**MATH**

Our brains get fantastic exercise when we solve arithmetic problems and develop our mathematical abilities. And over time, it enhances our cognitive abilities. Numerous studies have demonstrated that regular math practice maintains our brain’s health and functionality.

At first glance, simple math exercises like Mark returning 25 of the 53 watermelons he brought home appear foolish. However, tackling all those math word problems helps our kids’ problem-solving abilities. Children learn how to extract crucial information from word problems and then modify it to arrive at a solution.

Later, complicated real-world issues replace workbooks, but problem-solving remains the same. Students can decode the facts and solve the problem more quickly when they have a deeper understanding of algorithms and problems. Math and logic are used to come up with real-world answers.

It appears that the brain regions involved in math problem-solving collaborate with those responsible for controlling emotions. This shows that practicing arithmetic can really make it easier for us to handle challenging circumstances. According to this research, people who were more adept at mathematical computations were also better at controlling their anxiety and anger. In fact, having strong arithmetic skills may be able to treat depression and anxiety.

**Bridge Math**

Bridge Math is a fourth-year math course devoted to reinforcing fundamental ideas from Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Students who need to review concepts before continuing their studies are the target audience for Bridge Math. Before moving on to a range of important algebraic, geometric, statistical, and probabilistic concepts, it begins with a review of algebraic principles. Rational and irrational numbers, linear equation systems, quadratic and exponential functions, triangles, solid geometry, coordinate geometry, conditional probability, independence, scatterplots, linear and non-linear models of data, and quadratic and exponential functions are some of the subjects covered in the course.

**Fundamental Math**

Math basics are examined in Fundamental Math. As they get ready for increasingly difficult tasks, students develop foundational skills and broaden their knowledge. The subjects covered include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as fundamental number concepts such as whole numbers, counting, place value, rounding, exponents, and negative numbers. Additionally, the course covers problem-solving techniques, fundamental geometric principles, operations with fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, and measuring shapes.

**Introductory Algebra**

Introductory Algebra helps students succeed in algebra. I. Students are challenged to work toward a mastery of computational skills, to deepen their understanding of key ideas and solution strategies, and to extend their knowledge through a variety of problem-solving applications through a “discovery-confirmation-practice”-based exploration of fundamental concepts.

**Liberal Arts Mathematics I**

The demand for an elective course that emphasizes strengthening, extending, and enhancing a student’s mathematical expertise is addressed by Liberal Arts Mathematics I. A review of problem-solving techniques precedes the introduction of several important algebraic, geometrical, and statistical ideas in Liberal Arts Mathematics I. Students develop their computing abilities throughout the course and broaden their knowledge through application in the real world and problem solving.

**Liberal Arts Mathematics II**

The goal of Liberal Arts Mathematics II is to reinforce, develop, and extend a student’s grasp of mathematics while addressing the demand for a course that satisfies graduation requirements. Before going on to a range of important algebraic, geometric, statistical, and probability ideas, Liberal Arts Mathematics II begins with a review of algebraic concepts. Students develop their computing abilities throughout the course and broaden their knowledge through application in the real world and problem solving.

**Math 6**

Mathematical techniques are applied, computational fluency is developed, conceptual understanding is deepened, and computational fluency is reinforced in Math 6. Ratios and rates, fraction and decimal operations, and signed numbers are among the topics covered in the course. Plotting points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane and resolving equations and inequalities help students continue to hone their algebraic skills. Topics in geometry include area, surface area, and volume, while statistical work includes box plots, dot plots, and histograms, as well as measures of center and variability.

**Math 7**

Mathematical methods are applied, computational fluency is developed, and conceptual comprehension is deepened in Math 7. Students get a thorough understanding of proportions and how to utilize them to solve issues throughout the course. They increase their proficiency with operations on rational numbers and are able to translate between various rational number formats. Simplifying and rewriting algebraic expressions, as well as solving more difficult equations and inequalities, are subjects covered in algebra. Furthering their grasp of area, volume, and surface area, students also study scale drawings, investigate circle qualities, and sketch geometric objects. They observe how statistics compares data from various data sets and uses sample data to create predictions about populations.Students gain a fundamental understanding of probability and explore different ways to find or estimate probabilities.

**Math 8**

Math 8 offers lessons, exercises, and reviews aimed at enhancing computational fluency, expanding conceptual understanding, and applying mathematical procedures. Students in this course concentrate on comprehending functions, including what they are, how to express them in various ways, and how to write them to model situations in both mathematics and the real world. Students explore linear functions in particular by learning about slope and slope-intercept form. In statistics, where they create scatter plots and employ linear functions to model data, students’ comprehension of linear functions is expanded. They investigate linear equation systems as well as root-based equations and linear equations. Exponents, powers of ten, scientific notation, and irrational numbers are other topics. Students study transformations and use that knowledge to study congruence and likeness. Other geometric concepts explored include the Pythagorean theorem, angle relationships, and volumes of cylinders, cones, and spheres.

**Math Foundations I (Prescriptive Course)**

Prescriptive courses include unit pretests that are based on the content standards a student is expected to master. The pretests assess a student’s knowledge of each unit of content, identifying what the student has learned and any areas of deficiency.

A systematic remedial program based on the NCTM Curriculum Focal Points, Math Foundations I, is intended to hasten students’ acquisition of 3rd to 5th grade skills. The course is suitable for students in grades 6 through 12 who need remedial instruction. When used together, Math Foundations I and II (covering grades 6–8) efficiently remediate the computational abilities and conceptual knowledge required to successfully complete high school-level math courses.

**Math Foundations II (Prescriptive Course)**

Prescriptive courses include unit pretests that are based on the content standards a student is expected to master. The pretests assess a student’s knowledge of each unit of content, identifying what the student has learned and any areas of deficiency.

Math Foundations II, which is based on the NCTM Curriculum Focal Points, is intended to hasten students’ acquisition of abilities appropriate for grades six through eight. The course is suitable for middle school curricula as well as high school remedial. The curriculum concurrently develops the computational abilities and conceptual knowledge required to successfully complete high school-level math courses.

**Math for College Readiness**

Mathematics for College Readiness provides a fourth-year math curriculum with the goal of helping students achieve the arithmetic proficiency necessary for success in postsecondary math programs. This full-year course is designed for students who need additional training due to their performance on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), and it is aligned with Florida’s Postsecondary Readiness Competencies in mathematics.

**Remedial Math**

Math basics are examined in Fundamental Math. As they get ready for increasingly difficult tasks, students develop foundational skills and broaden their knowledge. The subjects covered include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as fundamental number concepts such as whole numbers, counting, place value, rounding, exponents, and negative numbers. Additionally, the course covers problem-solving techniques, fundamental geometric principles, operations with fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, and measuring shapes.