 Linden Avenue Middle School
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Course DescriptionsMath Academic Intervention Services (AIS)Classes provide students with additional instruction time and assistance to improve math skills and lead to success in math class. AIS provides a small group instructional setting to supplement the regular classroom program.Students will develop the ability to solve problems that arise in mathematics and in other contexts through the application of proof and reasoning tools along with the understanding of how mathematical ideas interconnect and build on one another. Students will develop their communications skills and learn how to use the language of math to express their ideas precisely. Classes investigate and explore topics including:
 Number Operations: Number systems & theory, operations and estimation

Algebra: Variables & expressions, evaluating formulas and solving equations and inequalities

Geometry: Determining area, surface area & volume using the Pythagorean Theorem and other tools

Measurement: Converting within customary and metric systems, develop estimation skills

Probability: Predicting the outcome of an experiment

Statistics: Collection and analysis of data sets
Building on Math 7, students learn to apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to enhance their problem solving abilities. Students will be able to logically evaluate various solution methods of reasoning. Math 8 continues to foster the ability to recognize and apply math concepts in other disciplines. There is a focus on clearly and coherently communicating mathematical thinking in multiple forms. Classes investigate and explore topics including:
Number Operations: Positive & negative exponents and advanced percentage manipulation

Algebra: Monomial & polynomial expressions, solving multistep equations & inequalities, using functions

Geometry: Determining geometric relationships and transformations, coordinate geometry and graphing of lines & parabolas

Measurement: Solving equations within customary and metric systems and conversions between systems
Students will continue expanding their mathematical reasoning ability when solving more complex problems. Classes investigate and explore topics including:
Number Operations: Identify & apply real number properties, absolute value concepts, simplify radical terms, solve problems of proportionality & direct variation

Algebra: Distinguish between algebraic expressions and equations, solve problems requiring the use of linear & quadratic equations, solve problems of exponential growth & decay, manipulate polynomial and monomial expressions, factor the difference of two perfect squares, use set builder notation, use trigonometric functions to solve triangle problems

Geometry: Find the area, perimeter & volume of figures composed of polygons, circles or circle sectors. Graph linear inequalities and find the roots of a parabolic function graphically

Measurement: Calculate rates, conversions within a measurement system and relative error in a linear measure

Statistics: Identify univariate & bivariate data, utilize different measures of central tendency, construct histograms and other data plots, determine the line of best fit, identify independent & dependent variables, understand the difference between correlation and causation

Probability: Know the definition of conditional probability and calculate the likelihood of an event. Calculate the probability of two events when they are, and are not, mutually exclusive