In Mathematics, GCPS students develop their number sense, increase their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, learn how to reason mathematically, and form mathematical connections to the real world.
6th Grade Mathematics
As students master the 6th Grade Mathematics AKS, they are expected to:
- Apply and extend previous understanding of numbers to include the system of rational numbers
- Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems
- Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities
- Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables
- Apply and extend previous understanding of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions
- Summarize and describe distributions
- Develop understanding of statistical variability
- Solve real-world problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
7th Grade Mathematics
As students master the 7th Grade Mathematics AKS, they are expected to:
- Apply and extend previous understanding of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply and divide rational numbers
- Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real world and mathematical problems
- Use numerical and algebraic expressions and equations to solve real-world and mathematical problems
- Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions
- Investigate, develop, use, and evaluate probability models
- Describe the relationships between geometric figures
- Use random sampling to draw population inferences.
8th Grade Mathematics
As students master the 8th Grade Mathematics AKS, they are expected to:
- Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations
- Work with radicals and integer exponents
- Define, evaluate, and compare functions
- Use functions to model relationships between quantities
- Investigate patterns in data
- Understand congruence and similarity using physical models and software
- Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem
- Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving the volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres.