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 7th 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.
YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO GIVE ! 100%, 100% of the TIME
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, study hall or outside of the school day.
The 7th graders performed well at the Math Bowl at Xavier HS on Friday January 16th. The solved many challenging math problems both individually and as a group.
Course Description
Algebra I is a full year algebra course which has no prerequisite. All students at BHS are required to take and pass Algebra I, some students may have taken it at the middle school. The Algebra I course reflects the belief that the BelchertownHigh Schooleducational community fosters academic excellence and responsible citizenship in a positive, safe and respectful environment in order to develop productive contributors to society.
Algebra I 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:
 Connecting with Algebra
 Using Real Numbers
 Balancing Equations
 Graphing to find slope
 Writing linear equations
 Solving and graphing linear inequalities
 Systems of linear equations and inequalities
 Rules of exponents
 Polynomials and Factoring
 Solving quadratic equations and functions
 Radicals and Geometry
 Rational Equations and Functions
 Probability and Statistical Data Analysis
It is a full year course (5 – graduation credits)
Course Objectives
The student will be able to:
 Apply and demonstrate the different way numbers are represented and used in the real world
 Determine the effects of operations on numbers and the relationships among these operations
 Select appropriate operations, and compute for problem solving
 Write and solve single and multistep equations including realworld applications
 Explain how rates and ratios are similar or different
 Use rates and ratios to model and solve reallife problems
 Articulate under what conditions a relation is a function
 Describe, analyze, and generalize a wide variety of patterns, relations, and functions
 Display representations of a functions (equations, graphs, and tables)
 Connect representations of a function in a real world context and communicate mathematical thinking
 Solve systems of equations using various methods
 Use inequalities in an applied application to solve/evaluate real world data
 Identify, graph and analyze an exponential growth and decay function
 Apply various types of factoring methods to solve realworld problems
 Graph, analyze and solve quadratic equations
 Explain the concept of radical functions as applied to Geometry
 Explain the concept of rational functions as applied to a specific realworld situations
 Find probabilities of simple and compound events
 Analyze, create, display and interpret data using statistical methods
Textbook
Algebra I – Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy Kanold and Lee Stiff Published by McDougal Littell – 2007. An online copy is also available at home after you log on to the book website and set up an account
Book Website: http://www.classzone.com/
Homework/Tests
The week of 5/85/12
Mon:Solving Quadratics
Tues:Solving Quadratics
Wed:Solving Quadratics
Thurs: Solving Quadratics
Fri: Solving Quadratics Test
http://mathcounts.org/resources/problemoftheweek
Learning Links
Online Access: www.classzone.com
Access Code: 4630363560
http://www.greenemath.com/VideoDirectory.html
This is a great video resource
Curriculum
The content of Algebra 1 is organized around families of functions, with special
emphasis on linear and quadratic functions. As you learn about each family of
functions, you will learn to represent them in many ways – as verbal descriptions,
equations, tables and graphs. You will also learn to model realworld situations using
functions in order to solve problems arising from those situations.
In addition to algebra content, Algebra 1 includes lessons on probability and data
analysis as well as numerous examples and exercises involving geometry.
Algebra Standards:
Understand patterns, relations, and functions; represent and analyze mathematical
situations and structures using algebraic symbols; use mathematical models to
represent and understand quantitative relationships; analyze change in various
contexts.