Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.

Albert Einstein

Students at ADNOC schools learn to appreciate the beauty of mathematics; the universal language, through discovering its role in the environment around them and understanding its importance to their present and future.


In Middle school math, students build their understanding of mathematical concepts needed for upper level algebra and geometry. They accumulate knowledge and skills to investigate real mathematical phenomena and solve some real-life problems. Technology is integrated in the mathematics curriculum through a variety of tools and resources. The mathematics curriculum is based on common core state standards and Massachusetts for mathematical content and practices.


Students learn how to use mathematics with other subjects to promote a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) education.

Project based learning is implemented in all courses. Students explore concepts, draw conjectures and learn by doing. We believe that no student should be left behind. Math teachers always give constructive feedback to students and support during and after school. Students can choose between two pathways depending on their readiness and college choices.

  • The "compacted" pathway, in which students would complete the content of 7th grade, 8th grade, and the High School Algebra I course in grades 7 (Compacted 7th Grade) and 8 (8th Grade Algebra I), it will enable them to reach Calculus or other college level courses by their senior year. This pathway is recommended to students who wish to enter college and career fields in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

  • The regular pathway in which students would complete the High School Algebra I course in grade 9, this pathway will lead  to pre-calculus or FST in grade 12 thus to preparation for college and career readiness. It is recommended to students who wish to enter college and career fields related to Humanities, Social Sciences, or Arts.

Middle School Courses:

Mathematics I or Grade 6 Math

This course builds skills and concepts using incremental instruction, practice and review to ensure mastery of basic mathematical skills.  The course enhances students' understanding of ratios, proportional relationships, division of fractions, and the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers. Students write, interpret, and use expressions and equations. They also develop their understanding of statistical thinking.

Mathematics II or Grade 7 Math

This course is designed to prepare students for Algebra. It develops students' understanding and application of proportional relationships, operations with rational numbers, expressions and linear equations. Students solve problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions. They work with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume. They draw inferences about populations based on samples.

Prerequisites: Mathematics I


This course is offered to 8th graders who choose the regular pathway. It is designed to reinforce and build upon accumulated mathematical skills with additional advanced computation, including an emphasis on algebraic concepts. The course topics include fractions, decimals, percent, positive integers, negative integers, rational numbers, ratios, proportions and solving algebraic equations. Students develop and expand problem-solving skills (creatively and analytically) in order to solve word problems. Successful completion of this course prepares students for success in Algebra I.

Prerequisites: Mathematics II

Algebra I

This course is offered to 8th graders. The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learn in the middle grades. The course extends understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Students are engaged in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. Algebra I topics include relationships between quantities, reasoning with equations, linear and exponential relationships, descriptive statistics, expressions and equations, quadratics functions and modeling.

Prerequisites: Mathematics II