Math

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Math classes at WMS follow the Common Core curriculum. View the Common Core State Math Standards.


6th Grade Math (MS Math 1)

At WMS, in Grade 6, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.


7th Grade Math (MS Math 2)

At WMS, in Grade 7, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.


8th Grade Math (MS Math 3)

At WMS, in Grade 8, instructional time should focus on three critical areas: (1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.


Algebra 1

At WMS, Algebra 1 is a high school level class intended for students that are ready for advanced math. Students may be enrolled if they have excelled on standardized tests and the 7th/8th Compressed math class.

Geometry

At WMS, Geometry is a high school level class for students who have shown mastery in Algebra 1. The curriculum begins with units on statistics and probability, followed by the study of geometry focusing on traditional, transformational and coordinate proof.