JHS 118’s Mathematics department will use the Priority Learning Standards and protocols as a foundation for vocabulary instruction, solving word problems, and making our thinking visible to Bridge the Gap in Mathematics. Our department will challenge each student to develop and extend mathematical proficiency through a comprehensive curriculum, strong mathematics teaching, and assessments that meet the learning needs of each student. In meeting the demands of our changing world, the mathematics curriculum and teachers will prepare students to think critically and digitally, problem solve, communicate, and collaborate.

Curriculum Overview:

Grade 6 Curriculum Overview:

  • Unit 1: Number Concepts and Operations of Whole Numbers
  • Unit 2: Division/ Multiplication of Fractions
  • Unit 3: Operations of Decimals
  • Unit 4: Division/ Multiplication of Fractions
  • Unit 5: Ratio and Proportions
  • Unit 6: Understanding Integers
  • Unit 7: Understanding Equivalent Expressions
  • Unit 8: Creating and solving algebraic equations
  • Unit 9: Area of Composite figures
  • Unit 10: 3-Dimensional Figures: Using nets to determine surface area
  • Unit 11: Using Measures of Central Tendencies to summarize Data

Grade 7 Curriculum Overview:

  • Unit 1: Integers
  • Unit 2: Rational Numbers
  • Unit 3: Ratios and Proportions
  • Unit 4: Proportional Relationships
  • Unit 5: Percents
  • Unit 6: Percent Applications
  • Unit 7: Expressions
  • Unit 8: Equations
  • Unit 9: Inequalities
  • Unit 10: Statistics
  • Unit 11: Probability
  • Unit 12: 2d Shapes
  • Unit 13: 3D Shapes

Grade 8 Curriculum Overview:

  • Unit 1: Exponents
  • Unit 2: Scientific Notation
  • Unit 3: Solving Equations
  • Unit 4: Functions
  • Unit 5: Writing Linear Equations
  • Unit 6: Scatter Plots
  • Unit 7: Systems of Equations
  • Unit 8: Transformations
  • Unit 9: Angles
  • Unit 10: Volume
  • Unit 11: Pythagorean Theorem

Instructional Programs to Support Curriculum:


  • I-Ready connects Diagnostic data and Personalized Instruction, which reduces complexity, saves time, and makes differentiated instruction achievable in every classroom.
  • Determines students’ on-grade level proficiency
  • Delivers online lessons that provide tailored instruction and practice for each student to accelerate growth
  • Based on assessment results, teachers are able to implement remediation and reteaching at individualized, small group, and whole class levels of instruction

Mastery Connect-

MasteryConnect is a competency-based learning platform that helps teachers identify levels of understanding, target students for intervention, and inform instruction. This means teachers have more time to teach and students have more time to learn.

Discovery Education-

Using a Discover – Practice – Apply learning cycle, Math Techbook balances conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and real-world application to help students deeply master mathematical concepts and develop lasting proficiency.