The goal of the mathematics program at Terra Verde Upper School is to develop students that demonstrate perseverance in becoming strategic mathematical problem solvers. This is accomplished through a framework that emphasizes conceptual understanding, skill development, strategies for solving problems, a positive attitude toward math, and metacognition.

The categories under which Terra Verde Upper School’s mathematical concepts fall are as follows:

  1. Ratios and Proportional relationships
  2. The Number System
  3. Expressions and Equations
  4. Geometry
  5. Statistics and Probability

Course Description: Math in Focus Course 1 (6th Grade Math)

The critical areas that are emphasized in 6th grade math include:

  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
  4. Developing an understanding of statistical thinking

Course Description: Math in Focus Course 2 (7th Grade Math)

The critical areas that are emphasized in 7th grade math include:

  1. Developing an understanding of and applying proportional relationships
  2. Developing an 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
  4. Drawing inferences about populations based on samples

Course Description: Math in Focus Course 3 (Pre-Algebra)

The critical areas that are emphasized in pre-algebra include:

  1. Formulating and reasoning about expressions, solving linear systems of equations, modeling an association in bivariate data
  2. Developing understanding of functions and using functions to describe quantitative relationships
  3. Analyzing geometric figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and applying the Pythagorean Theorem