2010 - 2011 Mathematics Program 7 th Grade Parent Meeting. ~ April 13, 2011 ~. Mr. William Robbins Dr. Christopher Herte Principal, UMS Mathematics/Science Supervisor 5-8 Mr. Dennis Drake II Assistant Principal, UMS. Agenda. Overview of Mathematics Program Common Core Standards
~ April 13, 2011~
Mr. William Robbins Dr. Christopher Herte
Principal, UMSMathematics/Science Supervisor 5-8
Mr. Dennis Drake II
Assistant Principal, UMS
A full-year course that develops the first half of the study of high school Algebra I. Students develop skills in problem solving and critical thinking through real-world and mathematical problems.
Course topics include: writing, simplifying, and evaluating algebraic expressions. Modeling, writing, and solving algebraic equations and functions. Graphing and representing linear equations in a variety of forms. Creating, analyzing, and making linear predictions with scatter plots is developed.
A rigorous full-year course that emphasizes problem-solving and critical thinking that completes the algebra I content, while developing necessary concepts for the further study of algebra in subsequent high school level courses.
Course topics include: solving linear equations, linear inequalities, compound inequalities, systems of equations/inequalities, exponential expressions, graph exponential functions, polynomial expressions, factor polynomials, simplify radical expressions, radical equations, solve/graph quadratic equations, probability, permutations/combinations, and data presentation.
Students take the Algebra I EOC Exam
A challenging course that emphasizes problem-solving and critical thinking while developing reasoning and logic. Formal proof is emphasized throughout the course.
Course topics include logic, parallel/perpendicular lines, triangle congruency, relationships within triangles, similarity, right triangles, quadrilaterals, transformations, circles, perimeter, area, surface area, and volume.
These criteria will make up the final summary scorethat determines the student’s mathematics placement.
Montgomery Township Schools
Math Placement Data Sheet
Eighth Grade Math Placement (Algebra I Pt. 2/ Pt. 2H) for 2011-2012
End of Year Assessment = (25% of Summary Score)
MAP Assessment = (25% of Summary Score)
(Out of 285 points)
Algebra I Part 1 Test Average = (40% of Summary Score)
(Test Average of 4 marking periods)
Work Habits/Study Skills Assessment = (10% of Summary Score)
Summary Score = (out of 100 points)
Math Placement =
Algebra I Part 2:Summary Scores from 0-89
Algebra I Part 2 Honors:Summary Scores from 90 – 100
If you have any questions regarding your child’s math placement, please call the Montgomery Upper Middle School at (609) 466-7603 to speak with Mr. Robbins, Principal or
Dr. Herte, Mathematics/Science Supervisor 5-8.
The student’s performance summary score and placement will be included in the end of year report card mailing.
Parents and students can consider the waiver option if and only if a student’s summary score is within 3 points of the score needed for the requested placement.
Students waived in must remain in the course the entire year.
Waivers should be sent to the UMS main office no later than July 15, 2011.
There will be no proficiency testing over the summer.