## Math 2

**Course Description:**The

*Math 2*curriculum in the Healy Gifted Program bridges the requirements of the students in Grade 6 to be prepared for Algebra in Grade 8. Through exercises and problem solving, the students will be required to master topics in expressions and equations, geometry, the number system, and ratios and proportional relationships. Supplemental materials are used to fulfill the requirements of the Common Core Standards.

**Text:**

*Holt Middle School Math 2,*Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2004. ISBN: 0-03-065054-2

Topics A
Expressions and Equations Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions. Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities. Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables. Geometry Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume. The Number System Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions. Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers. Ratios & Proportional Relationships Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems. |
Topics B
Expressions and Equations Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. Solve real-life mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations. Geometry Draw, construct, and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationship between them. Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume. The Number System Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply and divide rational numbers. Ratios & Proportional Relationships Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems. |

## Student Expectations

Students will have a math notebook, graph paper, pencils, and a highlighter. Scientific calculators (TX-30) and graphing calculators (TI-84) will be available for in-class use. For testing purposes, only up to TX-30's will be allowed. All class work is to be completed in their math notebooks. The notebooks will be collected semi-quarterly for notes and completed class work. The teacher will check class work everyday and stamp the page for the concept’s mastery. All homework, quizzes, and tests are done on graph paper. Answers will be highlighted. Homework is assigned daily. No credit is given for late work. As for the classroom community, students are to work in cooperative settings and take personal responsibility for their individual learning.