Math Philosophy: We are witnesses to God’s glory and his existence through the study of mathematics. “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse” (Rom. 1:20). Mathematics is also a testament to God’s creation and the order He has made for us in this universe, which only further proves his existence and divine nature. “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or power. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist” (Col. 1:16-17).
6th Grade: Sixth grade mathematics students refine their understanding of decimals and fractions. As they develop fluency with operations on fractions and decimals they learn how to estimate, model, and solve problems dealing with fractions and decimals. Additionally, they apply their knowledge of multiplication, division, fractions and decimals to concepts of ratio, rate, percent and probability. Finally, they explore the foundations of Algebra where they learn about the order of operations, variables, and solutions to basic algebraic equations.
7th Grade: Seventh grade mathematics students refine their understanding of surface area and volume. They develop both an understanding of and fluency with various measurement formulas. They also develop an understanding of operations on all rational numbers and greater fluency with linear equations. Finally, they deepen their understanding of proportionality and applications thereof.
8th Grade: Eighth grade mathematics students refine their understanding of Algebra where they learn about slope of a line, various applications and representations of linear equations and functions, and solutions to systems of linear equations. Further, they learn how to explore data sets by organizing, modeling, interpreting, describing and making predictions. Finally, they learn to analyze two or three-dimensional spaces and figures and how to apply the Pythagorean Theorem to solve various measurement problems.