Pre-Algebra - 7th Grade
This program stresses an interactive, thematic approach to mathematics. This program explores problem solving and algebra, integers, ratio, proportion and percent, statistical analysis, patterns in geometry, number theory, rational numbers, real numbers, functions, area, perimeter, surface area, and volume.
Algebra Readiness - 8th Grade
This program begins by reviews in important topics covered in Pre-Algebra and then introduces the students to the concepts in Algebra A. The first four quarters are taught at Placerita and then students take Algebra B/C in the 9th grade.
Students who score 90% on the Placerita placement test may qualify for this one-year algebra course. This class moves at a faster pace and will cover the topics in Algebra ABC plus polynomials, factoring, quadratic and exponential functions, rational expressions and equations, and radical expressions and equations.
7th graders who successfully complete Algebra I with a minimum of a “B+” average and pass a placement test OR who have an 80% passing rate on the Algebra standards test may be able to take Geometry in the 8th grade. This course covers points, lines and planes, reasoning and proof, perpendicular and parallel lines, congruent triangles, quadrilaterals, proportion and similarity, right triangles and trigonometry, circles, polygon and area, surface area and volume, coordinate geometry and transformations.