The goal of this class is to develop fluency with rational numbers and proportional relationships. Students will extend their elementary skills and begin to learn algebra concepts that serve as a transition into formal Algebra and Geometry. Students will learn to think flexibly about relationships among fractions, decimals, and percents and they will learn to recognize and generate equivalent expressions and solve single-variable equations and inequalities. Students will analyze mathematical situations verbally, numerically, graphically, and symbolically, and learn to apply mathematical skills to meaningful real life experiences.