## Math 3

**Course Description:**

*Math 3*covers the fundamental topics that mirror a pre-algebra curriculum. Through exercises and problem solving, the students will be required to master topics that relate functions, the number system, expressions and equations, geometry, and statistics and probability. Supplemental materials are used to fulfill the requirements of the Common Core Standards.

**Text:**

*Holt Middle School Math 3,*Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2004. ISBN: 0-03-065179-4

Topics

Functions

Define, evaluate, and compare functions.

Use functions to model relationships between quantities.

The Number System

Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers.

Expressions and Equations

Work with radicals and integer exponents.

Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.

Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.

Geometry

Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or software.

Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.

Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres.

Statistics & Probability

Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.

Functions

Define, evaluate, and compare functions.

Use functions to model relationships between quantities.

The Number System

Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers.

Expressions and Equations

Work with radicals and integer exponents.

Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.

Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.

Geometry

Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or software.

Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.

Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres.

Statistics & Probability

Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.

## 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.