SUMMER MATH COURSES
6th - 8th Grade
BASIC MATH SKILLS REVIEW
This class is designed as a review of 5th-grade math concepts for incoming 6th graders in order for them to begin 6th-grade math with a solid foundation. The class will focus on the fundamentals including basic operations with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Class limited to incoming 6th graders only.
MATH 6 INTRO
This class is for incoming 6th graders working at grade level and coded for regular PVCM 6 in the fall, as well as incoming 7th graders needing additional support. This class will cover whole numbers arithmetic, writing and calculating rational numbers (fractions and decimals), divisibility rules, number theory, and mathematical puzzles.
SUMMER PATHWAY TO PVCM 6 ACCELERATED
This course is available to current 5th grade students who would benefit from further instruction to prepare for entrance into PVCM 6 Accelerated in sixth grade. Completion of this course, will strengthen students' mathematical skill base, provide a stronger foundation of conceptual understanding and better prepare students for the fast pace and rigor associated with the accelerated-level coursework. PVPUSD encourages students to attend this summer program (or enroll in an independent study option*) particularly if the student was not initially recommended by his or her fifth-grade teacher for the PVCM 6 Accelerated course.
*(Please contact PVPUSD Educational Services Office for enrollment inquiry of an independent study option).
MATH 7 INTRO
This class is for students coded into PVCM 6 Accelerated or PVCM 7, and 8th graders needing additional support. This class will cover integer arithmetic, the real number system, order of operations, variables and expressions, equations and inequalities, ratios and proportions, and mathematical puzzles. Incoming 6th graders must be coded for PVCM 6 Accelerated in the fall.
MATH 8 INTRO
This class is for students coded into PVCM 7/8 Accelerated for incoming 8th graders coded for PVCM 8 in the fall. This class will cover problem-solving simple and complex equations, angles and triangles, graphing and writing single and systems of linear equations, functions, real numbers, the Pythagorean Theorem and mathematical puzzles.
This class is for students coded into Algebra Accelerated or Geometry in the fall. This class will cover arithmetic and factoring of polynomials, systems of equations, radical expressions and advanced problem-solving. Students will test their wits on a variety of brain teasers and mathematical puzzles as well as explore some of the skills needed in math competitions.
SUMMER BRIDGE TO ALGEBRA
This course is available to students who have completed PVCM 7 and wish to enroll in Algebra 1 in the 8th-grade starting with the 2020-2021 school year. Instructional time will include the additional content in PVCM 7/8 Accelerated that is not covered in PVCM 7. PVPUSD encourages students to attend this Bridge Class (or enroll in an independent study option*) in order to familiarize them with the information they have not yet encountered, provided a stronger foundation of conceptual understanding and better prepared for the content associated with the Algebra 1 course.
(Please contact PVPUSD Educational Services Office for enrollment inquiry of an independent study option).