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    Priority Learning Standards for 2020-21 School Year

    The scope of content covered in Math 6, Math 7, and Math 8 for the 2020-21 school year has been reduced to reflect the current changes in instructional models. The standards in these courses have been focused to address the content requirement for students to successfully enter into their next course in sequence in the following school year. Content that is not essential was removed to provide extended time with priority standards, as well as learning that supports the mastery of priority standards.  

    Math 6 Priority Content Standards

    Math 7 Priority Content Standards

    Math 8 Priority Content Standards

    Middle School Mathematics Content

    Middle school mathematics transitions students from their introduction to fraction operations at fifth grade through pre-algebra topics such as proportional reasoning, operations with rational numbers and integers, geometry, and data analysis. Students transition into algebra topics such as solving equations and inequalities, and developing an understanding of slope as a rate of change.

    Our middle school mathematics program, guided by Washington State standards, provides a balance of:

    • Conceptual Understanding
    • Procedural Skill and Fluency
    • Problem-Solving and Applications

    In 2018, Seattle Public Schools adopted enVision Math 2.0 as its core curricular material for middle school mathematics.    

    Supporting Mathematics Learning at Home

    Families can support learning at home by:

    • Just as students should read at home every day, they should also practice mathematics at home every day.
    • Developing the attributes of a math learner by using Questioning to Learn strategies.
    • Promoting effective use of homework time by using "Helping Your Child with Homework Brochure" (link posted soon) and the resources below.

    Resources for Families

    Using the enVision Math 2.0 books at home:

    • Students are provided with a consumable textbook for use in class and/or at home. 
    • Students can access a digital copy of the textbook and additional tools at They can login using their SPS credentials. 
    • Students take notes in class and show their thinking and the thinking of others. Ask to see your student's work from class. 
    • Additional tools on Pearson Realize include digital math manipulatives, Virtual Nerd tutor, and math problems assigned by their teacher. 


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