Advanced Math Courses

Advanced Math Courses

We expanded our math course options in Grades 7-8 to increase opportunities for students. We added one accelerated course to Grade 7 Pre-Algebra and one Grade 8 Accelerated Algebra plus one Grade 8 Honors Algebra. These courses are a direct response to student success and achievement along with parent feedback that we’ve received in the first few years of our middle level program.

 

StMCS 7th and 8th Grade Mathematics Course Descriptions 

7th Grade Pre-Algebra 
Pre-Requisite: Successful Completion of 6th Grade Math
This course is guided by The Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in Mathematics that were revised in 2007. The course includes the study of Number Sense with basic introduction to the following topics: Data Analysis, Probability, Statistics, Algebra, and Geometry. 

7th Grade Accelerated Pre-Algebra
Pre-Requisite: Successful Completion of 6th Grade Math with Teacher Recommendation 
This course is guided by The Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in Mathematics that were revised in 2007. The course includes the study of Number Sense with an introduction to the following topics: Data Analysis, Probability, Statistics, Algebra, and Geometry. This course includes advanced study in select topics along with an accelerated pace.  Students placed in this course have consistently held an above average grade in mathematics and are expected to be responsible and motivated to learn.  

8th Grade Algebra 
Pre-Requisite: Successful Completion of 7th Grade Math
This course is guided by The Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in Mathematics that were revised in 2007.  The course includes the study of linear equations in one and two variables, graphing linear functions, systems of equations, properties of exponents, and an introduction to coordinate geometry. 

8th Grade Accelerated Algebra 
Pre-Requisite: Successful Completion of Accelerated 7th Grade Math or 7th Grade Math with teacher recommendation.
This course is guided by The Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in Mathematics that were revised in 2007.  The course includes the study of linear equations in one and two variables, graphing linear functions, systems of equations, properties of exponents, graphing exponential functions, properties of polynomials, solving and graphing quadratic functions, and an introduction to coordinate geometry. This course includes advanced study in select topics along with an accelerated pace.  Students placed in this course have consistently held an above average grade in mathematics and are expected to be responsible and motivated to learn. 

8th Grade Honors Algebra
Pre-Requisite: Successful Completion of Accelerated 7th Grade Math with teacher recommendation.
This course is guided by The Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in Mathematics that were revised in 2007.  The course includes the study of linear equations in one and two variables, graphing linear functions, systems of equations, properties of exponents, graphing exponential functions, properties of polynomials, solving and graphing quadratic functions, an introduction to coordinate geometry, and introduction to probability and statistics. This course includes advanced study in select topics along with an accelerated pace.  Students placed in this course have consistently held an above average grade in mathematics and are expected to be responsible and motivated to learn. 

*A placement in 7th grade does not guarantee the same type of placement in 8th grade.  Students math ability, work ethic, and effort all play a part in placement each year.