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Honors Math

Mrs. McDonald (emcdonald@gscregional.org)



Grade 5


The students have gained an appreciation for the number system and its basis in powers of 10.  Additionally, the students have worked on their computation skills with whole numbers and with decimals.  Currently, the students are learning about fractions.  They have already added and subtracted fractions and are now working on multiplication and division of fractions.




Grade 6



Throughout the first two trimesters, the students have worked on their number sense.  They have mastered operations with whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and integers.  In the third trimester, the students will be applying their number sense to algebraic expressions, equations, and inequalities.


Grade 7


The grade seven students have completed units on ratio, proportion and percent, on algebraic equations and inequalities, on the rational number system, and on geometry, including surface area and volume.  In the third trimester, the students will be working on statistics and probability.



Grade 8


Throughout the second trimester, the Algebra 1 students worked on linear equations in two variables.  The students graphed equations and solved problems that involved linear systems of equations and inequalities.  In the third trimester, the students will be working on polynomial expressions and quadratic equations.


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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 Honors Math Program.