Math Pathways & Acceleration Testing

  • Math Acceleration Testing


    6th Grade Math Acceleration Testing

    To understand the math acceleration placement process and Math Pathways, parents are encouraged to view the Southern Lehigh Mathematics Pathways and Acceleration Information PowerPoint attached below.


    LEVEL
    DATES
    ELLIGIBLE

    Rising 6th Grade: Math Placement Testing

    Mid-May

    2 days of testing. All currently enrolled 5th grade students at the IS may participate in accelerated math placement testing.


    Parents are strongly encouraged to view the Southern Lehigh Mathematics Pathways and Acceleration Information PowerPoint attached below.


    Parents wishing to opt students out of accelerated math placement testing may do so by completing and returning the printed invitation. Printed invitations will be sent home with students before testing begins. If you have not received the testing letter invitation see the file attached below.


    All interested end-year 5th graders

    Textbooks Currently in Use in Grades 4-8:

    4th & 5th Grades - Envisions Math – Students may access at  www.pearsonsuccessnet.com (student login)

    6th, 7th and Pre Algebra (8th)

    Holt McDougal Mathematics Grade 6 Common Core edition 2012

    Holt McDougal Mathematics Grade 7 Common Core edition 2012

    Pre Algebra, Holt McDougal 2012 http://my.hrw.com (student login)


    Other Helpful Resources:

    Parents wishing to take the time needed to teach their children beyond the district curriculum and current grade level may find these resources helpful:

    1.Reference the math topics appearing in the district’s curriculum found at www.slsd.org, academics, curriculum.

    2.Reference teacher websites such as Mrs. Hines, Mr. Deutsch & Mr. Bleiler.

    3.Practice 6th Grade Skills using Glencoe Mathematics (grade 6) http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/studytools/mac1chaprev.shtml(this is a sampling of 6th grade topic chapter tests)  http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/studytools/mac1lblr.shtml(these are self check quizzes)

    4.Aleks.com – A web-based learning tool that has multiple mathematics level courses. This tool uses adaptive questioning to quickly learn what students know and don’t know and then instructs students on topics they are ready to learn (minimal individual subscription cost).

    5.Kahn Academy – an excellent video tutorial instructional resource.

    6.Other web-based learning math practice games your child enjoys and/or resources such as Math.com, kidinfo.com, xpmath.com, sumdog.com (many links appear on our teacher and district website)


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