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Middle School Mathematics Curriculum

Our core instructional program for all middle school students, beginning with the 6th grade class of 2006-2007, consists of a three-year integrated sequence of instruction, which covers two years of pre-algebra and one year of Algebra I.  These courses are designated as follows: Grade Six Mathematics, Grade Seven Pre-Algebra, and Grade Eight Algebra.

Click on the link below to read information about the mathematics curriculum.


- Mathematics Program Grades 6 to 8
Math Course Offerings Grades 6-12

Detailed Curriculum Information

Click on the links below to download the detailed information about the math curriculum.  It is available per grade level.

- -Grade Six Mathematics Topics of Study
- -Grade Seven Mathematics Topics of Study
- -Grade Eight Mathematics Topics of Study

Mathematics Enrichment Courses
 
Starting in the 2009-2010 school year, the middle school offers several enrichment mathematics classes for 6th and 7th grade students. Classes are offered either as an elective, any student can enroll, or as a selective, teacher recommendation needed.

For Selective Math Courses: Any students excelling in all of the criteria (listed in the link provided) will be contacted by guidance counselors after December 15th
 **Students may decide whether or not they wish to enroll in a selective class.**

Please click link for descriptions of every course and criteria for selective classes
--Description of Enrichment Courses 

Online Materials for Connected Math

The links below will lead you to online materials that tie to the math you are learning.  To print any of these materials on this site, click the print icon at the top of the window.  

For additional practice and information, visit the Grade appropriate Connected Math Link below.

You can also use Web Codes, printed in your CMP2 textbooks, to go directly to any of the Multiple-Choice Skills Practice, Homework Help, Did You Knows?, Active Math Activities, or vocabulary quizzes.


- -Grade Six Connected Math Link
- -Grade Seven Connected Math Link
- -Grade Eight Connected Math Link
- Connected Math Homework Help for Parents
- Connected Math Website

Placement Information

The Middle School Mathematics Curriculum allows ALL students the opportunity to take Calculus before graduating from Ridgewood High School. 

The school realizes a small number of students may be ready to take Algebra in 7th grade.  In order to make sure students who are placed into Algebra will be successful in their mathematics studies for the next six years, a list of criteria is used to determine such students.  A link will be available soon regarding placement.

As students complete their mathematics studies in 8th grade, some students will still need to reinforce their Algebra skills in ninth grade while other students will be ready to move on to their study of Geometry.  For students completing algebra in 8th grade, they can be recommended for one of three courses next year: Algebra 1, Geometry, or Geometry Honors.   In order make sure students will be successful in their first year of math in the high school, a list of criteria is used to determine the proper placement for students.  Click on the link below to see the criteria used to determine placement. 

Please Note: Due to the need to create a master schedule at the high school, teachers will need to make an initial placement in February.  This placement is not final and subject to change once students are evaluated using the criteria above.  Final placement decisions will be made by the end of April.


- MS placement Information for Parents 6 to Algebra7
- MS Placement Information for Parents of 8th to 9th Grade



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