The mathematics program at The Storm King School develops the approaches, skills and ideas that will enable students to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Our students learn how to solve mathematical problems through an assortment of strategies, how to communicate their solutions clearly, how to work effectively on projects with their peers, and how to use technology.
After thorough evaluation, students are placed at a level of mathematics that will provide them with appropriate challenges and successes. Many first-year students will begin with Pre-Algebra in the 8th grade and Algebra I in 9th grade, before moving on to Algebra II. Geometry must be completed prior to taking any more advanced math classes, such as Precalculus or Calculus.
Pre-algebra is an 8th grade math option for students who need to review basic math fundamentals in order to succeed in the high school math subjects of algebra, geometry, and calculus. The textbook, from AGS Publishing titled Pre-Algebra, has 12 chapters and the material covered includes:
- Intro to Algebra and whole numbers
- Using Decimals
- Number Theory
- Rational Numbers and Fractions
- Basic Operations and Rational Expressions
- Rations, Proportions, and Percents
- Exponents, Square Roots, and the Pythagorean Theorem
- Equations from Geometry
- Data, Statistics, and Probability
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