# Mathematics

The content of the mathematics standards is intended to support the following five process goals for students: becoming mathematical problem solvers, communicating mathematically, reasoning mathematically, making mathematical connections, and using mathematical representations to model and interpret practical situations. Practical situations include real-world problems and problems that model real-world situations.

## 7th Grade

**Math 7**

This course emphasizes skills and concepts along with a full range of topics needed for the successful study of algebra. The content supports the following five mathematical goals: problem-solving, communication, reasoning, connections, and representations. Students enrolled in Math 7 will study, investigate, apply, and predict outcomes through the study of the following content related topics: real numbers, variables and expressions; proportions and percents; geometric relationships and transformations; probability and statistics; equations and inequalities; and representing and describing relations. All students enrolled in Math 7 will take the seventh grade SOL test in the spring.

## 8th Grade

**Math 8**

In this course students will continue to increase competence and confidence in concepts fundamental to the study of Algebra I. The content supports the following five mathematical goals: problem-solving, communication, reasoning, connections, and representations. Emphasis will be on computation with integers and rational numbers, evaluating and solving variable expressions, equations, and inequalities, and representing and describing relations and functions. Geometry and statistical topics will be included along with an introduction to slope and equations in two variables.