# Math  • ## Department Chair: Stephen Merkel

#### Department Goals/Curriculum

The math department teaches various levels of math to meet the needs of every student.  These levels include grade-level, pre-algebra, algebra 1, and high school geometry. We provide a great math experience that prepares all students for high school and beyond.

#### Topics Covered

6th grade: Area, Ratios, Unit Rate and Percentages, Dividing Fractions, Base Ten Arithmetic, Expressions and Equations, Rational Numbers, and Data Sets and Distributions.

7th grade: Scale Drawing, Proportional relationships, Circles, Percentages, Rational Numbers and Arithmetic, Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities, Angles, Triangles, and Prisms, and Probability and Sampling.

8th Grade: Rigid Transformations, Dilations and Similarity, Linear Relationships, Linear Equations and Systems, Functions and Volume, Associations in Data, Exponents and Scientific Notation, Pythagorean Theorem and Irrational Numbers.

Algebra 1: Graphing and Writing Linear Equations, Writing and Graphing Linear Inequalities, Linear Systems, Exponents and Exponential Equations, Polynomials, Irrational Numbers, and Quadratic Equations.

Geometry: Points, Lines, Planes, and Angles, Parallel Lines and Planes, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Similar Polygons, Right Triangles and Trigonometry, Circles, Volume of Solids, Coordinate Geometry.