Math - Middle School

The purpose of the Middle School mathematics program is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the mathematical skills and concepts that are necessary for the study of algebra and geometry. Facility in the use of whole and rational numbers is encouraged, and calculator usage is taught as appropriate. Placement is determined by the Registrar and Director of Curriculum and Technology after a review of the student’s record and, possibly, a placement test.

Students new to Wooster who are joining the 8th grade are typically placed in either Introduction to Algebra or Honors Algebra I primarily based on past teacher recommendations and grades, and secondarily on standardized test scores. Some movement of these students between the courses at the beginning of the year is expected, based on observed performance. In all cases, the long-term best interests of the student are of paramount importance.

Honors Math Criteria

The Math Department offers honors level courses in the Middle School. Honors courses require a teacher recommendation based on current performance and testing, and approval of the department coordinator. Additionally, students currently enrolled in an honors level class must maintain a grade of 4/G in that class to advance to the next honors level course. Students who do not meet this standard may need to repeat the current class the following year or be enrolled in a non-honors section, if deemed most appropriate. Students earning a minimum of 5/G in a non-honors class may be eligible for an honors level course the following year with some additional summer work likely necessary.

Math

  • Math 6
  • Math 7
  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Honors Algebra I
  • Honors Algebra II
  • Honors Geometry & Statistics

Wooster Middle School

Dr. Tyrone Black

Head of Middle and Upper Schools

203-830-3935

tyrone.black@woosterschool.org

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