Our instructional time focuses on four critical areas:

· Connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems;

· Completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers

· Writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations

· Developing understanding of statistical thinking.

Our instructional time focuses on four critical areas:

· Developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships

· Developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations

· Solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume

· Drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

Our instructional time focuses on three critical areas

· Formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations

· Grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships

· Analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.