KPM Mathematics Program & News

Overview

The King Philip Middle School Mathematics program is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. As such, it reflects the development of both conceptual and procedural knowledge/skill, follows a research-based progression of topics from grade to grade, and builds the habits of mind and practices essential for growth as a mathematics learner. These practices are:




  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  • Model with mathematics.
  • Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • Attend to precision.
  • Look for and make use of structure.
  • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.


The focal areas for each grade/course are:


Grade 6

(1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.


Grade 7

(1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.


Grade 8

(1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.


Algebra I


Seeing Structure in Expressions

Creating Equations

Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities


NEWS

The American Mathematics Competition 8 is coming up shortly. This is an opportunity for talented math students in grade 7 and 8 to compete on a national level by solving a set of rigorous mathematical questions. Stay tuned!