# Middle School - Math

Intermediate Math, constructed again with an emphasis on problem-solving techniques, is targeted to Middle School students (grades 6-8). It builds on Elementary Math, adding:

- algebraic techniques
- graphing
- functions
- 3-dimensional figures

The educators who authored the course did so with an emphasis on problem-solving techniques. Grouping together grade levels allows teachers to easily review and reinforce lower-level material before introducing a higher-level treatment of the same or a related topic.

The Math Skills section allows students to practice a variety of computational skills. Questions are generated dynamically, so students never run out of practice opportunities! These skill questions can easily be incorporated into any Castle Learning assignment (Not just math….think science!). In Intermediate Math, the following areas of practice are emphasized:

- Analyzing Data – Mean and Median
- Working with Decimals – Comparing and Ordering, Rounding, Dividing, Changing Metric Units, Powers of 10, and more.
- Working with Fractions – Greatest Common Factor, Least Common Multiple, Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers, Prime Factorization, and more.
- Ratio, Proportion, and Percent – Solving Portions and Ratios, Simple Interest, Percents and Fractions, Percents and Decimals, and more.
- Integers, Rational Numbers, and Real Numbers – Comparing and Ordering Integers, Absolute Value, Powers and Exponents, and more.
- Algebra: Equations and Functions – Order of Operations, Variables and Expressions, Solving Two-Step Equations, and more.
- Problem Solving – Estimation and Rounding