# Math Content by Unit

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The following table list the names and brief descriptions of each unit in CMP3. Each grade and course meet the CCSSM for grades 6, 7, 8 and Algebra 1.

## Unit Descriptions

### Grade 6

#### Prime Time: Factors and Multiples

Number theory, including factors, multiples, primes, composites, prime factorization; order of operations, distributive property.

#### Comparing Bits and Pieces: Ratios, Rational Numbers and Equivalence

Ratio, unit rate, rate tables, rational numbers, decimals, percents, equivalence, absolute value, number line.

#### Let’s Be Rational: Understanding Fraction Operations

Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division of fractions, fact families.

#### Covering and Surrounding: Two Dimensional Measurement

Area and perimeter relationships, area and perimeter of polygons, surface area and volume of rectangular prisms.

#### Decimal Ops: Computing with Decimals and Percents

Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of decimals, estimation; solutions for *a % of b = c*

#### Variables and Patterns: Focus on Algebra

Variables, variable expressions, equations, inequalities; representations of relationships in tables, graphs, equations.

#### Data About Us: Statistics and Data Analysis

Analysis of data distributions, including shape, measures of center (mean, median, mode) and variability (range, inter quartile range, mean absolute deviation).

### Grade 7

#### Shapes and Designs: Two Dimensional Geometry

Polygons, measurement of angles, angle sum of polygons, conditions for unique triangle, parallel lines and transversals.

#### Accentuate the Negative: Integers and Rational Numbers

Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of rational numbers, absolute value, opposites, order of operations, distributive property.

#### Stretching and Shrinking: Understanding Similarity

Enlarging a figure, effect of scale factors on perimeter and area, coordinate rules, ratios between and within similar figures; using similarity to find measures.

#### Comparing and Scaling: Ratios, Rates, Percent, Proportions

Ratios, unit rate, rate tables, constant of proportionality, solving proportions, includes markups, discounts, commission, measurement, conversion.

#### Moving Straight Ahead: Linear Relationships

Representing linear relationships in graphs, tables, equations; solving linear equations; slope, intercept, writing equation for linear relationship given points.

#### What Do You Expect: Probability and Expected Value

Probability models, experimental and theoretical probability, analysis of compound events.

#### Filling and Wrapping: Three Dimensional Measurement

Area circumference of circle; volume and surface area of rectangular and polygonal prisms, cylinders; volume of pyramids, cones, spheres; plane sections of prisms, pyramids; effect of scaling on surface area and volume.

#### Samples and Populations: Making Comparisons and Predictions

Sampling plans, effect of sample size, predicting population statistics, simulations, comparing sample statistics to draw inferences about two populations.

### Grade 8

#### Thinking With Mathematical Models: Linear and Inverse Variations

Linear models and equations, inverse variation models and equations, variability of numerical and categorical data.

#### Looking for Pythagoras: The Pythagorean Theorem

Pythagorean Theorem and converse, square roots, cube roots, irrational and real numbers, equation of circle.

#### Growing, Growing, Growing: Exponential Functions

Representing exponential growth with tables, graphs, equations; rules for exponents, scientific notation; Exponential Decay; growth/decay factors and rates.

#### Say it with Symbols: Making Sense of Symbols

Equivalent expressions, solving linear and quadratic equations; identify and represent linear, exponential and quadratic functions.

#### Butterflies, Pinwheels and Wallpaper: Symmetry and Transformations

Symmetry, transformations, congruence, similarity, coordinate proofs.

#### It's in the System: Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities

Solving linear systems graphically and algebraically, systems of functions and inequalities, solving systems of linear inequalities.

### Algebra I

#### Thinking With Mathematical Models: Linear and Inverse Variations

Linear models and equations, inverse variation models and equations, variability of numerical and categorical data.

#### Looking for Pythagoras: The Pythagorean Theorem

Pythagorean Theorem and converse, square roots, cube roots, irrational and real numbers, equation of circle.

#### Growing, Growing, Growing: Exponential Functions

Representing exponential growth with tables, graphs, equations; rules for exponents, scientific notation; Exponential Decay; growth/decay factors and rates.

#### Frogs and Fleas and Painted Cubes: Quadratic Functions

Representing quadratic functions, factoring quadratic expressions, patterns of change, effect of parameters.

#### Say it with Symbols: Making Sense of Symbols

Equivalent expressions, solving linear and quadratic equations; identify and represent linear, exponential and quadratic functions.

#### Butterflies, Pinwheels and Wallpaper: Symmetry and Transformations

Symmetry, transformations, congruence, similarity, coordinate proofs.

#### It's in the System: Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities

Solving linear systems graphically and algebraically, systems of functions and inequalities, solving systems of linear inequalities.