The WGMS mathematics program progresses from higher elementary mathematics through Pre-Algebra to Algebra I. The curriculum encompasses comprehension and practical applications. The use of hands-on activities, calculators and computers add variety and enjoyment to the mathematics classroom. All students take high school equivalent Algebra I and may receive High School credit. Students have the opportunity to advance to Geometry and Algebra II if they show high achievement. Computers add variety and enjoyment to the mathematics classroom.
Students study addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, positive fractions, and positive decimals. Instruction is also given in ratios, proportions, percentages, probability, logic and statistics. Through a variety of activities, students are also exposed to estimating, measurement, geometry and graphing. This course is aligned with the California Common Core State standards.
Accelerated Math 6
The Accelerated math 6 course combines all content from Math 6, Math 7 and part of Math 8 into a single year at 6th grade. This rigorous course prepares students to take Algebra in 7th grade and is the pathway to 8th grade high school Geometry. This course is aligned with the California Common Core State Standards.
This course reinforces mathematical skills taught in the grade six classes with additional advanced computation including an emphasis on Algebraic concepts. Students study fractions, decimals, percents, positive and negative integers and rational numbers. They become more proficient in using ratios, proportions and solving algebraic equations. Students continue to practice using math skills to solve word problems and to think creatively and analytically. This course is aligned with the California Common Core State Standards.
Accelerated Math 7
The Accelerated Math 7 course combines all Math 7 content and about half of the Math 8 content into a single year at 7th grade. This rigorous course prepares students to take Algebra in 8th grade. This course is aligned with the California Common Core State Standards.
Through the study of Algebra, students develop an understanding of the symbolic language of mathematics and the sciences. In addition, algebraic skills and concepts are developed and used in a wide variety of problem-solving situations. The first course in Algebra involves understanding, writing, solving, and graphing linear and quadratic equations, including systems of two linear equations in two unknowns. Students will also become comfortable with operations involving monomial and polynomial expressions, functions, relations and the basic rules of exponents.
The geometry skills and concepts developed in this course are useful to all students. Aside from learning these skills and concepts, students will develop their ability to construct formal, logical arguments and proofs in geometric settings and problems. Starting with undefined terms and axioms, students learn to establish the validity of other assertions through logical deduction. This course’s emphasis is plane or Euclidean geometry, however coordinated and three-dimensional geometry are also explored. In this course, students begin to see how algebraic concepts add a new dimension to the understanding of geometry and conversely, how Geometry gives substance to Algebra.
Below is a list of WGMS Math teachers. Also, click on Teacher Web Pages to learn more about our teachers and the classes they teach.
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