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Mathematics

The focus in Middle School Mathematics Global Village over three years is based on the Colorado Academic Standards for Mathematics. The four domains are 1. Number Sense, Properties, and Operations; 2. Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Structures; 3. Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability; and 4. Shape, Dimension, and Geometric Relationships. Global Village uses Singapore Math which is aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards for Mathematics. The mathematics focus by grade is as follows:

Sixth Grade

  1.  Connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems;
  2.  Completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers;
  3.  Writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and
  4.  Developing understanding of statistical thinking.

Seventh Grade

  1.  Developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships;
  2.  Developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations;
  3.  Solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and
  4. Drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

Eighth Grade

  1. Formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations;
  2. Grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; and
  3. Analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.