Math Placement is determined by last course completed. SPS does not accept teacher or parent recommendations/requests to skip any level of math. There are no placement tests to determine a student’s placement. There is no skipping ahead in Math even with AL or HCC designation per district protocol. No exceptions.
Math classes at JAMS are cluster grouped by grade level. This means that a 6th grade student in Math 8, would be grouped with other 6th grade students.
Required after taking Math 5, Year-Long
Students complete understanding of dividing fractions; study the rational number system; and write, interpret, and use expressions and equations.
Required after taking Math 6, Year-Long
Students develop understanding of operations with rational numbers and proportional relationships; apply proportional relationships; and work with expressions.
Mathematics 7/8 Compacted A+B
Acceleration pathway after taking Math 6, Year-Long
Math 7/8 Compacted A prepares students to take Algebra 1 by compacting the content of Math 7 and Math 8 into one year. Students develop understanding of operations with rational numbers and proportional relationships; apply proportional relationships; work with irrational numbers, radicals and integer exponents; and work with expressions, linear equations and inequalities.
Required after taking Math 7, Year-Long
Students will reason about expressions and equations, including modeling bivariate data and solving linear equations; use functions to describe quantitative relationships; and work with irrational numbers, radicals and integer exponents.
Algebra 1 A+B
Required after taking Math 8 or 7/8 Compacted, Year-Long
Algebra 1 is a full year, high school level course. Students model and analyze real-world and mathematical situations using linear and exponential equations and functions. Students will receive high school credit on their high school transcript for this course.
Required after taking Algebra, Year-Long
Geometry is a full year, high school level course. Students formalize their understanding of angle relationships and triangle properties. Students use geometric transformations and formal constructions to study congruence and similarity. Students develop formal proofs of angle and triangle properties and relationships using precise language and notation. Students will receive high school credit on their high school transcript for this course.