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Sixth Grade Advanced Math Parent Information Meeting April 23, 2009

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Background Test Scores: 5 th Grade CRCT Score of 860 – 950 (92% - 100%) 5 th Grade ITBS Test of 94 th percentile or better in Total Math Score 5 th Grade ITBS Test of 80 th percentile or better in Total Reading Score Grade Classroom Performance: Final Grade of 90% or better Completes homework all the time on time Engages in math instruction with minimal or no direction from the teacher Strong skills with number sense Strong understanding of the concepts of ratio and proportion Does not need re-teaching Seeks difficult math content and enjoys math problems that require persistence

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Sixth Grade Advanced Math Content Combination of traditional Pre-Algebra and Geometry Students need to be able to compute quickly and accurately. Combination of all 6 th grade content and a few 7 th grade topics

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Class Routine New topics everyday Teacher direct instruction Students are expected to independently complete homework

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Expectations of Class Students experiencing content between 1 and 2 years ahead of an already rigorous pace. At least 1 new concept and possibly more are learned everyday. Class time is intense with instruction and discussion.

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Common Questions How can I help my child? Ask your child questions Occasionally assist with homework How can I monitor my students progress? Angel Parent Portal Feel free to contact us via email or phone How do I know if my child is being successful in sixth grade advanced math?

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Middle School Math Pathways Sixth grade students taking advanced math are recommended by their teachers for on-level, advanced, or accelerated math as a 7 th grader. Advanced math classes prepare students for the pace of accelerated math classes in high school. Accelerated math classes prepare students for the pace of AP classes in high school.

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High School Math Courses 4 Math Credits needed: AP Statistics (1 unit) Advanced Placement Calculus AB(1st unit)/BC (2nd unit) Post Secondary Options Accelerated Mathematics III: (10 th ) Pre-Calculus-Trigonometry/Statistics Accelerated Mathematics II: (9 th ) Advanced Algebra/Geometry/Statistics Accelerated Mathematics I: (8 th ) Geometry/Algebra II/Statistics Accelerated Mathematics * Math Support Electives available to take in conjunction with Math I and II Mathematics IV: (typical 12 th grade) Pre-Calculus-Trigonometry/Statistics Mathematics III: (typical 11 th grade) Advanced Algebra/Statistics Mathematics II: (typical 10 th grade) Geometry/Algebra II, Statistics Mathematics I: (typical 9 th grade) Algebra/Geometry/Statistics Mathematics

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Typical and Rigorous Pathway 8 th Grade: 8 th Grade Math 9 th Grade: Math I 10 th Grade: Math II 11 th Grade: Math III 12 th Grade: Math IV – equivalent to Pre- Calculus

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Advanced Pathway I 8 th Grade: Advanced 8 th Grade Math 9 th Grade: Accelerated Math I 10 th Grade: Accelerated Math II 11 th Grade: Accelerated Math III 12 th Grade: AP Statistics or AP Calculus

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Advanced Pathway II 8 th Grade: Advanced 8 th Grade math 9 th Grade: Accelerated Math I 10 th Grade: Accelerated Math II and III 11 th Grade: AP Statistics or AP Calculus 12 th Grade: Possibilities include AP Statistics, AP Calculus, Post-Secondary

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Accelerated Course Pathway 8 th Grade: Accelerated Math I 9 th Grade: Accelerated Math II 10 th Grade: Accelerated Math III 11 th Grade: AP Statistics or AP Calculus 12 th Grade: Possibilities include AP Statistics, AP Calculus, Post-Secondary

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Total Picture As you are planning your childs schedule think through all of the classes he/she is taking. Is your child highly motivated to go into a math or science field of study? Middle School mind set is of rigor. High School is rigorous with GPA impact – HOPE implications.

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