Welcome to the Math Program at Central Middle School!
Math 7 combines arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and statistics to challenge the student to think mathematically. Students
should expect an increase in homework time devoted to math. The Math 7 course involves the majority of seventh grade
CHALLENGE MATH 7 = MATH 8
Challenge Math 7 is a one-year acceleration for seventh grade students that covers eighth grade math content
expectations. Students enrolled in this course, skip the grade level content expectations typically expected of seventh
Students who successfully completed Math 7 in seventh grade, will be enrolled in Math 8. Curriculum is based on the
Grade Level Content Expectations established by the Michigan Department of Education. Major areas of study include:
Number families, rate of change (increases, decreases, and percentages), families of functions, linear
equations/inequalities (also systems), polynomials, quadratics, shapes and area, volume and surface area, and data and
probability. There is also an extensive emphasis on graphing.
HONORS MATH 8 (HIGH SCHOOL ALGEBRA I)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Challenge Math 7 (Math 8) in the seventh grade.
Meets the requirements of the Michigan Merit Curriculum for granting high school credit for courses taken in middle
school. As this is worth a high school credit, students will be expected to maintain the homework load and rigor of a high
school class. Eighth grade students who have selected Honors Math 8 will have both their grades and the credit earned
for the class reflected on their high school transcript and applied toward the high school graduation requirements.
REQUIRED COURSE SELECTION INFORMATION:
The guidelines listed below are for seventh and eighth grade students to follow in their course selection for the school year.
• Seventh and Eighth grade students are required to take a full year of math, science, language arts, social studies (These
courses will be automatically scheduled).
• Seventh and Eighth grade students are required to take three nine-week sections of physical education (These courses will
be automatically scheduled).
• Middle school students are required to take one nine-week course of Computer Technology and Literacy in
seventh or eighth grade. Students who already possess exceptional computer skills may choose to take a
competency test to opt out of this required course. Students who attain 75% or higher on the competency test will
be permitted to elect an additional exploratory course.