John Adams Middle School Santa Monica

Math Teachers

Ann Blevins
Joy Bridges
Lourdes Fernandez
Parisa Jung
Paul Karaiakoubian, Dept. Chair
Nikalas Mauck
Barbara Ransom
Glenn Sato

Course Links

> Math Department Home

> Area & Perimeter of Polygons

> Area & Circumference of Circles

> >Distributive Property

> Coordinate Plane

> Graphing Lines & Parabolas

JAMS Math Department

JAMS Mathematics Department


Course Description

  • Students simplify expressions before solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable. (4.0)
  • Students solve multistep problems, including word problems, involving linear equations and linear inequalities in one variable and provide justification for each step. (5.0 )
  • Students graph a linear equation and compute the x- and y- intercepts. (6.0)
  • Students verify that a point lies on a line, given an equation of the line. Students are able to derive linear equations. (7.0)
  • Students understand the concepts of parallel lines and how their slopes are related. (8.0 )
  • Students solve a system of two linear equations in two variables algebraically and are able to interpret the answer graphically. Students are able to solve a system of two linear inequalities in two variables and to sketch the solution sets. (9.0)
  • Students add, subtract, multiply, and divide monomial and polynomials. Student solve multistep problems, including world problems, by using these techniques. (10.0)
  • Students apply basic factoring techniques to second-and simple third-degree polynomials. These techniques include finding a common factor for all terms in a polynomial, recognizing the difference of two squares, and recognizing perfect squares of binomials. (11.0)
  • Students solve a quadratic equation by factoring or completing the square. (14.0)
  • Students apply algebraic techniques to solve rate problems, work problems, and percent mixture problems. (15.0)
  • Students use the quadratic formula to find the roots of a second - degree polynomial and to solve quadratic equations. (20.0)
  • Students graph quadratic functions and know that their roots are the x- intercepts. (21.0)
  • Students use the quadratic formula or factoring techniques or both to determine whether the graph of a quadratic function will intersect the x - axis in zero, one, or two points. (22.0)

Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District