Key Concepts - Math

Provided below are key concepts for each academic subject area. Concepts are listed by subject and grade and give additional insight into the curriculum and instruction for the College for Kids Program. Listed are the themes for each subject area, followed by the key learning concept which inspires the in class product that is created by the students. Also listed are the essential concepts that will be taught in the classroom.

6th Grade Math
It's Probability
Key Learning

How can I use probability to make better predictions?

Probability Puzzles
Essential Concepts
  • Trials & Simulations
  • Ratio
  • Theoretical Probability
  • Experimental Probability Approaches
  • "Educated" Predictions



7th Grade Math
It's a Problem
Key Learning

How can I use my problem solving skills and strategies to arrive at a solution?

Testing Teasers
Essential Concepts
  • Evaluation
  • Choosing a Strategy
  • Gathering Information
  • Analyzing Language
  • Proofs




8th Grade Math
It's Linear Language
Key Learning

How can I graph linear equations and inequalities to gain a snapshot of my world?

Glorious Graphs
Essential Concepts
  • Slope
  • Equations
  • Linear Inequality
  • Half Plane
  • Numerical Information