 #### Math

Ms. Anita Schmuecker

In grade 6, instructional time will be focused on four critical areas:

1. Connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems.

2. Completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers.

3. Writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations.

4. Developing understanding of statistical thinking.

In grade 7, instructional time will be focused on four critical areas:

1. Developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships.

2. Developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations.

3. Solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

4. Drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

In grade 8, instructional time should focus on three critical areas:

1. Formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bi-variate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations.

2. Grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships.

3. Analyzing two-and three-dimensional space figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

Middle School Math uses the Oregon Focus math series and other resources for its curriculum.