Hello, I'm excited about the upcoming school year! In seventh grade math, we will be making the sometimes difficult transition from arithmetic to algebra. I will stress the mastery of basic skills, problem-solving, making connections, and communicating mathematically in class. We will also continue to expand technological skills working with calculators and ipads. Seventh-grade math students are now divided into three different learning groups. All sections of seventh-grade math build on the 6th-grade content and transition into pre-algebra topics. Students are selected for the appropriate level of 7th-grade math based on class performance, standardized test scores and teacher recommendation from 6th grade.
In eighth grade at least two sections of math are reserved for advanced students wishing to take Algebra I. Algebra I is a high school level class and permits successful students to complete an extra year of advanced math during high school. Students are chosen for the algebra class based on their performance in seventh-grade math, their scores on standardized tests, and discussion with parents. Students not selected for the algebra class will take an eighth-grade math class that is an extension of the seventh-grade math class.