Math Fundamentals 6
The course’s primary aim is to develop number-sense skills, problem-solving techniques, and the ability to recognize and describe numerical and geometric patterns and relationships. The course lays a strong foundation for Pre-Algebra, and starts students in the challenging transition from concrete arithmetic math to more abstract algebraic math. Teacher-led discussion and group work facilitate student discovery to stimulate and facilitate independent learning. Topics include: review the four operations with whole numbers (including long division); place value; rounding; decimal arithmetic; fraction operations with focus on fraction division; prime factorization; greatest common factor; least common multiple; algebraic expressions, equations, and inequalities; integers (addition and subtraction with negative numbers); graphing on the coordinate plane; area of polygons; surface area of solids using nets; volume of rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths; statistical distribution using both measures of center and variability; and more.
Note: This course uses a customized version of the highly-rated [urlnew=http://www.mathmammoth.com]Math Mammoth[/urlnew] curriculum and is offered in cooperation with Math Mammoth. This curriculum is the same one used in TPS Pre-Algebra courses, and is specifically designed to prepare a student for the Pearson math series used in TPS Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2.