Students take one of the following courses as determined by the Mathematics Department after considering available grades and evaluations from their 7th grade work.
All courses are taught through the MYP lens, working to promote inquiry and application, and helping students become better communicators and problem solvers.
Introduction to Integrated Math
This course is a standard 8th grade mathematics course. Algebra topics include linear expressions and equations and inequalities, an introduction to functions, writing and graphing linear equations, exponents, and scientific notation. Additionally, geometry (transformations, angle relationships, triangles, circles and similar solids) and data analysis (scatter plots, lines of best fit and data displays) are covered in this course. The main text for this course is Big Ideas Math: Advanced 2.
Integrated Math 1
This course is designed for students who are ready for the study of high school level mathematics. Topics include solving linear equations and inequalities, graphing and writing linear functions, and systems of linear equations. Students also apply basic geometric terminology and reasoning skills to the topics of parallel lines, transformations, congruent triangles, and relationships within triangles. This course ends with the study of probability. The course has two main texts, Big Ideas Math: Algebra 1 and Big Ideas Math: Geometry.
Integrated Math 2
This course is designed for students who successfully completed Integrated Math 1 and are ready to continue their study of high school mathematics. Students further their study of algebra by studying non-linear relationships such as exponential functions and sequences, polynomial equations and factoring, quadratic functions and equations, and radical functions and equations. Students also continue their study of geometry with quadrilaterals and other polygons, similarity, right triangles and trigonometry, circles, and circumference, area and volume. The course ends with a study of data analysis and displays. The course has two main texts, Big Ideas Math: Algebra 1 and Big Ideas Math: Geometry.
Participation in the American Mathematics Competitions is expected of Middle School students in this advanced pathway.