## BMS Math Department

Welcome to the Boonville Middle School Math Department. Our school has the SSP program. The seventh grade math classes offered are Math 7, Math 7/Advanced, and Math 7/Honors. The eighth grade math classes offered are Math 8, Math 8/Advanced, and Algebra 1/Honors.

Teachers

Mrs. Sheena Baumgart - 7th Grade

Mr. Cody Dupps - 8th Grade

Ms. Abby Ebenkamp - 8th Grade

Mrs. Carmen Wilson - 6th Grade

Mrs. Lisa Sharp - 7th Grade

Mrs. Jessica Hurley - 6th Math

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Course Descriptions

**Math 7**

Students use scientific notation and square roots. They convert between fractions and decimals. They express relationships using algebra and identify attributes of geometric shapes. They compare units of measure and use similarity to solve problems. They compute the perimeter, area, and volume of irregular geometric objects. They identify relationships among variables within a data set and use probability to make predictions about events. Students also make decisions about how to solve problems and communicate their ideas. Prerequisites: Students will be selected for this course by successful completion of the sixth grade math standards.

**Math 7/Advanced**

Students in this course will cover all of the Grade 7 standards and be introduced to some of the Pre-Algebra standards. Topics in this course include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) scientific notation and square roots, (2) convert between fractions and decimals, (3) compare units of measure and use similarity to solve problems, (4) compute the perimeter, area, and volume of irregular geometric objects, identify relationships among variable within a data set and use probability to make predictions about the events, and (5) make decisions about how to solve problems and communicate their ideas. Prerequisites: Students will be selected for this course by a selection committee.

**Math 7/Honors**

Students in this course are given the opportunity to address the Grade 7 standards and be exposed to several of the Pre-Algebra standards. (These students will move to Algebra I in their 8th grade year.) Topics in this course include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) scientific notation and square roots, (2) fractions and decimals, (3) number sense and computation, (4) algebra and functions, (5) geometry, (6) measurement, (7) data analysis, and (8) probability. Prerequisites: Students will be selected for this course by a selection committee.

**Math 8**

Students use rational numbers, irrational numbers, exponents, powers, roots, ratios, proportions, and percentages. They solve simple linear equations and inequalities. They graph functions and understand the concepts of slope and rate. They construct shapes that meet given conditions and apply geometric concepts to solve problems. They convert between units of measure and use rates and scale factors to solve problems. They collect, organize, represent, and interpret relationships in data sets that have one or more variables. Students also make decisions about how to solve problems and communicate their ideas. Prerequisites: Students will be selected for this course based on teacher recommendation.

**Math 8/Advanced**

This course provides the mathematical background, skills, and thinking processes necessary for the successful completion of Algebra at the high school level. Topics include: (1) number sense and computation, (2) algebra and functions, (3) geometry, (4) measurement, (5) data analysis and probability, and (7) problem solving. Students will learn to make precise calculations and check the validity of their results in the context of the problem. They will explore relationships with variables and further learn to communicate their mathematical ideas. Prerequisites: Students will be selected for this course based on teacher recommendations.

**Algebra I/Honors**

Algebra I provides a formal development of the algebra skills and concepts necessary for students to succeed in advanced courses. In particular, the instructional program in this course provides for the use of algebraic skills in a wide range of problem-solving situations. The concept of function is emphasized throughout the course. Topics include: (1) operations with real numbers, (2) linear equations and inequalities, (3) rela- tions and functions, (4) polynomials, (5) algebraic fractions, and (6) nonlinear equations. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Math 7/Honors course.