Kings Bay Y
Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Middle school level mathematics focuses on the modules Ratios and Proportional Relationships; the Number System; Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities; Geometry; Probability and Statistics; and Functions. Students will be introduced to the concepts of operations involving ratios, rates, and proportional relationships.
In alignment with the NYS Learning Standards for English & Literacy, great emphasis is placed upon students’ development of:
1) Reading Comprehension: Thinking within the text, beyond the text, and about the text
2) The Writing Process: Conveying narrative information and crafting an argument
3) Language: Listening and Speaking skills
Grade 6 explores the history and geography of the ancient world, mostly located in the Eastern Hemisphere. Various civilizations, empires, and city-states are studied from the four perspectives of history, geography, economics, and government. Emphasis is placed on how geography shapes the political and cultural development of different societies.
Grade 7 studies United States history from pre-Columbian time through the period of Reconstruction.
Grade 8 continues the chronological study of U.S. History from the post-Reconstruction Era through the modern day.
Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design to pose questions, make predictions, observe experiments and draw conclusions. The science curriculum involves Physical Science in 6th grade, Life Science in 7th grade, and Earth Science in 8th grade.
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