BLMS Math Department

In all mathematics courses, the Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content
standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their
ability to make sense of problem situations.

Math 6 Common Core

This course begins the transition from the heavy emphasis on number and operations at the elementary school level towards
a more formalized understanding of mathematics that occurs at the high school level. Students connect previous knowledge
of multiplication, division, and fractions to ratios and proportional relationships; extend previous understanding of the number
system and operations to fractions and negative numbers; apply and extend previous understandings of the number line
to plot coordinate pairs on a Cartesian plane; formalize algebraic thinking into algebraic expressions and equations; apply
their previous knowledge of geometry in real-world and mathematics situations; and begin to develop understanding of
statistical variability and distributions.

Math 7 Common Core

This course continues the trajectory towards a more formalized understanding of mathematics that occurs at the high school
level that began in Math 6 Common Core. Students extend ratio reasoning to analyze proportional relationships and solve
real-world and mathematical problems; extend previous understanding of the number system and operations to perform
operations using all rational numbers; apply properties of operations in the context of algebraic expressions and equations;
draw, construct, describe, and analyze geometrical figures and the relationships between them; apply understandings of
statistical variability and distributions by using random sampling, making inferences, and investigating chance processes
and probability models. Math 8 Common Core

This course continues the trajectory towards a more formalized understanding of mathematics that occurs at the high school
level that was begun in Math 6 and 7 Common Core. Students extend their understanding of rational numbers to develop an
understanding of irrational numbers; connect ratio and proportional reasoning to lines and linear functions; define, evaluate,
compare, and model with functions; build understanding of congruence and similarity; understand and apply the Pythagorean
Theorem; and extend their understanding of statistics and probability by investigating patterns of association in bivariate data.