Mathematics

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Khan Academy

What is Khan Academy?
Khan Academy is an online learning resource available to students, parents, and teachers at JLS. Parents may sign up as "coaches" for their child. Teachers may also sign up as "coaches" (students can have more than one coach.)  
Instructions on Signing up for Khan Academy with your PAUSD provided Google Account (pdf)

6th Grade



Math 6

All students study the mathematical strands recommended by the California Framework: Number, Measurement, Geometry, Patterns and Functions, Statistics and Probability, Logic and Language, and Algebra. Focus is placed on problem solving, conceptual understanding, building connections throughout the strands, and developing computational skills. Students solve problems, communicate ideas in both oral and written form, analyze and organize information, evaluate alternative mathematical approaches, and interpret results. Students use mental math, estimation, paper and pencil computation, manipulatives, calculators, computers, and other technology as appropriate. Students are heterogeneously grouped in sixth grade and work both independently and in cooperative group situations. Instruction is differentiated to appropriately challenge students. Extra challenge and enrichment opportunities are available to all students. The curricular materials for math include The Connected Mathematics Series (published by Pearson Prentice Hall) and Concepts and Skills Course 1 (published by McDougal Littell)



7th Grade

Math 7:

Students will follow the 7th grade Common Core Content Standards. Seventh grade mathematics focusses on the application of ratios and proportional reasoning. Students develop an understanding of and apply proportional relationships. They develop a further understanding of operations with rational numbers and work with expressions and linear operations. Students solve problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions. They work with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume. They draw inferences about populations based on samples. Students will solve problems, communicate ideas in both oral and written form, analyze and organize information, evaluate alternative mathematical approaches, and interpret results. The Mathematical Practice Standards will be used to build on the student’s ability to make sense of a variety of problems.

Math7A: 

This is the first year in a two-year accelerated course. Students will cover all of 7th grade Common Core standards, with the addition of some Standards for 8th grade, allowing students to cover 3 years of material in 2 years (7th and 8th grade). These additions from 8th grade include having students develop the concept of a function and use functions to describe quantitative relationships as well as analyze two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angles, similarity and congruence. They grasp the concept of a function and use functions to describe quantitative relationships. Students learn and apply the Pythagorean Theorem. The Mathematical Practice Standards will be used to build on the student’s ability to make sense of a variety of problems. Students are expected to maintain a B- or better for placement into the Algebra 8 course in 8th grade.

8th Grade

Math 8:

Students will follow the 8th grade Common Core Standards. Eighth grade mathematics focusses on the algebra of linear relationships. Students formulate and reason about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear expression and solving linear equations and systems of equations. They grasp the concept of a function and use functions to describe quantitative relationships. Students analyze two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and learn and apply the Pythagorean Theorem. Students continue to use and improve their skills in problem?solving, communicating mathematical ideas in oral and written form, analyzing complex situations, organizing information, using computers and graphing calculators, and working independently and in groups. The Mathematical Practice Standards will be used to build on the student’s ability to make sense of a variety of problems.

Algebra 8: 

This is the second year in a 2-year accelerated course. This course completes the 8th grade Common Core Content Standards in addition to the Algebra Content Standards. Students deepen and extend their understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying models to data. Students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. Students analyze two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence. In addition to analyzing bivariate data, students will also focus on data distribution and correlation. The focus is on solving linear, quadratic and exponential functions. The Mathematical Practice Standards will be used to build on the student’s ability to make sense of a variety of problems. Students are expected to maintain a B- orbetter for placement into Geometry in 9th grade. Pre-requisite: Math 7A or satisfactory completion of the Summer Bridge to Algebra Course.

PAUSD Math Placement

Math Placement in the Secondary Grades

PAUSD's mathematics placement policy is available to view on the PAUSD web site.
 
 

Clubs and Competitions

AMC8

Open to all students, held during WIP (runs a few minutes after school). Stay tuned to KJLS and math classrooms for information and sign-ups. Sign-ups take place about 2-3 weeks prior to the competition. Held in November. Sponsored by the JLS Math Teachers

AMC10

By invitation only. Open to the top 10 scores from the AMC8 competition. Held in Feb. Sponsor: Elizabeth Fee

Math Madness

Club and weekly competitions against other middle schools around the country. Computer based and sponsored by AMC. Open to all students. Must sign up prior to competing. Sponsor is Elizabeth Fee.

Math Counts

10 students compete live against other schools. Try outs take place in December. There are weekend obligations with this competition. Stay tuned to KJLS for information.

BAMO - Bay Area Math Olympiad

Bay Area Math Olympiad. Students have up to 4 hours to work through a set of questions. Competition takes place on a Thursday in Feb. Stay tuned to KJLS for information.