# Mathematics - Middle School

## Grade 5

The 5^{th} grade math class meets daily with the Middle School Math Instructor. Topics in fifth grade include: working with fractions and decimals, number theory, measurement, geometry, percent, and graphing and statistics. Students begin each class with a spiral review warm-up in order to keep all topics fresh.

Students in the 5^{th} grade are invited to participate in the Christian Brothers Math Invitational.

## Grade 6

The 6^{th} grade math classes meet daily for instruction. The class is split in 2 groups to accommodate the needs of all learners. Textbook resources are supplemented by a variety of materials in order to reinforce key concepts and, in some cases, to add more depth to other skill areas.

Main Topics:

- Number patterns and fractions
- Factoring
- Fraction and decimal operations
- Integers
- Evaluating simple algebraic expressions and equations
- Ratios and proportions
- Percents
- Analyzing and interpreting data
- Probability
- Geometric figures
- Measurement and area
- Surface area and volume
- Graphing on the coordinate plane

Students in the 6^{th} grade are invited to participate in the Christian Brothers Math Invitational.

## Grade 7

The 7^{th} grade math classes meet daily for instruction. The class is split in 2 groups to accommodate the needs of all learners. Textbook resources are supplemented by a variety of materials in order to reinforce key concepts and, in some cases, to add more depth to other skill areas.

Main Topics:

- Integer operations
- Mathematical properties
- Fraction, decimals and percents including operations, problem-solving and relationships
- Calculating interest and percent application problems
- Exponents and square roots
- Solving 2-step equations and inequalities
- Linear equations and graphs
- Pythagorean Theorem
- Measurement of planar figures
- Geometry, including area, congruence, surface area and volume
- Data displays
- Polynomials preview

Students in the 7^{th} grade are invited to participate in the Christian Brothers Math Invitational.

## Grade 8

The 8^{th} grade math class meets daily for Algebra instruction. Textbook resources are supplemented by a variety of materials in order to reinforce key concepts and, in some cases, to add more depth to other skill areas. Review of key pre-algebra fundamentals is on-going.

Main Topics:

- Integer operations
- Order of operations
- Problem solving
- Mathematical properties
- Solving expressions, equations, and inequalities
- Linear equations and graphs
- Systems of equations and inequalities
- Exponents and radicals
- Polynomials and factoring
- Quadratic equations and functions
- Pythagorean Theorem
- Probability
- Rational expressions and equations