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Sixth graders begin the year with a decimal unit. This is really two units in one. We will start with some basic concepts such as place value, and rounding. We will then review computation, a skill that was introduced in fourth grade and covered again last year. The second part of the unit covers concepts such as metric conversion and even an introduction to integers. It is a long unit but it sets a very solid foundation for what is to come.
Seventh grade begins with a study of geometry with a focus on measurements. We will be area, perimeter, circumference, volume and surface area. Square roots and Pythagorean Theorem also make their way into the conversation. Some heady material indeed to start the year. Seventh grade math is not for the faint of heart but I am positive that our students will experience tons of success.
Eighth grade gets a break early with a chapter on percentages. It is a nice way to ease into the school year. This chapter refreshes some old skills and introduces some new concepts that can make an old subject rather challenging.
Let the math begin!