Bay City Public Schools
910 N. Walnut Street
Bay City, Michigan 48706

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." ~ Albert Einstein

 Bay City Public Schools

Honors Math

Students who are enrolled in the Honors Math courses will be learning materials that is accelerated a grade beyond their grade level peers.

6th Grade

The concepts students will be learning are similar to a traditional Pre-Algebra class.

  • Understand derived quantities
  • Solve problems involving rates, ratios, and proportions
  • Recognize irrational numbers
  • Compute with rational numbers
  • Understand and apply directly proportional relationships and relate to linear relationships
  • Understand and represent linear functions
  • Understand and solve problems about inversely proportional relationships
  • Apply basic properties of real numbers in algebraic contexts
  • Combine algebraic expressions and solve equations
  • Draw and construct geometric objects
  • Understand the concept of similar polygons, and solve related problems
  • Represent and interpret data
  • Compute statistics about data sets

7th Grade

The focus of the content expectations is Algebra in nature.

  • Expressions
  • Solving equations
  • Quadratic relationships
  • Direct variation
  • Indirect variation
  • Slope
  • Exponents
  • Radicals
  • Transformational geometry
  • Data
  • Probability

Students will work individually, in pairs, or in groups to solve mathematical problems.

8th Grade - Algebra 1

The class is a one-year accelerated course for the self motivated learner. The Michigan Merit Curriculum for Algebra 1 will reinforce the basic language rules of Algebra including:

  • Write and understand basic algebraic expressions
  • Solve and Graph:
    • Linear equations and inequalities
    • Quadratic equations and inequalities
    • Logarithmic and exponential equations
  • Explore polynomials
  • Examine the relationship between logarithmic and exponential functions
  • Examine various representations of functions including tables, graphs, and equations
  • Use real and complex numbers
  • Examine relationships between multiple sets of data

Textbook web-based support Algebra 1