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Math Education

Youth Island NY provides Math courses for middle school students.  It is a great program for kids to learn about problem solving, and theory and be inspired to love math as much as the teachers. 


Grade 6

1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems;

(2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.

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Grade 7

Instructional time for Grade 7 Math focuses on rational numbers and percents, graphing on a coordinate plane, sampling as a method of estimation and prediction, and computing and applying proportionality with similar figures and objects, scale factors, and unit rate.


Grade 8

(1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

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