Anchor Standards for Math 
Scholastic MATH 
Ratios and Proportional Relationships


6.RP
Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.


Students become familiar with the concept of ratio and learn to see ratio relationships through solving many problems involving ratio and rate reasoning.

Students use ratio language and learn to convert between ratio, fraction, and percent.

Students solve realword problems using proportional reasoning, including those involving unit pricing, constant and average speed, percent, and converting units of measurement.

6.RP
Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve realworld and mathematical problems.


Articles promote student understanding of equivalent ratios and give students practice testing for equivalence.

Students learn to recognize and have opportunities to practice representing proportional relationships in solving many problems involving rates.

Many problems in the Fast Math section and various articles allow students to practice solving multistep ratio and percent problems.

The Number System


6.NS
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.


Articles targeting fraction multiplication and division give students practice solving these types of problems.

6.NS
Compute fluently with multidigit numbers and find common factors and multiples.


Many problems throughout Scholastic MATH give students opportunities to practice using the standard algorithm for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of multidigit numbers, including integers and decimals.

Features such as Star Spotlight focus on showing students how to find common factors and multiples, including greatest common factors and least common multiples.

6.NS
Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.


Articles in Math for Your Daily Life and Math at Work provide realworld contexts for understanding and ordering positive and negative numbers.

Students gain practice plotting positive and negative numbers on the number line and plotting points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane.

7.NS
Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.


Students practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing positive and negative integers.

Articles give realworld contexts for solving problems involving all four operations.

6.NS
Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers.


Students encounter irrational numbers such as pi and √2.

Expressions
and Equations


6.EE
Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.


Students evaluate expressions involving wholenumber exponents and meaningful realworld and mathematical contexts.

Students have many opportunities to write and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers in realworld contexts, and to evaluate such expressions at specific values of their variables.

In each issue, students evaluate arithmetic expressions with all four operations, using the order of operations, in Nutty Numbers.

Articles targeting properties such as inverse operations and problems involving solving algebraic equations promote student understanding of writing equivalent expressions.

6.EE
Reason about and solve onevariable equations and inequalities.


Articles in the magazine provide meaningful realworld problem contexts for which students can write and solve equations with one variable.

6.EE
Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.


Students work with problems involving a dependent and an independent variable in the context of proportional and other linear relationships in both the magazine and online extension activities.

Students develop an understanding of relationships between dependent and independent variables by looking at function tables and trends in line graphs.

7.EE
Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.


Many problems throughout the magazine provide students with opportunities to practice rewriting linear expressions using the properties of operations.

7.EE
Solve reallife and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.


Regular features in Fast Math as well as longer articles, such as those in Sports by the Numbers, provide opportunities for students to solve multistep problems with realworld contexts.

Students perform numerical calculations in a variety of forms, convert between numerical forms regularly, and are encouraged to use different strategies in Teacher’s Guide suggestions.

Word problems with meaningful realworld contexts give students practice writing and solving linear equations with one variable.

8.EE
Work with radicals and integer exponents.


Articles support students in learning and using the properties of integer exponents and evaluating expressions with integer exponents.

Problems in online extensions show students how to solve problems with x^{2} by using square root.

8.EE
Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.


Extension activities involving graphing proportional relationships and working with slope support student understanding of these concepts.

8.EE
Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.


Problems throughout the magazine provide students with practice solving linear equations.

Geometry


6.G
Solve realworld and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.


Students find perimeter and area of known shapes like rectangles, triangles, and parallelograms, and area of compound shapes by decomposing them.

Students find volume of threedimensional objects.

Students find surface area of threedimensional objects.

Students use the coordinate plane to draw polygons by plotting vertices at given points.

7.G
Draw, construct, and describe geometrical figures, and describe the relationships between them.


Students work with and create scale models and geometric figures in handson extension activities.

7.G
Solve reallife and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume.


Students learn and use the formulas for area and perimeter of polygons in meaningful problem contexts.

Students learn and use the formulas for surface area of threedimensional objects in meaningful problem contexts.

Students learn and use the formulas for volume of threedimensional objects in meaningful problem contexts.

Articles support students in finding area of compound shapes by decomposing them.

8.G
Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software.


Problems in practice tests support student learning about angle rotations.

Students develop understandings of the interior angles of triangles through practice test problems that involve examining and comparing them.

8.G
Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.


Students use the Pythagorean Theorem to find unknown sides of right triangles.

8.G
Solve realworld and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres.


In articles and online extensions, students learn and use the formulas for finding the volume of threedimensional objects, including cylinders, cones, and spheres.

Statistics and Probability


6.SP
Develop understanding of statistical variability.


Meaningful realworld contexts help students make sense of measures of center.

6.SP
Summarize and describe distributions.


Articles in Statistics and Sports by the Numbers give students practice finding and interpreting measures of central tendency, including mean, median, and mode.

Students practice making and interpreting displays of numerical data, including boxandwhisker plots.

7.SP
Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population.


In working with statistical data sets from meaningful realworld contexts, students develop understandings of sampling to generalize about a population.

7.SP
Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations.


Students practice making informal comparative inferences about two or more data sets by looking at measures of central tendency in online extension activities.

7.SP
Investigate chance processes, and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.


Students find probabilities of simple events.

Meaningful contexts for problems support student understanding of probability as a measure of greater or lesser likelihood.

8.SP
Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.


Statistics articles provide students with opportunities to interpret and analyze scatter plots.

Students interpret slope and look for trends using graphs in Statistics articles.

Functions


8.F
Define, evaluate, and compare functions.


Articles focus on promoting student understanding of functions using function tables and maps and representing functions in different ways.

8.F
Use functions to model relationships between quantities.


Specific articles focus on supporting students in using functions, asking them to fill in function tables, draw and use function maps, and construct functions to model linear relationships.

Students develop an understanding of functional relationships by interpreting and analyzing function tables and trends in line graphs.
