Pre Algebra 6C
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, and probability, 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 do numbers drive your life?
How do you know when an answer is reasonable?
How can you use math to model real life situations?
How can you find an alternative solution when you don’t get your desired outcome?
How can you use math tools and technology to solve problems?
Course Academic Vocabulary:
term, factor, divisor, dividend, quotient, product, solution, sum, difference, numerator, denominator, reciprocal, evaluate, simplify, rational, equation, expression, irrational, integer, natural number, whole number, function, opposite, inverse, absolute value, coefficient, power, base, exponent, prime, composite, GCF (greatest common factor), LCM (least common multiple), multiple, terminating, repeating, mean, median, mode, range, equivalent, simplify, commutative, associative, distributive, identity, value, quantity of, divided by, added to, subtracted from, multiplied by
Course Units / Topics of Study:
Number Sense, Patterns, and Algebraic Thinking
Measurement and Statistics
Number Patterns and Fractions
Ratios, Proportions, and Percents
Geometric Figures and Measurement