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  • -Advanced classes not only move faster than the regular courses, but in addition, an entire year of math will be skipped. -Placement is based on class grades, assessment data (MAP, eValaute), and teacher recommendations.-Upon beginning advanced courses, students and parents will sign a contract agreeing to the increased amount of homework and rigor in the course. In addition, students in advanced courses must earn a B- to remain in the course.-All students take a placement test at the end of each year to double check that students are properly placed.
  • Most 6th grade students entering TMS will take Math 6.
  • Most 7th graders take Math 7.Select 6th graders will take this course based on recommendations from elementary school.
  • Most 8th graders take pre-algebraSelect 7th graders will take this course based on math class performance, assessment scores, recommendations, and the end of the year placement test. This is the last “middle school” course students take.
  • This course is for select students who have successfully completed pre-algebra and are ready to move on in math. Since it is taken for high school credit, teachers follow the pacing of high school math teachers. For this class, students will need a graphing calculator.Students enrolled in algebra will take the Algebra End of Course Exam instead of their grade level MAP test.
  • A very few select students will take this course after completing Algebra.Students enrolled in algebra will take the Geometry End of Course Exam instead of their grade level MAP test.

1 23-14 math-curriculum night presentation from tms 1 23-14 math-curriculum night presentation from tms Presentation Transcript

  • SPERRENG MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS Courses Curriculum Calculators
  • COURSE OPTIONS 6th grade Math 6 Math 7-advanced class for students who are prepared to skip a full year of math curriculum 7th grade Math 7 Pre-Algebra-advanced class for students who have successfully completed Math 7 8th grade Pre-Algebra Algebra-advanced class for students who have successfully completed Math 7 and PreAlgebra and are now ready to complete a high school math course Geometry-advanced class for students who skipped 2 full years of math and have successfully completed Pre-Algebra and Algebra
  • MATH 6 This course builds upon the foundational skills from elementary school involving computation of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. Students delve deeper into graphs, measurement, ratios, percentages, geometry, and metric system. New skills are introduced, including integer operations.
  • MATH 7 Placement is based on MAP and eValuate scores, 6th grade math grades, placement test scores, and teacher recommendations. This course reinforces and extends basic computational skills of all rational numbers (whole numbers, decimals, fractions). Students explore measurement (metric and standard), proportions, geometry, integers, and problem solving. New skills are introduced, including expressions and equations.
  • PRE-ALGEBRA Placement is based on MAP and eValuate scores, 6th and 7th grade math grades, placement test scores, and teacher recommendations. This course is designed to prepare students for algebra at the high school level. Emphasis is placed on mastery of basic skills, introductory algebraic concepts and problem solving skills. Students apply their knowledge of rational numbers with equations and expressions. They extend their skills in measurement, geometry, and integers.
  • ALGEBRA (HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT) Placement is based on MAP and eValuate scores, Pre-Algebra grades, placement test scores, and teacher recommendations. Course is taken for high school credit and follows the common pacing of high school algebra. Topics studied include variables, operations with integers, properties of equations, inequalities, operations with polynomials, factoring, algebraic fractions, simultaneous linear equations, irrational numbers, and quadratic equations. Students apply skills to solve real world problems. In order to remain enrolled in Algebra, students must be willing to devote extra time and effort required by the level of difficulty and the amount of homework inherent to the program. All students in advanced math must exhibit proficiency (B- average, test mastery, and/or daily homework completion) in the course in order to be recommended for Geometry the following year. Students who do not meet the criteria will be allowed to drop the class by the end of first quarter and moved to regular eighth grade math (Pre-Algebra); this will permit students to successfully complete Algebra I in 9th grade. If a student remains in Algebra past first quarter, the grade earned (A, B, C, D, or F) will be on their high school transcript. Additionally, students earning an F will not be allowed to move on to Geometry at the high school.
  • GEOMETRY (HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT) Placement is based on MAP and eValuate scores, 6th and 7th grade math grades, placement test scores, and teacher recommendations. Course is taken for high school credit and follows the common pacing of high school geometry. This course focuses on applications of theorems, postulates, and definitions of geometry. Students study deductive proofs and what they involve. The curriculum builds upon arithmetic and algebra skills attained in previous math courses to extend toward visual representations.
  • CALCULATORS Students who are enrolled in $10-$15 Students who are enrolled in Algebra Math 6, Math 7, or Pre-Algebra Recommended: Recommended: Texas Instrument TI-30X IIS Texas Instrument TI-84 Plus Silver or TI Color $120-$125
  • QUESTIONS? If you have any questions, please contact your child’s math teacher Or Contact Mathematics Department Chair Judi Fuchs jfuchs@lindberghschools.ws