Mathematics
 Middle School Mathematics General Information
 Mathematics Course Sequence 20242025
 6^{th} Grade Mathematics
 7^{th} Grade Mathematics
 8^{th} Grade Mathematics
 Middle School Mathematics Frequently Asked Questions
Middle School Mathematics General Information
Mathematics education is key to ensuring students are academically prepared and confident to pursue higher education or specialized career training. To be college and careerready, today's students require an education that goes far beyond what was needed by students in the past.
In Middle School, our math program, as aligned to the state standards, guides student learning so that...
 Students build deep conceptual understanding. Students will make sense of mathematics, explore math concepts and relationships, and communicate their understanding of mathematics.
 Students develop computational fluency. Students will practice and apply algorithms and math processes efficiently, accurately, and precisely.
 Students apply math to realworld problems. Students will use math to describe realworld situations, solve problems, reason, and justify their solutions.
 Students establish a growth mindset. Students will grow in their belief that they can learn mathematics, and establish habits of effort, persistence, determination, and learning from both successes and failures.
Our middle school mathematics courses allow all students the opportunity to accelerate and advance their learning in mathematics by building a solid mathematical foundation.
Mathematics Course Sequence 20242025
Path 1 
Path 2 
Path 3 

Middle School 
Math 1 Grade 6 Math 2 Grade 7 Math 3 Grade 8 
Math 12 Grade 6 Math 23 Grade 7 Algebra 1 Grade 8 
Math 23 Grade 6 Algebra 1 Grade 7 Geometry Grade 8 
High School 
Algebra 1 Grade 9 Geometry Grade 10 
Geometry Grade 9 Algebra 2 Grade 10 
Algebra 2 Grade 9 PreCalculus Grade 10 
Most Common High School, Math Path after Geometry 
Algebra 2 Grade 11 PreCalculus Grade 12 
PreCalculus Grade 11 Calculus/AP Calculus Grade 12 
AP Calculus Grade 11 AP Calculus BC/Statistics 
High School options for Algebra 1 and beyond, refer to the High School course guide:
Skyline High School * Courses will vary for International Baccalaureate (IB)
6^{th} Grade Mathematics
Sixth Grade
For more information to help choose which path is best for you, see Mathematics Course Sequence above and refer to the Mathematics Frequently Asked Questions below.
Math 1 (KM601)
Learning Recommendations: 5^{th} Grade Math, enrolled in 6^{th} grade.
Description: This course addresses the State Standards for Mathematics for Grade 6 by developing students’ abilities to problem solve, reason and communicate mathematics through the Standards for Math Practice. Student learning focuses on conceptual understanding and fluency in adding and subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions and decimal numbers; rational numbers including negative numbers, connecting ratios and unit to proportional relationships, writing and interpreting expressions and equations and inequalities. Students that take Math 1 in 6^{th} grade commonly take Algebra in 9^{th} grade and PreCalculus in 12^{th} grade. This course supports a wide range of career and college entry requirements.
Math 12 (KM602)
Learning Recommendations: Level 3 and 4 grades in 5th grade math, Level 3 or 4 on iReady and SBA assessments, enrolled in 6^{th} grade.
Description: This course starts in the same place as Math 1, but is taught at a faster pace, introducing new concepts quickly, it covers all of the standards in Math 1 as well as the first half of Math 2. This course focuses on the Grade 6 and selected Grade 7 State Standards for Mathematics by developing students’ abilities to problem solve, reason and communicate mathematics through the Standards for Math Practice. The main topics of this course are proportional relationships, operations with rational numbers, constant of proportionality, scale drawings and geometric constructions as well as statistical sampling. Students that take Math 12 in 6^{th} grade commonly take Algebra in 8^{th} grade and Calculus in 12^{th} grade. Students considering a future a mathbased career such as sciences, technology, or engineering should consider taking this course in 6^{th} grade.
Math 23 (KM702)
Learning Recommendations: For students taking Math 23 in 6th grade: Level 4 grades in 5th grade math. Winter iReady Math score of 4.07 or higher, knowledge of math 12 concepts.
Description: This course covers the second half of Math 2 and all of the standards taught in Math 3. This course focuses on selected Grade 7 State Standards and all of the State Standards for Grade 8. Student learning focuses on systems of linear equations, functions, and relationships, 2D and 3D space, and the Pythagorean Theorem. Sixth grade students that take this course skip the content taught in Math 12 and are taught at a faster pace, introducing new concepts quickly. Students that take Math 23 in 6^{th} grade commonly take Geometry in 8^{th} grade and Algebra II in 9^{th} grade and two years of Calculus in 11^{th} and 12^{th} grade. Students considering a future a mathbased career such as sciences, technology, or engineering should consider taking this course in 6^{th} grade.
CC8/Algebra 1 (MT980)
Learning Requirement: Sixth grade students cannot register for this course. Sixth grade students must pass a placement test. The placement test will be given May/June. Information regarding testing will be shared though district news in the spring.
Description: This course is a high school level course. Sixth grade students that take CC8/Algebra 1 skip the content taught in Math 1, Math 2 and are taught at a compacted pace, this course covers the second half of Math 3 and all of the standards for Algebra 1. This course focuses on equations, linear and exponential relationships, descriptive statistics and quadratic functions. Students that take this course in 6^{th} grade commonly take Algebra 2 in 8^{th} grade. This also may result in a gap year when taking Calculus.
Transportation to high school in 8th grade: You must provide transportation to the nearest high school for CC Algebra 2 for the entire 8^{th} grade year.
Skyline High School coursework: If your child is planning to pursue an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma at Skyline High School, they will have to find an alternate math course (Statistics is recommended) in 9^{th} grade as students are not allowed to enter the IB math pathway until grade 10.
7^{th} Grade Mathematics
7^{th} Grade
Math 2 (KM701)
Learning Recommendations: Math 1, enrolled in 7^{th} grade.
Description: This course addresses the State Standards for Mathematics for Grade 7 by developing students’ abilities to problem solve, reason and communicate mathematics through the Standards for Math Practice. Students’ learning focuses on proportional relationships, operations with rational numbers, linear equations, scale drawings and statistical sampling.
Math 23 (KM702)
Learning Recommendations: For students taking Math 23 in 7th grade: Grade B or better in Math 1 2 in 6th grade, Level 34 on iReady and SBA assessments in 6th grade.
Description: This course is taught at a compacted pace, it covers the second half of Math 2 and all of the standards taught in Math 3. This course focuses selected Grade 7 State Standards and all of the State Standards for Grade 8. Student learning focuses on systems of linear equations, functions and relationships, 2D and 3D space, and the Pythagorean Theorem.
CC8/Algebra 1 (MT980)
Learning Recommendations: For students taking CC8/Algebra 1 in 7th grade: Grade B or better in CC7/8 in 6th grade, Level 34 on iReady and SBA assessments in 6th grade.
Description: This is a high school level course and is taught at a compacted pace; it covers the second half of CC8 and all of the standards for Algebra 1. This course focuses on equations, linear and exponential relationships, descriptive statistics and quadratic functions
Geometry (MT981)
Learning Recommendations: For students taking Geometry in 7th grade: Grade B or better in CC8/Algebra 1 in 6th grade.
Description: This course is a high school level course. This course is aligned to the WA State Standards for Geometry. Student learning focuses on congruence and construction, trigonometry, proof and modeling, coordinate geometry, circles and probability.
8^{th} Grade Mathematics
8^{th} Grade
Math 3 (KM801)
Learning Recommendations: Math CC 7, enrolled in 8^{th} grade.
Description: This course addresses the State Standards for Mathematics for Grade 8 by developing students’ abilities to problem solve, reason and communicate mathematics through the Standards for Math Practice. Students’ learning in this course focuses on systems of linear equations, functions and relationships, 2D and 3D space and the Pythagorean Theorem.
Math CC8/Algebra 1 (MT980)
Learning Recommendations: 'For students taking CC8/Algebra 1 in 8th grade: Grade B or better in CC7/8 in 7th grade, Level 34 on iReady and SBA assessments.
Description: This is a high school level course and is taught at a compacted pace; it covers the second half of CC8 and all of the standards for Algebra 1. This course focuses on equations, linear and exponential relationships, descriptive statistics and quadratic functions
Geometry (MT981)
Learning Recommendations: For students taking Geometry in 8th grade: Grade B or better in CC8/Algebra 1 in 7th grade, Level 4 on iReady and SBA assessments.
Description: This course is a high school level course. This course is aligned to the WA State Standards for Geometry. Student learning focuses on congruence and construction, trigonometry, proof and modeling, coordinate geometry, circles and probability.
Algebra 2 (MT300)
Learning Recommendations: For students taking Algebra 2 in 8th grade: B or better in both Geometry and Algebra 1, Bor better on class assessments in Geometry and Algebra 1.
Description: This course is a high school level course and is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout this course and, together with the content standards, prescribe students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Algebra 2 is designed to prepare students for more advanced algebrabased math and science classes, such as Precalculus and Physics. Student learning focuses on absolute value and quadratic functions, polynomial, rational and radical functions, trigonometric functions and exponential and logarithmic functions.
Transportation to high school in 8th grade: You must provide transportation to the nearest high school for CC Algebra 2 for the entire 8^{th} grade year.
Middle School Mathematics Frequently Asked Questions
The math class you choose in 6^{th} grade determines the math courses you take in 7^{th} and 8^{th} grade as well as influences your choices for math courses in High School. Use the planning guide and mathematics course sequence to map out your threeyear plan for middle school mathematics. We also encourage you to think ahead about the sequence of courses you will want to take in high school, the courses you take now can impact your options later. This way you will know what courses to choose in middle school to be prepared for the high school courses and your future that interest you.
 What is the difference between Math 1 and Math 12?
 What is the difference between Math 12 and Math 23?
 What if I want to register for CC8/Algebra 1?
 What if I want to change my math sequence?
What is the difference between Math 1 and Math 12?
Both Math 1 and Math 12 start at the same point. Math 1 teaches all of the grade level standards for mathematics for Grade 6, any 6^{th} grade student may take Math 1. Math 1 most commonly leads to taking Algebra in 9^{th} grade and PreCalculus, Personal Finance or Statistics in 12^{th} grade. This path supports a wide range of careers and college entrance requirements.
Math 12 teaches all of the grade level standards for mathematics for Grade 6 as well as half of the standards for Grade 7. Since more standards are taught the pacing for the class is faster and new concepts are introduced at a quicker pace. Students that have at least a level 3 math grade from 5^{th} grade and at least a level 3 iReady score on the Winter iReady Math assessment should consider taking Math 12. Math 12 most commonly leads to taking Algebra in 8^{th} grade and Calculus in 12^{th} grade. Many colleges recommend Calculus in High School for students pursuing careers in science, technology and engineering.
What is the difference between Math 12 and Math 23?
Math 23 is considered an advanced course if taken in 6^{th} grade. Students should consider the learning recommendations for taking advanced course as explained in the Middle School Curriculum Information. Math 23 teaches the second half of 7^{th} grade mathematical standards and all of the standards for 8^{th} grade. Sixth grade students that take Math 23 skip all of the content taught in Math 12. In addition to skipping content, since more than one grade level of standards are taught the pacing for the class is faster and new concepts are introduced at a quicker pace. Students should consider taking Math 23 if they have a level 4 math grade from 5^{th} grade and score 523 or higher on the Winter iReady Math assessment. Students that take Math 23 in 6^{th} grade commonly take Geometry in 8^{th} grade and Algebra II in 9^{th} grade and two years of Calculus in 11^{th} and 12^{th} grade. Students considering a future a mathbased career such as sciences, technology, or engineering should consider taking this course in 6^{th} grade.
What if I want to register for CC8/Algebra 1?
Students should register for Math 23. Sixth grade students must pass a placement test to be enrolled in Algebra 1 in 6^{th} grade. Signups for the Pathway D Placement Test for the 20242025 school year are open from April 18^{th} to May 10^{th}. No further signups will be accepted.
The Pathway D Placement test will be offered on the following dates at the administration building:
 Tuesday, May 21^{st} (57pm)
 Wednesday, May 22^{nd} (2:304:30p)
 Thursday, May 23^{rd} (57pm)
Interested students can sign up here: https://forms.office.com/r/ZhfXcbpnhS
This course is a high school level course. Sixth grade students that take CC8/Algebra 1 skip the content taught in Math 1, Math 2 and are taught at a compacted pace, this course covers the second half of Math 3 and all of the standards for Algebra 1. This course focuses on equations, linear and exponential relationships, descriptive statistics and quadratic functions. Students that take this course in 6^{th} grade commonly take Algebra 2 in 8^{th} grade. This also may result in a gap year when taking Calculus.
Transportation to high school in 8th grade: You must provide transportation to the nearest high school for CC Algebra 2 for the entire 8^{th} grade year.
Skyline High School coursework: If your child is planning to pursue an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma at Skyline High School, they will have to find an alternate math course (Statistics is recommended) in 9^{th} grade as students are not allowed to enter the IB math pathway until grade 10.
What if I want to change my math sequence?
It is possible to start in one math path and change paths during middle and high school. Students may decide they need to move to a different path depending on their level of challenge and performance. Students should contact their school counselor to discuss the options to change math courses during the school year and if they are considering enrolling in different path during registration.
More information about changing math pathways and use of online learning resources to help change math pathways is available in the Learning Recommendations page of the Online Learning pages.