The Northwest Academy math program values proficiency-based placement, an authentically rigorous curriculum, and
high expectations. Respect for diverse learning styles and divergent thinking encourages teaching that is student-centered and differentiated.
High school credit is available for advanced middle school math courses, including Algebra 1 and Geometry.Mathematical Foundations
Topics of study include multiplication, division, least common multiples, greatest common divisors, prime numbers, number lines, fractions, percentages, and positive and negative numbers. Students practice their mental math skills and estimation.Computations, Number Sense, & Finance
This course begins with a review of multiplication and division on multi-digit numbers, before students begin to work much more extensively with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division on fractions.Functions, Equations, & Probability
This course begins with a review of positive and negative numbers, including integers, decimals, and fractions. Students next study scale factor in both a geometrical and numerical context. Ratios and proportions are used to compare mixtures, elections, and rates. Students practice extensively with fractions, percentages, and unit conversions.
Algebra is the study of generalized relationships expressed with variables that represent number sets. Students learn how key algebraic properties allow for simplification of expressions and solving of equations.
The objective of this course is to discover the relationships between two- and three-dimensional shapes through hands-on, exploratory lessons.
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