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Fort Wayne, Indiana


Jr High Math & Science

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Welcome to Junior High Math and Science!

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Math

6th Grade Math covers positive rational numbers, integers, numeric and algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities, rates and ratios, percents, area and volume, and data collection. Each concept advances and builds on previous skills that were learned in elementary-level classes.

7th Grade Math covers rational number operations, proportional relationships, analyzing percent problems, equivalent expressions, equations and inequalities, sampling and inferences, probability, and geometry. Each concept prepares them for upper-level math, including Algebra and Geometry.

8th Grade Math covers real numbers, analyzing and solving linear equations, using functions to model relationships, bivariate data, systems of linear equations, transformations in geometry, the Pythagorean theorem, and surface area and volume. At the end of the year, we advance into algebra standards such as polynomials and the quadratic formula. By incorporating algebra standards, it gives students the opportunity to be exposed to them earlier and go into high school ahead of the game.

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6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Science

6th Grade Science focuses on standards that include engineering processes, bodies of the solar system, the Earth-Moon-Sun system, homeostasis, food chains/webs/pyramids, organism relationships, abiotic/biotic factors, invasive species, ecosystem organization, motion of objects, potential and kinetic energy, and the properties of light and sound. 6th graders take ILearn in the spring which covers the Indiana science and computer science state standards.

7th Grade Science covers engineering processes, rocks and minerals, Earth’s geological history, continental drift and tectonic plate processes, Earth’s interior layers, Indiana’s Karst topography and glaciation, synthetic materials, renewable and nonrenewable energy, prokaryotic/eukaryotic cells, mitosis, cellular organization and function, body systems, plant and animal cells, properties of solids/liquids/gases, Law of Conservation of Mass, Newton’s Laws, Law of Conservation of Energy, and heat transfer by radiation/convection/conduction.

8th Grade Science covers weather and climate change, Earth’s water cycle, environmental human impact, genetic information and DNA, viruses and bacteria, meiosis, Punnett squares, inherited traits, natural selection, taxonomic levels, subatomic particles in an atom, the periodic table, density, physical/chemical changes, and balancing chemical equations. In addition to evolutionary topics, we also review the Catholic church’s teachings on evolution and natural selection.



Mrs. Martha Wyss – 8th grade and Middle School Mathematics and Science Teacher


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