In this course, the student will continue to expand upon mathematical concepts that are organized according to the following categories: number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis, and probability. Within each category, concepts are developed through the mathematical processes of problem solving, reasoning, communication, connections, and representations. Building both conceptual knowledge and procedural fluency supports the students development of mathematical thinking and reasoning in solving various problems of authentic contexts. The Scott Foresman and Addison Wesley series textbook, enVisionMATH, is the primary resource for this course. The topics that are presented in this semester build upon the concepts that students previously learned. Ratios, percents, fractions, and decimals will be studied to determine their relationship. Students will further refine their skills in all four operations and will apply their computational skills to problems involving greater whole numbers, decimals through the thousandths place, fractions, and mixed numbers. Students will classify angles, triangles, and quadrilaterals, as well as calculate surface area and volume of regular and irregular figures. Students will also study congruence, symmetry, and movements of figures. Students will engage in hands-on learning of measurement by finding length, area, perimeter, circumference, capacity, volume, weight, mass, time, and temperature using the appropriate tools and units. Students will connect numbers to statistics as they learn how to gather data; display the data in various types of graphs; interpret the information using mean, median, mode, and range; and make predictions about the data. Finally, students will explore probability by listing possible outcomes of a given event, conducting experiments, and representing the theoretical and experimental probabilities of the event as a fraction.
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
- Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
- Participation verified by the virtual education teacher for time spent working offline.
- Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
- Synchronous time with the class, a group or the virtual education teacher recorded by the learning management system or teacher.
- The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
- Virtual education teacher verifies participation 1 to 3 times weekly