# Mathematics

**Math Grade 6**

**MYP level 1**

**Aims and Objectives**

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a foundation for their future educational learning and an opportunity to connect universal themes within a global environment by applying math concepts and skills to real-world situations. The format of this course promotes student engagement through exploration of mathematical knowledge and makes natural connections between units of study and the global community. These connections will personalize student learning and promote habits of the mind that support the IB learner profile. Throughout the year, students will be encouraged to use “real‐life” applications of mathematical problems and become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers and communicators, principled, risk takers, balanced, caring, and reflective in their learning.

**Math Grade 7**

**MYP Aims and Objectives**

In the 7^{th} grade, students will continue their discovery of MYP Math. Our learners will understand global effects of mathematical interactions and conversions, communicate using math language, continue exploration of concepts and knowledge, and continue to learn ways to process data. Students will prepare for the math FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) which they will take in the spring. All IB units and lessons will be closely aligned with district learning and schedules and Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) in order to ensure student readiness for this examination. The aims of the Middle Years Programme in 7^{th} Grade Math are to:

- Recognize that mathematics permeates the world around us.
- Appreciate the usefulness, power, and beauty of mathematics.
- Enjoy mathematics and develop patience and persistence when solving problems.
- Understand and be able to use the language, symbols, and notation of mathematics.
- Develop mathematical curiosity and use inductive and deductive reasoning when solving problems.
- Become confident in using mathematics to analyze and solve problems both in school and in real-life situations.
- Develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to pursue further studies in mathematics.
- Develop abstract, logical, and critical thinking and the ability to reflect critically upon their work and the work of others.
- Develop a critical appreciation of the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in mathematics.
- Appreciate the international dimension of mathematics and its multicultural and historical perspectives.

**Math Grade 8**

**MYP Level 3**

**MYP Aims and Objectives**

The purpose of this course is to teach students the real-life importance and application of math and to use it in future analysis and decision-making. The course will incorporate a wide range of activities and projects to engage learners and create ownership in their learning. Projects will include personal application and evaluation of math uses, community service, and local and global awareness. Project based learning will create an in-depth understanding how mathematics is an integral part of our world and create a platform for future mathematical exploration.

Students will prepare for the math FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) which they will take in the spring. All IB units and lessons will be closely aligned with district learning and schedules and Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) in order to ensure student readiness for this examination. The aims of the Middle Years Programme in 8^{th} Grade Math are to:

- Recognize that mathematics permeates the world around us.
- Appreciate the usefulness, power, and beauty of mathematics.
- Enjoy mathematics and develop patience and persistence when solving problems.
- Understand and be able to use the language, symbols, and notation of mathematics.
- Develop mathematical curiosity and use inductive and deductive reasoning when solving problems.
- Become confident in using mathematics to analyze and solve problems both in school and in real-life situations.
- Develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to pursue further studies in mathematics.
- Develop abstract, logical, and critical thinking and the ability to reflect critically upon their work and the work of others.
- Develop a critical appreciation of the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in mathematics.
- Appreciate the international dimension of mathematics and its multicultural and historical perspectives.

**MYP IB Mathematics Assessment Criteria**

The IB assessment criteria for mathematics include four areas as follows:

Criterion A: Knowledge and Understanding

Criterion B: Investigating Patterns

Criterion C: Communication in Mathematics

Criterion D: Reflection in Mathematics

**Algebra 1, Grade 8, for 9 ^{th} grade credit**

**MYP Level 3**

**Course Description**

Algebra class in the eighth grade at J. H. Workman Middle School is a High School level class that receives High School Credit and a High School GPA.

**MYP Aims and Objectives**

The purpose of this course is to teach students how to use algebra in real-life and to think mathematically and logically when making life decisions. The course will incorporate a wide range of activities and projects to engage learners and create ownership in their learning. Projects will include personal application and evaluation of math uses, community service, and local and global awareness. Project based learning will create an in-depth understanding of how mathematics is an integral part of our world and create a platform for future mathematical exploration.

Students will prepare for the math FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) which they will take in the spring as well as the midterm and cumulative year-end state assessments for Algebra I. All IB units and lessons will be closely aligned with district learning and schedules, and Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) for the 9^{th} grade in order to ensure student readiness for this examination. The aims of the Middle Years Programme in Algebra I are to:

- Use algebra in everyday life and decision-making.
- Appreciate that decisions can be made by using mathematical computation and reasoning.
- Enjoy mathematics and develop patience and persistence when solving problems.
- Understand and be able to use the language, symbols, and notation of mathematics.
- Develop mathematical curiosity and use inductive and deductive reasoning when solving problems.
- Be confident in using mathematics to analyze and solve problems both in school and in real-life situations.
- Develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to pursue further studies in mathematics.
- Develop abstract, logical, and critical thinking and the ability to reflect critically upon their work and the work of others.
- Develop a critical appreciation of the use of information and communication technology and computational technology.
- Appreciate the international dimension of mathematics and its multicultural and historical perspectives.

**Role of the 5 Areas of Interaction**

Students will explore algebra through these Areas of Interaction.

Human Ingenuity: Students will explore, create, and utilize constructed models for mathematical learning as well as cross-curriculum learning.

Community and Service: Students will learn to help others in their community and how helping one another helps build a community and provides a service to others.

Environments: Students will use mathematics to understand and improve their environment within a family, a community, and a global environment.

Health and Social Education: Students will learn how the health and wellness of themselves and others can affect performance, finance, and overall happiness from a mathematical perspective.

Approaches to Learning: Students will develop strategies and skills to use independent thought, cooperative learning, and the evaluative process to solve real-world problems. This will require them to use prior learning and mathematical language to find solutions.

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**MYP IB Mathematics Assessment Criteria**

The IB assessment criteria for mathematics include four areas as follows:

Criterion A: Knowledge and Understanding

Criterion B: Investigating Patterns

Criterion C: Communication in Mathematics

Criterion D: Reflection in Mathematics