IB Math Standards:
IB MYP Math
Assessment Criteria Grade 6 Year 1
Criterion
A Knowing and Understanding 
At the end of Year 1, students should be able to:
i. select appropriate mathematics when solving problems in both familiar and unfamiliar situations ii. apply the selected mathematics successfully when solving problems iii. solve problems correctly in a variety of contexts. 
Criterion B
Investigating Patterns 
At the end of Year 1, students should be able to:
i. apply mathematical problemsolving techniques to recognize patterns ii. describe patterns as relationships or general rules consistent with correct findings iii. verify whether the pattern works for other examples. 
Criterion C
Communicating 
At the end of Year 1, students should be able to:
i. use appropriate mathematical language (notation, symbols and terminology) in both oral and written statements ii. use different forms of mathematical representation to present information iii. communicate coherent mathematical lines of reasoning iv. organize information using a logical structure 
Criterion D
Applying Math in Reallife Contexts 
At the end of Year 1, students should be able to:
i. identify relevant elements of authentic reallife situations ii. select appropriate mathematical strategies when solving authentic reallife situations iii. apply the selected mathematical strategies successfully to reach a solution iv. explain the degree of accuracy of a solution v. describe whether a solution makes sense in the context of the authentic reallife situation 
IB MYP Math
Assessment Criteria Grade 8 Year 3
Criterion
A Knowing and Understanding 
At the end of Year 3, students should be able to:
i. select appropriate mathematics when solving problems in both familiar and unfamiliar situations ii. apply the selected mathematics successfully when solving problems iii. solve problems correctly in a variety of contexts. 
Criterion B
Investigating Patterns 
At the end of Year 3, students should be able to:
i. select and apply mathematical problemsolving techniques to discover complex patterns ii. describe patterns as relationships and/or general rules consistent with findings iii. verify and justify relationships and/or general rules 
Criterion C
Communicating 
At the end of Year 3, students should be able to:
i. use appropriate mathematical language (notation, symbols and terminology) in both oral and written explanations ii. use different forms of mathematical representation to present information iii. move between different forms of mathematical representation iv. communicate complete and coherent mathematical lines of reasoning v. organize information using a logical structure. 
Criterion D
Applying Math in Reallife Contexts 
At the end of Year 3, students should be able to:
i. identify relevant elements of authentic reallife situations ii. select appropriate mathematical strategies when solving authentic reallife situations iii. apply the selected mathematical strategies successfully to reach a solution iv. explain the degree of accuracy of a solution v. explain whether a solution makes sense in the context of the authentic reallife situation 
Performance Descriptors
IB Score  Letter Score &
Percentage Range 

Did not reach the standard  0  F
Below 70% 
Minimal, limited, has difficulty  12  D
7076% 
Adequate, somewhat  34  C/B
7785% 
Considerable, good, mostly accurate, appropriate  56  B/A
8693% 
Thorough, clear, effective, excellent,
accurate with variety/detail 
78  A
94100% 
Our Mathematical Mission: As we approach the half way point the 8th grade class is preparing for the annual Math Bowl Tournament held at Xavier High School in Appleton. This friendly competition consists of schools around the state pitting their math schools against each other. We practice one day a week during their lunch hour. It is both a fun and rewarding experience for each student that partakes in this event. It is open to all middle school students and their is no fee for them. Each year Holy Family is represented well by 4050 students. This will be an exciting year for all who take part on this journey. We will be discovering how math impacts us on a daily basis. The goal of this class is to challenge you with out overwhelming you. My goal is to prepare you for a life filled with success. Trust me to guide you on this Educational Adventure. Class time: You will be expected to give 100%. Participation is the key to your success. The “A” students ask questions. Be all that you can be and ask the question. We work hard every day. When you go to band class you play your instrument, when you attend math class you will be doing math each and every day and have fun doing it. Independent Work time/Homework: Although you will be given plenty of class time to learn and practice your new skills;part of your success will involve you thinking and working on your own. You can expect homework 3 days a week. This can be completed during class time, studyhall or outside of the school day.
Syllabus
Algebra II students are expected to:
 Read mathematical problems actively and critically.
 Write effective solutions to problems and projects
 Present solutions to problems effectively
 Use a variety of appropriate resources including the computer and calculator to solve mathematical problems
 Employ multiple critical and creative thinking strategies in reasoning and problem solving
 Demonstrate a knowledge and appreciation of how mathematics can be used outside the mathematics classroom
 And meet all of the course objectives listed below
Topics Include:
 Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions
 Equations, Inequalities and Problem Solving
 Graphs and Functions
 Rational Expressions
 Rational Exponents, Radicals and Complex Numbers
 Quadratic Equations and Functions
 Probability and Statistics
 Function Operations
 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
 Systems of Equations
 Exponents, Polynomial and Polynomial Functions
 Analytical Geometry
 Sequences and Series
 Identify, state the properties and perform arithmetic operations on real numbers in any format
 Solve systems of linear equations and in two or three variables using algebraic and matrix methods
 Describe and use the properties of exponents to simplify polynomial expressions
 Simplify, multiply, divide, add and subtract rational expressions
 Solve rational equations and real world applications that are modeled by rational equations
 Use the remainder theorem to factor and evaluate polynomials
 Describe and use the properties of rational exponents to simplify radical functions and expressions
 Solve radical equations and real world problems modeled by radical equations
 Identify, add, subtract, multiply and divide complex numbers
 Solve quadratic equations and real world applications modeled by quadratic functions
 Solve quadratic and rational inequalities
 Graph and analyze the graphs of quadratic equations
 Use combinations and permutations to solve problems
 Use the binomial theorem to expand (x+y)^{n}
 Find probability of various single, compound, dependent and independent events
 Perform algebraic, composition and inverse operations on functions
 Describe the characteristics of exponential functions and show how are they useful in solving realworld problems
 Describe characteristics of logarithmic functions and show how are they useful in solving realworld problems
 Solve systems of nonlinear equations
 Demonstrate the ability to identify and evaluate arithmetic and geometric sequences and series
 Identify, evaluate, perform arithmetic operations and create algebraic expressions
 Find solutions of linear equations
 Find solution of simple and compound linear inequalities
 Translate real world applications into equations or inequalities and solve them
 Understand the properties of functions and demonstrate how relations and functions can be represented numerically, graphically, algebraically, and/or verbally
 Find the equations of linear functions and use those equations to solve real world applications
 Solve real world applications which use systems of linear equations in two or three variables using algebraic and matrix methods
 Add, subtract and multiply polynomials and polynomial functions
 Factor polynomials and use this method to solve polynomials
 Find the distance and midpoint between points in the coordinate plane
Textbook
Algebra 2 Larson, Boswell, Kanold, and Stiff – Published by McDougal Littell Inc. – 2011
Homework/Tests
Home work/ Independent work will be part of your success. You can anticipate having assignments 34 days per week. A quiz or test will be given each week so that you and I can see your progress and make any modifications necessary for the benefit of the class.
The week of 5/15/5
Mon:Geometry
Tues: Geometry
Wed: Geometry
Thurs: Geometry
Fri: Geometry
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