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Does anyone know what kind of class "the Methods class" is in high school (in America)?
Is it something to do with computer or mathematics?
Thank you for your help.
In any case, it sounds like "Methods" means something like what we'd call "Practical". And if this is a science class (which it might be if it comes from the same passage as the physics question - another contextual clue - it probably does mean that.
That is, science classes are often divided into a theory and practical component. In the Methods, or Practical, class, you do experiments.
That's my guess.
It also may be the case that the full name of the subject contains the word "methods".
For instance: "Mathematical Methods in Physiscs", "Mathematical Methods in Theoretical Physics" or "Mathematical Methods in Engineering" - although these examples would not work for 'high school' but rather for at least 'college' level.
Since 'lab partners' was mentioned, the full name could read as something like
"Chemical Analysis Methods" or similar.
Subjects with long full names are very common referred by short abbreviations by students when context turns it all clear.
But this is just another guess, I believe Raymott's is more likely to be the correct answer here.