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Mathematics

Vision/Mission Statement:
The Sacred Heart Math program strives to prepare middle school students to be expert problem-solvers with a strong foundation in fundamental mathematical concepts. Our lessons encourage perseverance and critical thinking through a mix of collaborative work, classroom discussions, and individual practice. We seek to create an environment where students push themselves beyond mastery of skills to use multiple strategies in order to communicate and apply concepts to novel situations.
 
Course Descriptions:

Math 6: This is the first of a three-year sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a rigorous college preparatory high school mathematics course. Upon completion of this course, students should have mastery of positive and negative numbers, operations with fractions and decimals, ratios, rates, percents, algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities, the coordinate plane, perimeter, area, and volume.
(Adapted from Math in Focus)

Math 7: This is the second of a three-year sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a rigorous college preparatory high school mathematics course. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to complete operations with rational numbers, use percents, rates, and ratios to solve problems, write variable expressions based on contextual problems, work fluently with variable expressions, solve linear equations and inequalities, analyze events using probability, interpret data using statistics, and apply geometric properties. 
(Adapted from CPM)

Math 8: This is the third of a three-year sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a rigorous college preparatory high school mathematics course. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to represent and solve linear functions or systems using a graph, table, and equation, describe geometric transformations on a coordinate grid, represent and analyze data, graph linear and non-linear functions, find and interpret slope, use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems in two and three dimensions, apply exponential properties to solve problems, and apply geometric properties.
(Adapted from CPM)

Math 7/8: This is the second of a three-year sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a rigorous college preparatory high school mathematics course.  It is an accelerated course combining Course 2 and Course 3 above. See above for skills and concepts covered. (Adapted from CPM)

Algebra I: This course is modeled after a rigorous college preparatory high school Algebra I class. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to solve linear, quadratic, rational, and radical equations, and systems of linear equations, explore the relationship between graphs and different representations of functions. Mastery of this course will provide students with an essential foundation for success in all future mathematics courses. (Adapted from CPM)

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Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12