Pre Algebra 6A
The math curriculum reflects the standards of the National Council of the Teachers of Mathematics and the Illinois Learning Standards. Areas covered include patterns, number sense and algebraic thinking, decimal and fraction operations, data and statistics, integers, geometry, ratios and proportions, percents, probability, variables and equations, with an emphasis on transferring knowledge into a variety of contexts.
Mathematics can help us make more informed decisions, work efficiently, solve problems, and appreciate its relevance in the world around us. Geometric methods can help us to make connections and draw conclusions from the world. Functions and number operations play fundamental roles in helping us to make sense of the world. Using prior knowledge, appropriate technology, and logical thinking, we can analyze data and effectively communicate the reasonableness of solutions. Multiple mathematical approaches and strategies can be used to reach a desired outcome.
Algebraic models and graphical representations are tools that can help us make meaningful connections to solve real-world situations.
How does understanding the relationship between numbers help you solve everyday problems?
How do you know when an answer is reasonable?
How can you use math to model real life situations?
How can you apply multiple strategies to arrive at the same solution?
Course Academic Vocabulary:
absolute value, adjacent, alternate interior angles, associative, base, coefficient, commutative, congruent, coordinate plane, distributive, dividend, divisor, equation, equivalent, evaluate, exponent, expression, factor, function, GCF (greatest common factor), hypotenuse, identity, integer, inverse, irrational, LCM, like terms, mean, median, mode, monomial, multiple, opposite, order of operations, percent, power, product, proportion, radical, range, ratio, rational, reciprocal, repeating, simplify, slope, solution, square root, term, terminating, value, variable
Course Units / Topics of Study:
Equations, Inequalities, and Functions
Measurement and Area, Surface Area and Volume Geometric Figures
Number Patterns and Fractions
Number Sense, Patterns, and Algebraic Thinking