 Nolan Middle School
 Math Class Descriptions and Teachers

Math Class Course Descriptions and Teachers
Mathematics, Grade 6
The basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals will be studied with an emphasis on using these skills to solve problems in the real world. Students will utilize different problem solving techniques that include collecting, organizing, and interpreting data, making charts and tables, graphing, estimation, judging the reasonableness of an answer, use of technology when appropriate, finding a pattern, and writing an equality or inequality to represent the problem. Geometrical concepts and their use in the real world will be addressed.
Mathematics, Grade 7
The basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals will be studied with an emphasis on using these skills to solve problems in the real world. Students will utilize different problem solving techniques that include collecting, organizing, and interpreting data, making charts and tables, graphing, estimation, judging the reasonableness of an answer, use of technology when appropriate, finding a pattern, and writing an equality or inequality to represent the problem. Geometrical concepts and their use in the real world will be addressed.
PreAP Mathematics
Grade 6
Grade 7
This is a rigorous math course for students of high mathematical ability. All the concepts from the appropriate grade level math class will be addressed. A strong emphasis on higher level thinking skills with rigorous assessment will prepare students for a high school honors mathematics program. Where appropriate, technology will be used as a tool to solve problems. Students will be required to do additional work outside the classroom.
TAG Mathematics
Grade 6
Grade 7
This course provides a review of computation with an emphasis on the four properties of the Real Number System to include fractions. Students will study exponential notation; squares and square roots; simple equations and inequalities; ratio, proportion, and percent; the properties of geometrical figures; probability and statistics; and graphing linear equalities and inequalities. The focus of the content will be on the structure of problem solving application in algebraic expression. Emphasis will be placed on using these skills in real world situations.
NOTE: This course has been identified as meeting the needs of TAG math
students.
Mathematics, Grade 8
The basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals will be studied with an emphasis on using these skills to solve problems in the real world. Students will utilize different problem solving techniques that include collecting, organizing, and interpreting data, making charts and tables, graphing, estimation, judging the reasonableness of an answer, use of technology when appropriate, finding a pattern, and writing an equality or inequalityto represent the problem. Geometrical concepts and their use in the real world will be addressed.
Algebra I, Grade 8
Utilizing technology as a tool when appropriate, students will use real numbers to
simplify and/or combine polynomial expressions and to solve equations and inequalities derived from real world problems. Rational and irrational numbers will be studied as will systems of equations. Students who successfully complete this course will earn one credit toward high school graduation and should enroll in PreAP geometry as a high school freshman.
NOTE: This course has been identified as meeting the needs of TAG math students. Students wishing to enroll in this course must successfully meet the requirements of the districtestablished screening process.
Accelerated Mathematics (TAKS Math)
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
This course is designed for students who need additional experience in the conceptual development of mathematical essential knowledge and skills. Students will use manipulatives, handson activities, real life examples, technology, and other materials to address their learning needs.