The Advanced Mathematics program at Stone Bridge Middle School is designed for students in grades 5-7 with a demonstrated readiness to learn math at a faster pace and to experience a variety of engaging math challenges. The Advanced Level Math or ALM classes meet every day in grades 5-7 and cover the grade level curriculum. In grade 5, the classes use the Envisions Mathematics Program published by Scott-Foresman. In grades 6 and 7, the classes use Glencoe's Mathematics: Applications and Concepts, Course 1 and 2 respectively. By moving through the curriculum at a faster pace, additional time is then devoted to rigorous and engaging math problems or experiences that extend students' thinking and challenge them to apply their mathematical understanding to novel situations.
The Algebra class in grade 8 is designed for students with a demonstrated ability to pursue mathematics at an accelerated level. These students take Algebra I in lieu of the regular grade 8 mathematics curriculum. Glencoe published the algebra textbook in 2012. Students who successfully complete Algebra I in grade 8 typically enroll in Honors Geometry in grade 9.
B. A Benchmark test for current grade level
C. A Problem-Solving test for students applying for ALM in grades 5, 6 or 7
orThe Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test for students applying for Algebra in grade 8I
Please note: Testing
administration will take place in the Stone Bridge Middle School G&T
Room at 3:30 p.m. on the following dates: December 5th; December 7th; and December 8th.
Students are encouraged to take the two separate tests on two separate
dates. Each test will take no more than an hour. Once an application is received, the school will coordinate the testing dates with the parent/guardian of the applicant.