• # Middle School Mathematics

Students in the Ann Arbor Public Schools experience the sequence of courses shown below during the middle school grades. In doing so, they meet the Michigan K-12 Mathematics Standards targeted for grades six through eight. Further, they engage in mathematical practices that will set the foundation for Career and College Readiness.  Students may earn 0.5 or 1.0 Algebra credit and 1.0 Geometry AC credit toward high school graduation.

Middle School Course Sequence

## Units of Study in Middle School Courses
• Math 6

• Using Factors and Multiples
• Comparing With Rates and Ratios
• Using Fraction Operations
• Two Dimensional Geometry
• Computing with Decimals and Percents
• Introduction to Algebraic Thinking
• Statistics and Data Analysis

• Representing & Making Sense of Linear Function
• Irrational Numbers & Pythagorean Theorem
• Exponents and Introduction to Exponential Functions
• Comparing Patterns of Change
• Linear Systems
• Transformational Geometry
Most students take Algebra 1 after completion of
this course.
• Math 7

• 2 Dimensional Geometry
• Operations with Positive & Negative Rationals
• Proportional Reasoning & Similarity
• Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
• Algebraic Expressions & Equations
• Measurement in Two and Three Dimensions
• Describing Variability & Comparing Groups
• Probability

Algebra 1AC
• Representing & Making Sense of Linear Functions
• Irrational Numbers & Pythagorean Theorem
• Exponents and Exponential Functions
• Comparing Patterns of Change & Solving Quadratics
• Linear Systems
• More Solving Quadratics & Algebra Topics
• Transformational Geometry
Upon successful completion of this course, students receive 1.0 credit for High School Algebra 1.  Most students take Geometry AC after completion of this course. Algebra 1AC includes all Michigan Mathematics Curriculum Standards for Grade 8. Students completing this course as a middle school student will need to take 4 credits of math in high school to complete their graduation requirements.
• Geometry AC
• 1A - Essentials of Geometry
• 2A - Introduction to Proof
• 3A - Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
• 4A - Congruent Triangles
• 5A - Triangle Relationships