Placement Criteria: Completed 5th Grade Math

Course Description: This course covers some basic uses of integers, fractions, decimals, and percents. Students will explore how to use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division for word problems, geometric applications, fractions, and decimals. A variety of number properties are developed and applied. Statistics and displays are covered including stem and leaf plots, bar graphs, circle graphs, and line graphs. Basic knowledge of ratios, proportion, and equations is learned, as well as probability, area, surface area, and volume. These topics are correlated to the Common Core State Standards of 6th grade and much of 7th grade math.

Course Outcomes:

• Analyze proportional relationships
• Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities
•  Identify the constant of proportionality (unit rate) in tables, graphs, equations, diagrams, and verbal descriptions of proportional relationships
• Apply and extend previous understanding of operations with fractions
• Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, multiply and divide rational numbers
• Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions
•  Solve one step and two- step equations and inequalities.
•  Use variables to represent quantities in a real- world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about quantities
• Apply and extend previous understandings of area, surface area and volume of two and three dimensional

Course Materials:

•  Fully charged computer with internet access at home and at school
• Textbook: Pre-transitions Mathematics- McGraw (provided by SBPS)
•  IXL account (provided by SBPS)
•  3 Ring Binder & other supplies including Grid Paper, Ruler, #2 Pencils, and Protractors (distributed in Homeroom)
•  Calculator (TI brand preferred)
• Edmodo account
• A positive attitude, smile & open mind