Honors Math

Mrs. McDonald (emcdonald@gscregional.org)
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Thank you for entrusting your child to GSC.  It is my pleasure to work with you to help them develop their talents to their fullest potential.  I am looking forward to a fun and challenging  year of learning math!


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Grade 4

Students in grade 4 have put much effort into learning about our number system and the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) of whole numbers.  The students will be working on expanding their understanding of fractions, including adding and subtracting fractions.

The students have a user name and password that allows them to access the online versions of the textbook and practice book as well as additional material.  To visit the login, please click on the link to the site: think central

Grade 5

The fifth grade has mastered operations with whole numbers and decimals.  Currently, the students are working on the fractions unit.  Students will be learning about all operations with fractions and mixed numbers.

Grade 6

The students in grade 6 have learned much about the order of operations with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.  Our next unit will involve ratio and proportion.

Grade 7

The seventh grade recently completed an algebra unit in which they learned to solve various equations and inequalities.  Currently, the seventh students are working on the geometry unit.  The students have learned about lines and angles and circles.  They will continue the unit by investigating area, surface area and volume.

Grade 8

The eight grade students have solved many linear equations in one variable.  Now, they are exploring linear equations in two variables.  They are graphing these solutions by hand and with a graphing calculator app on their iPads.    There are online lesson quizzes and reviews for each section of the Algebra text book.  Click on the link to visit these pages.  Prentice Hall Algebra 1


Students in grades 6-8 will have iPads.  Please download the following free apps:

  1. Buzzmath
  2. Desmos graphing calculator
  3. Edmodo
  4. Whiteboard-Nothing more Nothing less


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.