Middle School Math
The District’s middle school mathematics curriculum is based on the New York State Common Core Standards. The curriculum guides teachers on the content and depth of study warranted at each grade level. Teachers use methodology that takes students from the concrete to the abstract and balances a combination of procedure and understanding. The Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that middle school teachers seek to develop in our students. These Practices are:
Additionally, when creating lessons or designing curriculum, teachers are also guided by the Principals of School Mathematics as outlined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). These Principals are:
Middle School Math Courses:
Grade 6 classes are heterogeneously grouped. The course covers the sixth grade curriculum and begins the seventh grade curriculum.
Grade 7 classes are split to Grade Level (Math 7) and Advanced (Advanced Math 7). The Math 7 course completes the seventh grade curriculum and introduces some eighth grade curriculum. The Advanced Math 7 course completes the seventh grade and most eighth grade curricula.
Math 7 students will:
Advanced Math 7 students will:
Grade 8 classes are split to Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. Level 1 completes the eighth grade curriculum and begins a few ninth grade topics. Levels 2 and 3 complete the Common Core Algebra 1 course which culminates in the New York State Algebra 1 Regents exam at the end of the year.
Level 2 and 3 students will:
Middle School Course Flow Chart: