Math Essentials

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Course Description

Semester A

Students begin the first semester of this course with a review of how to use basic arithmetic operations with whole numbers, integers, fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals. More complex concepts are built on these basics. Students revisit simplifying order of operation problems. They will also learn how to apply the properties of addition and multiplication, as well as the distributive property, to equation solving. This semester ends with a review of solving inequalities in one- and two-steps.


Semester B

In the second semester of this course, students learn about ratios, rates, and proportions, and find where they can use these concepts in their own lives. Students will also work with percentages. They will perform calculations and apply percentages to real world scenarios. This semester includes a study of the coordinate plane and linear equations. Students revisit plotting ordered pairs, graphing and writing equations, as well as using these ideas to solve everyday problems. In the latter half of this semester, students will focus on where you can find different kinds of equations in the world outside the mathematics classroom, with a focus on interest applications. Finally students will renew their geometry knowledge through a study of triangles, quadrilaterals, area, surface area, and volume. The course concludes with an in-depth look at reading, creating, and interpreting scatterplots.

Course Requirements

Grade Level



Scientific or Online Calculator (Desmos)


2 Semester

Credit Value




Semester A

Major Concepts

Module 1: Whole Numbers
Module 2: The Integers
Module 3: Fractions
Module 4: Mixed Numbers
Module 5: Decimal Numbers
Module 6: Equations and Inequalities

Semester A Syllabus

Semester B

Major Concepts

Module 7: Ratios and Proportions
Module 8: Percentages
Module 9: The Coordinate Plane
Module 10: Types of Equations
Module 11: Geometry
Module 12: Statistics

Semester B Syllabus