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Honors Math

Mrs. McDonald (emcdonald@gscregional.org)
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Time flies when you are having fun!  It is hard to believe that we have almost completed one trimester of school.  The students have been working hard and learning a great deal.


Grade 4

The students have learned about our whole number place value system and that it is a base 10 system.  They have learned to multiply a one-digit number by up to a five-digit number!  In addition, the students have learned to multiply 2, two-digit numbers.  Furthermore, the students have learned to solve problems by drawing diagrams and pictures.  Next we will be working on division.  The students are very excited to begin this next unit.


Grade 5

The students in fifth grade have continued their study of the the place value system, recognizing that the whole numbers and the decimals are all powers of ten.  The students have mastered mutiplication and division of whole numbers.  Next the students will be learning how to compute with decimals.


Grade 6

The sixth graders have learned all about the rational numbers, including whole numbers, integers, fractions, and decimals. In addition, the students have learned to perform all operations with fractions and decimals.  Currently, the students are working on ratios and soon they will be learning about proportion and percent.


Grade 7

The students in seventh grade have completed units on rational numbers, including computations with integers, and signed fractions and diecimals.  Additionally, the students have learmed to solve problems involving proportional relationship and percents.  The students have written and  solved multi-step equations.  Next, the students will be writing and solving inequalities.


Grade 8

The eighth graders have worked on mastering the real number system, including irrational numbers.  Additionally, the students have practiced solving equations and ineqalities in one variable.  Additionally, the students have studied compound inequalities and absolute value inequalities.  Next, the students will be working on functions with two variables and linear equations in two variables.





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Honors Math Program Criteria


Students in Grade 5 may qualify for the Honors Math Program. The requirements are as follows:

1.      CSI 125 or above

2.       Terra Nova Math Score 90% or higher

3.       Terra Nova Reading Comprehension Score 80% or higher

4.       Above average performance in Math throughout Grade 4

5.       Teacher recommendation

Please Note:  Admission to the Honors Math Program does not guarantee continuation in the program.  Students will be evaluated each year to determine eligibility for the Honors Math Program.