At Riverside Middle School, we offer Algebra 1 to the "top" group of
students. If they maintain a B- average, they will be placed in Geometry
in 9th grade and will eventually take either AP Calculus or AP Statistics
in 12th grade.. According to our school district's policy, students do
not earn high school credit for Alg.1 taken in grade 8. (However, they
are expected to take at least 3 years of high school math during grades 9
- 12. So their minimum sequence would be: Geometry, Algebra 2 and
Riverside is also in its second year of using the Connected Math program
for most students in grades 6 through 8. I would appreciate hearing from
other teachers in the program -- particularly those that teach grade 8.
Right now, we are following the company's implementation guide overall
with a few modifications.. Have other schools reached the point where they
are completing most of the entire 8th grade units yet?
How are schools managing to go from the CMP 7th grade program into a
traditional Algebra program in grade 8?
Riverside Middle School