Middle School Math at Willow

Florida Everyday Math Curriculum

The Everyday Math Program in Middle School

The Everyday Math program was developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project Center (UCSMP) for Elementary Mathematics and Science.  Founded in 1983, the most recent addition was updated in 2007.   Today nearly 3 million children worldwide use this program.  Willow has been using this program since 2004 when the school began.

Willow embraces the Everyday Math curriculum. We use the Kindergarten through grade 6 program as well as the Transitional Math in 7th grade and Algebra I in 8th grade.

The UCSMP Everyday Math 6th grade curriculum is based on research results, field-test experiences, and the mathematics that students will need in the 21st century. The program incorporates:

  • Problem-Solving
  • Independent Activities
  • Partner and Small-Group Work
  • Hands-on Activities
  • Mathematical Discussions
  • Games

The Transitional Math (7th Grade) course provides opportunities for students to visualize and demonstrate concepts with a focus on real-world applications. The Everyday Math curriculum emphasizes:

  • Problem Solving
  • Everyday Applications
  • Use of Technology
  • Reading
  • Development of Basic Skills
  • Maintaining Basic Skills
  • Graphic Calculator Use

Topics Covered include:

  • Applied Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Variables to Generalize Patterns
  • Formulas

Algebra I (8th Grade)  -The UCSMP Algebra has a scope far wider than most other algebra texts, with mathematical topics integrated throughout. Concepts and skills are taught with a variety of approaches. Some of these include:

  • Statistics
  • Geometry
  • Linear Expressions and Sentences
  • Probability
  • Algebraic Fractions and Functions
  • Expressions and Equations described graphically, symbolically, and in tables
  • Graphing Calculator Use
  • Computer Algebra Systems Technology

To learn more about the Transitional Math and Algebra I curriculum, visit their website at: About 7th & 8th Grade Programs