Daily math lessons concentrate on extending problem-solving and number theory skills. Students incorporate the use of ratio, proportion and percent to calculate the lengths of similar figures in a unit on indirect measurements. Word problems involving percents, estimation, probability, decimals, and fractions serve as additional review.
This seminar introduces students to the Golden Rule of Equations: what is done to one side of the equation must be done to the other. Children practice one-step and two-step equation-solving and are introduced to calculations with positive and negative numbers as well as the concept of absolute value. This course culminates in an introduction to polynomials.
Geometry in the seventh grade focuses on the divisions of the circle and regular polygons as well as properties of angles. Lessons utilize a visual approach, as students make observations through their precise drawings of the geometric forms.