Algebra Standards will be covered in addition to 50% of the 8th grade California Common Core Standards for Mathematics. Students successfully completing Course 3B/Algebra will progress to Geometry.

California Algebra 1, McDougal Littel.

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**Math Department Faculty**

Peter Agnost | Course 2, Coding |

Allen Amusin | Course 1, Course 3 |

Don Davis | Course 1, Course 2, C2 Support |

Michelle Giles | Course 3B/Algebra, C3 Support |

Diana Godfrey | Course 1, Course 2/3A |

Linda Mara | Course 3B/Algebra, Course 3 |

Lilian McGlothlen | Course 2/3A, Course 3, Dept. Chair |

Liz Swerling | Course 1, Math Elective |

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