Middle School Math Curriculum
ROOM 206 - Ms. Monika Klokocki
The sixth grade program uses the Saxon Course 1 text. This program is both sequential and incremental in developing math concepts. Major strands include: relating math to real life situations; performing basic operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and integers; working with open equations; using estimation and mental math skills; developing math terminology and introducing algebraic and geometry concepts.
The seventh and eighth grade programs use the Glencoe Algebra 1 and Algebra 1 (2012) texts. The series is designed to prepare the students for middle school school mathematics. Major strands include: reviewing and reinforcing concepts taught in prior grades; translating word problems into equations; becoming familiar with calculator usage; developing algebraic concepts and methods; simplifying polynomials; identifying and using mathematical properties; graphing equations on the coordinate plane and simplifying expressions and equations.
Miss Klokocki is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary and Middle Level Education, with a minor in Math & Science Concepts, which includes endorsements in all four core subjects, plus English as a Second Language(ESL). She is a native born Polish speaker. She welcomes any student to challenge and best her in Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trivia. This is her 3rd year at St. Al's.