# Math

## Mathematics Curriculum Philosophy Statement

The Saint Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic School math curriculum strives to instill confidence in students by providing a solid foundation in fundamental mathematical skills preparing students to use the analytical concepts and mathematical reasoning necessary to perform real world problem solving. We are committed to challenging students and maintaining high academic standards.

At Saint Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic School, our math curriculum is based on the Minnesota State Standards. We have a blended approach to mathematics instruction, incorporating both the knowledge of basic facts with real world application. Teachers vary their instruction with small group work, large group instruction, use of technology, hands-on learning and leveled practice to best challenge and support all learners. On-line components of K-8 texts allow parents and students to access support tools for practice at home.

In grades K-1, the McGraw Hill My Math©2018 resources support teachers as they guide students in developing number sense and problem solving skills.

In grades 2-8, the Pearson enVisionMATH 2.0 ©2017 resources support teachers in differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students.

## Course Descriptions

Students will extend their knowledge of number and operations, algebraic thinking, measurement and data analysis.

### Math 6

Students develop skills in percentages; ratios, rates, and unit conversions; area, surface area and volume; probability; and angles. Students are introduced to the concepts of negative numbers and algebraic expressions, equations, and inequalities.

### Math 7

Students are introduced to the concept of integers and integer operations. Students learn how to solve more complex equations and inequalities, and they continue to develop their understanding of proportional reasoning. Students will study the geometric concepts of transformations, area, circumference of circles, and surface area and volume of cylinders. Students will also study data analysis and probability.

### Linear Algebra

This course is the first part of the HS Algebra I course and addresses 8th and 9th grade math standards. Students will work to develop problem solving and independent thinking skills. Students will study the linear algebra concepts of solving equations and inequalities, including absolute value equations and inequalities and compound inequalities. Students will work with linear functions and solve systems of linear equations and inequalities. Students will also study the Pythagorean Theorem.

### Non-Linear Algebra

This course is the second part of the HS Algebra I course and addresses 9th grade math standards. Students will continue to work on problem solving and independent thinking skills. Students will explore the topics of sequences, exponents and exponential functions, polynomials, factoring, radical functions and expressions, and quadratic functions and equations.

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