The goal of our mathematics program is to provide our students with the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in college and beyond. At Match, we seek to inspire our scholars to pursue advanced math courses, and we provide them with the foundations they will need to be successful in advanced math study.
Our math curriculum is rooted in the following core beliefs about quality math instruction.
We believe that students learn best when asked to solve problems that spark their curiosity, require them to make novel connections between concepts, and may offer more than one avenue to the solution.
Practice and Feedback
We believe that practice and feedback are essential to developing students’ conceptual understanding and fluency.
We believe that students develop essential strategies for tackling complex problems, and build non-cognitive skills such as grit and resilience, through productive struggle.
Procedural Fluency AND Conceptual Understanding
We believe that knowing “how” to solve a problem is not enough; students must also know “why” mathematical procedures and concepts exist.
Communicating Mathematical Understanding
We believe that the process of communicating their mathematical thinking helps students solidify their learning and helps teachers assess student understanding.
Explore our Courses
6th Grade - Math
In this common-core aligned course students learn key concepts in the progression toward middle school algebra. They are introduced to ratios and rates, they expand their understanding of the number system to include negative numbers, and they solve one-step equations and inequalities. Students also continue their study of geometry, and are introduced to statistics.2 of 8 Units Complete
Unit 1: Understanding and Representing Ratios
Unit 2: Unit Rates and Percent
Unit 3: Multi-Digit and Fraction Computation
Unit 4: Rational Numbers
Unit 5: Numerical and Algebraic Expressions
Unit 6: Equations and Inequalities
Unit 7: Geometry
Unit 8: Statistics
7th Grade - Math
In this common-core aligned 7th grade Math course students continue to develop their skills in ratios and proportions, rational numbers, equations and expressions, geometry, and data analysis.Unit 1: Proportional Relationships
Unit 2: Operations with Rational Numbers
Unit 3: Expressions and Equations
Unit 4: Percent and Scaling
Unit 5: Geometry
Unit 6: Probability and Statistics
Unit 7: Rational and Irrational Numbers
8th Grade - Math
In this common-core aligned 8th grade Math course students become proficient in analyzing, modeling and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; understanding functions and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; analyzing two- and three-dimensional figures; and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.Unit 1: Exponents and Scientific Notation
Unit 2: Linear Equations and Modeling
Unit 3: Functions and Linear Graphing
Unit 4: Systems of Linear Equations
Unit 5: Pythagorean Theorem, Roots and Geometric Applications
Unit 6: Transformations and Angle Relationships
Unit 7: Bivariate Data
9th Grade - Algebra I
Algebra 1 formalizes and extends students’ understanding and application of functions. Students primarily explore linear functions (as well as linear piecewise, absolute value, and step functions), quadratic functions, and exponential functions. Within these parent functions, students develop a deep understanding of the features of each function—graphically and algebraically—and use these to guide creation of models and analysis of situations.2 of 8 Units Complete
Unit 1: Functions, Graphs, & Features
Unit 2: Descriptive Statistics
Unit 3: Single Variable Expressions, Equations and Inequalities
Unit 4: Linear Equations, Inequalities and Systems
Unit 5: Functions and Transformations
Unit 6: Exponents and Exponential Functions
Unit 7: Quadratic Functions and Solutions
Unit 8: Quadratic Equations and Applications
10th Grade - Geometry
Students formalize their understanding of geometric relationships through development of models and mathematical arguments. Students make connections between different geometric concepts and algebra to deepen their understanding of geometric relationships. Students are introduced to probability in this course as well.Unit 1: Introduction to Constructions and Proofs
Unit 2: Rigid Motions and Congruency
Unit 3: Triangle Congruence
Unit 4: Dilations and Similarity
Unit 5: Right Triangles and Trigonometry
Unit 6: Polygons and Algebraic Relationships
Unit 7: 3D Measurement and Application
Unit 8: Circles
Unit 9: Probability
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