Mathematics

  • Mathematics instruction in Cupertino Union School District is guided by the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.  This includes a combination of content standards as well as the standards for mathematical practices.  

    Below you will find the latest resources regarding CUSD Middle School Math Pathways and the content that is covered in every course.

Middle School Mathematics Course Progressions

  • Math Progressions

    Middle School Math Course Offerings for 2020-21

    6th grade Math Course

    All 6th grade students will be enrolled in the Math 6 Flex course

    • 6th Grade Common Core Math, with a portion of 7th grade standards and optional extension work provided for future advanced coursework in 7th grade
    • Students will have the opportunity to fill any gaps that may have occured during distance learning

    Textbooks: CPM Core Connections 1 (Selected lessons from Chapters 1- 9) & CPM Core Connections 2 (Selected lessons from Chapters 1 - 5)

    Topics Taught*: Patterns, Multiple Representations Portions Web (fraction, percent, decimal), Probability, Arithmetic Strategies, Area, Perimeter, Integers, Variables and Ratios, Multiplying Fractions and Area, Division, Building Expressions, Rates and Operations, Statistics and Multiplication Equations, Volume,  Percents, Fractions and Integer Addition, Problem Solving

    *ALL students will engage in personalized learning designed to fill gaps and/or extend learning beyond the course topics.

     

     

    7th grade Math Courses

    There are three courses offered for our incoming 7th-grade students:

    7th Grade Common Core Math (MA7CC), with optional extension work  

    Textbooks: CPM Core Connections 2 ( Chapters 1 - 9)

    Topics Taught*: Introduction to Probability, Fraction and Integer Addition, Arithmetic Properties, Proportions and Expression, Multiple Representations Web (graph, table, equation), Probability, Solving Word Problems, Solving Inequalities and Equations, Proportions, Percent, Statistics, Angle Relationships, Circles,  Volume 

    *ALL students will engage in personalized learning designed to fill gaps and/or extend learning beyond the course topics.

    7th Grade Common Core Math Plus (MATH7+), with a portion of 8th grade standards 

    Textbooks: CPM Core Connections 2 (Selected lessons from Chapters 6 - 9) & CPM Core Connections 3 (Selected lessons from Chapters 1 - 10)

    Topics Taught*: Problem Solving, Simplifying with Variables, Solving Inequalities and Equations, Graphs and Equations, Multiple Representations Web (graph, table, equation), Systems of Equations, Proportions and Percent, Statistics, Angle Relationships, Circles and Volume, Transformations and Similarity, Slope and Association, Exponents and Functions, Angles and the Pythagorean Theorem, Surface Area and Volume. 

    *ALL students will engage in personalized learning designed to fill gaps and/or extend learning beyond the course topics.

    Algebra 1 Common Core Math (MA7AC), with a portion of 8th grade standards 

    Textbooks: CPM Core Connections 3 (Selected lessons from Chapters 7-10) & CPM Core Connections Algebra (Lessons from Chapters 1-11)

    Topics*: Slope and Association, Exponents and Functions, Angles and the Pythagorean Theorem, Surface Area and Volume, Functions, Linear Representations, Simplifying and Solving Equations, Systems of Equations, Sequences, Modeling Two-Variable Data, Exponential Functions, Quadratic Functions, Solving Quadratics and Inequalities, Solving Complex Equations, Functions and Data

    *ALL students will engage in personalized learning designed to fill gaps and/or extend learning beyond the course topics.

     

    8th grade Math Courses

    There are three courses offered for our incoming 8th-grade students:

    8th Grade Common Core Math (MA8CC)

    Textbook: CPM Core Connections 3 (Chapters 1-10)

    Topics: Problem Solving, Simplifying with Variables, Graphs and Equations, Multiple Representations, Systems of Equations, Transformations and Similarity, Slope and Association, Exponents and Functions, Angles and the Pythagorean Theorem, Surface Area and Volume

    ALL students will engage in personalized learning designed to fill gaps and extend learning beyond the course topics.

    Algebra 1 Common Core Math (MA8AC), with a portion of 8th grade standards 

    Textbooks: CPM Core Connections 3 (Selected lessons from Chapters 7 and 9) * & CPM Core Connections Algebra (Lessons from Chapters 1-11)

    Topics: Slope and Association, Angles and the Pythagorean Theorem (*CC3 topics phased out in 2021, will be covered in Math 7+), Functions, Linear Representations, Simplifying and Solving Equations, Systems of Equations, Sequences, Modeling Two-Variable Data, Exponential Functions, Quadratic Functions, Solving Quadratics and Inequalities, Solving Complex Equations, Functions and Data

    ALL students will engage in personalized learning designed to fill gaps and extend learning beyond the course topics.

    Geometry Common Core Math (MAAGC), with a portion of 8th grade standards 

     Textbook: CPM Core Connections Geometry (Chapters 1- 12)

    Prerequisite: Students must complete a year long Algebra course at a CUSD School or Similar LEA. The expectation is that Geometry students are proficient in Algebra skills as they will continue to be utilized; in particular, simplifying expressions, solving equations and systems of equations, writing linear equations, and factoring quadratics. 

    Topics: Shapes and Transformations, Angles and Measurements, Justification and Similarity, Trigonometry and Probability, Completing the Triangle, Congruent Triangles, Proof and Quadrilaterals, Polygons and Circles, Solids and Constructions, Circles and Conditional Probability, Solids and Circles, Conics and Closure

    Please note: Placement into Geometry requires the completion of Algebra at CUSD or a comparable Local Education Agency (LEA). 

      

    If you have further questions, please contact Marie Crawford at crawford_marie@cusdk8.org. Thank you.