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Middle School Mathematics 

Students in the Ann Arbor Public Schools experience the sequence of courses shown below during the middle school grades. In doing so, they meet the Michigan K-12 Mathematics Standards targeted for grades six through eight. Further, they engage in mathematical practices that will set the foundation for Career and College Readiness.  Students may earn 0.5 or 1.0 Algebra credit and 1.0 Geometry AC credit toward high school graduation. 
 
Middle School Course Sequence
MS Math Sequence  

 

Units of Study in Middle School Courses 

Math 6

  • Factors and Multiples
  • Ratios, Rational Numbers and Equivalence
  • Understanding Fraction Operations
  • Two Dimensional Measurement
  • Computing with decimals and percents
  • Focus on Algebra
  • Statistics and Data Analysis

 

 
Grade 8 Courses   
 
Algebra 1A
  • Foundations of Algebra
  • Solving Linear Equations 
  • Solving Linear Inequalities 
  • Functions and Their Graphs 
  • Representing Linear Functions 
  • Transformational Geometry 
  • Patterns in Bivariate Data 
  • Exponents, Expressions, and Properties 
  • The Pythagorean Theorem and Real Numbers 
  • Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Upon successful completion of this course, students receive 0.5 credits for High School Algebra 1. Most students take Algebra 1B after completion of this course. Both Algebra courses include all Michigan Mathematics Curriculum Standards for Grade 8.

Math 7

  • 2 Dimensional Geometry 
  • Similarity 
  • 3 Dimensional shapes 
  • Understanding Rational Numbers 
  • Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities 
  • Proportional Relationships 
  • Probability
  • Data Distributions, Variability, & Statistics
 

 

Algebra 1AC 
  • Foundations of Algebra
  • Representing and Solving Linear Equations
  • Functions and Their Graphs
  • Transformational Geometry
  • Patterns in Bivariate Data
  • Systems of Equations and Inequalities 
  • Exponents and Exponential Functions 
  • Radicals and the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Polynomials 
  • Quadratic Functions 
  • Solving Quadratic Equations
Upon successful completion of this course,
students receive 1.0 credit for High School
Algebra 1.  Most students take Geometry AC
after completion of this course.Both Algebra courses include all Michigan Mathematics Curriculum Standards for Grade 8.
Geometry AC
  • 1A - Essentials of Geometry
  • 2A - Introduction to Proof
  • 3A - Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
  • 4A - Congruent Triangles
  • 5A - Triangle Relationships
  • 6A - Quadrilaterals
  • 7B - Similarity
  • 8B - Right Triangles and Trigonometry
  • 9B - Transformations
  • 10B - Circles
  • 11B - Length and Area
  • 12B - Surface Area and Volume of Solids 
Upon successful completion of this course, students receive 1.0 credit for High School Geometry.  Students take Algebra II or Algebra II AC after completion of this course.  
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