Grade 7 Math focuses on four critical areas: 1) developing understanding and applying proportional relationships; 2) operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; 3) solving problems involving scale drawings, geometric constructions, surface area and volume; and 4) drawing inferences about populations. The units of study include ratios and proportional relationships, the number system with a focus on operations with integers, expressions and equations, geometry, and statistics and probability.
Grade 8 Math focuses on 3 critical areas: 1) applying equations in one and two variables; 2) understanding functions and using them to describe quantitative relationships; and 3) understanding and applying concepts of similarity and congruence. The units of study include the number system with a focus on real numbers, expressions and equations in both 1 and 2 variables, geometry and statistics and probability.
Algebra I Common Core Curriculum
Saint Mark School offers an accelerated study of Algebra I, Common Core for mathematically talented and dedicated Eighth Grade students. Students who are accepted into this course will culminate their intense two semesters of learning by taking the New York State Common Core Algebra I Regents Exam in June of their Eighth Grade year.
In this course, the students will learn the technology of using a Graphing Calculator as well as participate in extended lessons incorporating material from a variety of Algebra sites with their Chrome Books.
Topics that the students will address include: Functions, Linear Functions, Linear Inequalities, Systems of Linear Equations, Systems of Inequalities, Exponential functions, Quadratic Equations, Quadratic Functions and Problem Solving with Quadratics, Geometry, Radical Functions and finally end their study with Statistics and Probability.
We are pleased to say that our students are very successful on the Regents Exam and the high schools that they move on to speak highly of the knowledge, skills and comprehension that our graduates bring with them as they study second year high school Math as Freshmen.