# 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

The Math 6 class delves deep into foundational math concepts while introducing students to new areas like statistics, probability, and algebraic equations. Building on what was learned in the 4th and 5th grades, students tackle more complex topics such as powers, exponents, numerical expressions, and inequalities. Students are also provided ample opportunities to sharpen their number sense by working on real-life word problems. Math 6 follows the State Standards in the Big Ideas Math Course 1 Book and ensures students are well-prepared for future mathematical challenges.

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 begin work on 7th Grade Topics in preparation for the 7+ class in the Spring. 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 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 30 minutes of daily homework completion are all expectations of the course. Since the textbook primarily covers skills, problem solving and challenge 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+

The Accelerated Math 7 class delves deep into the 7th and 8th-grade math curricula. The 7th-grade curriculum includes a rigorous study of operations using rational numbers, solving multi-step linear equations as well as linear inequalities, percents, markups/markdowns, scale drawing, and much more. The 8th-grade curriculum enables the students to build a strong foundation in preparation for Algebra. Students will write and graph linear equations, and learn about exponent rules, the Pythagorean Theorem, and the volume and surface area of various 3-dimensional shapes. The fast pace also helps prepare the students for more complex mathematical challenges in Algebra and beyond.

Textbook used: Big Ideas Math Course 2 Accelerated

## 7th Grade Algebra 1

Algebra is the foundation for high school and college level mathematics and science courses. It is the bridge from the concrete to the abstract study of mathematics. This course prepares students for future advanced level math and science courses, thus problem solving and problems with application and rigor are regularly assigned. The course moves very quickly with at least one lesson per day. 30 minutes of homework plus math competition type problems can be expected nightly.

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 math and science courses. It is the bridge from the concrete to the abstract study of mathematics. Students should expect one new lesson per day, 30 minutes of nightly homework, and ample problem solving and application problems.

Textbook used: Big Ideas Math Algebra 1 link to textbook

## 8th Grade Geometry

Geometry, one of the oldest branches of mathematics focuses on the study of lines, angles, surfaces, solids, and points. Its purpose goes beyond understanding shapes—it develops students' visual reasoning skills and enhances their ability to manipulate two- and three-dimensional objects to gather information. The introduction to proofs is particularly valuable, teaching students the importance of logical thinking and step-by-step reasoning to reach conclusions. Given its complexity and the new way of thinking it requires, Geometry is rightly considered one of the most challenging yet rewarding courses in both middle and high school.

Textbook used: Big Ideas Math Geometry

##### Useful Links

## 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