# Math

## CURRICULUM

The Corte Madera Math curriculum is developed based on California State Standards, in alignment with PVSD's goals and priorities. All of our students are provided with a high-quality program that motivates, engages, and challenges them to be critical thinkers and problem solvers.

## 6th Grade Math 6

In the Math 6 class, we delve deeper into many of the concepts that were touched on in 4th or 5th grades such as powers and exponents, numerical expressions, one and two-step equations, inequalities, order of operations, and so much more. They are also introduced to new concepts such as statistics and probability, rates and ratios, algebraic expressions, and integers. Students are also provided ample opportunities to sharpen their number sense by working on real-life word problems. Math 6 follows the State Standards set in the Big Ideas Math Course 1 Book.

Textbook used: Big Ideas Math California Course 1

## 6th Grade Math 6+

The 6+ curriculum prepares students for future, more in-depth mathematics courses. The Big Ideas Math program addresses the Common Core California State Standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practice. We will work through the Course 1 book and, after that, begin work on 7th Grade Topics in preparation for the 7+ class. This class covers a wide range of mathematics topics, focused on mathematics that will prepare them for Algebra 1 in 8th Grade and Geometry and beyond in High School.

Textbook used: Big Ideas Math California Course 1

## 6th Grade 6 Advanced

The course covers the most important elements of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math over 20 chapters to prepare students for Algebra 1 in 7th grade. The course moves at a very quick pace, often covering two lessons in a single day. Independent learning, participation, and daily homework completion are all expectations of the course. Since the textbook primarily covers skills, problem solving type problems will be added in as enrichment.

Textbooks used: Big Ideas Math Advanced Vol 1 & 2

link to Volume 1, link to volume 2

## 7th Grade Math 7

The Math 7 curriculum prepares students for future, more in-depth mathematics courses. The Big Ideas Math program addresses the Common Core California State Standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practice. We will work through the Course 2 Textbook. This class covers a wide range of mathematics topics, focused on mathematics that will prepare them for 8th Grade Math, Algebra 1 in 9th Grade, Geometry, and beyond.

Textbook used: Big Ideas Math Course 2

## 7th Grade Math 7+

In the Accelerated Math 7 class, both 7th and 8th grade curriculum are covered in order to prepare the students for Algebra next year. The 7th-grade curriculum includes a rigorous study of operations using rational numbers, solving multi-step linear equations as wells as linear inequalities, percents, mark ups and mark downs, scale drawing, and much more. The 8th-grade curriculum introduces the students to graphing functions. Students will write and graph linear equations, learn about exponent rules, Pythagorean Theorem, and volume and surface area of various 3-dimensional shapes. This fast-paced class well prepares students for challenges of Algebra.

Textbook used: Big Ideas Math Course 2 Accelerated

## 7th Grade Algebra 1

Algebra is the foundation for high school and college level mathematics and most science courses. It is the bridge from the concrete to the abstract study of mathematics. My objective is to provide all the necessary tools for the students so that they can be successful in these future classes. The course moves very quickly with at least one new topic per day and we are required to finish the entire course so that students are prepared for geometry.

Textbook used: Big Ideas Math Algebra 1 link to textbook

## 8th Grade Math 8

This class covers a wide range of topics in mathematics, focused on mathematics that will prepare them for Algebra 1 and Geometry in High School.

Textbook used: Big Ideas Math Course 3

## 8th Grade Algebra 1

Algebra is the foundation for high school and college level mathematics and most science courses. It is the bridge from the concrete to the abstract study of mathematics. My objective is to provide all the necessary tools for the students so that they can be successful in these future classes. The course moves very quickly with at least one new topic per day and we are required to finish the entire course so that students are prepared for geometry.

Textbook used: Big Ideas Math Algebra 1 link to textbook

## 8th Grade Geometry

Geometry, one of the oldest branches of mathematics that focuses on the measurement and relationship of lines, angles, surfaces, solids, and points. The purpose of learning Geometry is two-fold. First, to help students with the visual aspects of mathematics. The course teaches students to create and manipulate two and three-dimensional shapes in order to gather or find information. Second, proofs teach students to follow a series of logical steps and reasoning in order to arrive at a conclusion. To say that Geometry is one of the most challenging math classes in middle school as well as high school is not an understatement.

Textbook used: Big Ideas Math Geometry

##### Useful Links

Desmos Scientific & Graphing Calculator

Woodside High School 23-24 Math Pathways & Prezi

Presentation: PVSD Grades 6-8 Math Pathways Spring 2015

Math Pathways & Placement Information

Pathways One Pager

Woodside High School Math Department

Math Pathways at Woodside High School

## Mathematics Teacher Directory

#### Denise White ✉

dwhite@pvsd.net

Math 6+

Math 7 CC

Math 8 CC

#### Azadeh Malek ✉

amalek@pvsd.net

Math 6

Math 7+

Geometry

#### Rupal Sutaria ✉

rsutaria@pvsd.net

Math 6 Adv

7th Algebra 1

8th Algebra 1