Secondary Mathematics

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    5th Grade to 7th Grade Math Flow Chart

    CISD 5-7th Grade Math Levels

     

    Secondary Mathematics Course Options

    Secondary Math Flow Chart

     

    Middle School Math Courses

    • 7th Grade Math:  7th Grade Mathematics includes all of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) designated for 7th grade mathematics by the state of Texas. The primary focal points at Grade 7 are number operations; proportionality; expressions, equations and relationships; and measurement and data. The curriculum sets a solid foundation for success in 8th grade mathematics (Pre-Algebra).  Students enrolled in 7th Grade Math will take the 7th Grade STAAR test in May.  

     

    • Pre-Algebra: Pre-Algebra includes all of the TEKS designated for 8th grade mathematics by the state of Texas. It is intended for mature students whose schedule allows for a fast-paced course with a heavier workload.  The primary focal points at Grade 8 are proportionality; expressions, equations, relationships, and foundations of functions; and measurement and data. The curriculum sets a solid foundation for success in Algebra I.  If students are enrolled in this course during their 7th grade school year, they will need to maintain an 80 average in order to remain in the course.  Students enrolled in Pre-Algebra will take the 8th Grade STAAR test in March.  *According to Texas Administrative Code 74.11 (j), students must pass Pre-Algebra in order to enroll in Algebra I the following year.

     

    • PAP Algebra I: Pre-AP Algebra I is designed for students showing an advanced aptitude and superior math skills.  In addition to the strands listed for Algebra I, this PreAP course is designed to prepare students for entry into AP mathematic courses.  The course goes beyond Algebra I content with a wider range and greater depth of subject matter.  The content assessments require students to synthesize their learning and apply it on a much higher level.  Students will use a TI84 graphing calculator on a regular basis.  Students enrolled in PAP Algebra I will take the STAAR Algebra I End of Course Exam in May.  *According to Texas Administrative Code 74.11 (j), students must receive Pre-Algebra credit (or Carroll ISD’s 6th Grade Accelerated Math credit) in order to enroll in Algebra I.

     

    • PAP Geometry: Pre-AP Geometry is a rigorous course designed for students showing an advanced aptitude and superior math skills.  In addition to the strands listed for Geometry, this PreAP course is designed to prepare students for entry into AP mathematic courses.  The course goes beyond Geometry content with a wider range and greater depth of subject matter.  Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills that require considerable mathematical insight.  It is intended for highly motivated, self-disciplined students who have very strong Algebra I skills. The content assessments require students to synthesize their learning and apply it on a much higher level.  Students will use a TI84 graphing calculator on a regular basis.  Students enrolled in Geometry will take the 8th Grade STAAR test in March.  *According to Texas Administrative Code 74.11 (j), students must receive Algebra I credit in order to enroll in Geometry.

     

    Are you newly enrolling your 7th or 8th Grader to Carroll ISD?

    • Carroll ISD has various Pre-AP math courses for 7th and/or 8th graders who qualify (see Secondary Math Flow Chart).  Each course requires set of prerequisite skills.  If you would like your child tested for an opportunity to qualify for a Pre-AP math course, middle school campuses will provide math placement testing dates upon enrollment to middle school.  Any new middle school student scoring an 80 or above on the math placement test will be eligible to sign up for the next sequential Pre-AP math course. 

     

    Middle School Math Placement Resources

    Math Placement Testing

    Middle School Math PAP & Science Information

     Middle School Math Matrix 

    7th Grade Math Placement Matrix - 6th Compacted & 6th Grade Math

    7th Grade Math Placement Matrix - 6th Accelerated

    **Please note:  Students take the Verbal, Nonverbal, and Quantitative portions of the CogAT.  The Quantitative & Nonverbal Composite score (QN) is NOT included on the report that parents receive.  The QN Composite is NOT just an average of these two scores.  Parents will receive those composite results, along with overall math placement, when Parent Letters are sent home, via US Mail, after STAAR in the end of May.  

    Middle School Math Placement Appeal & Removal Forms

    7th Grade Math Placement Appeal Form

    PAP Math/Science Removal Form