**Academics ** | Middle School Math 6-8

#### Middle School Math: 6-8 Grade

Middle School consists of grades 6 through 8. The Troy School District Mathematics Department believes all students are doers of mathematics. The Troy School District Mathematics Department believes all students are doers of mathematics. We believe that the purpose of our mathematics program is to cultivate students’ positive mathematical identities so that all students:

- Develop deep mathematical understandings.
- Understand and critique the world through mathematics.
- Experience the wonder, joy, and beauty of mathematics.

*NCTM (2020). Catalyzing Change in Middle School Mathematics*

#### Troy students will:

- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Model with mathematics.
- Use appropriate tools strategically.
- Attend to precision.
- Look for and make use of structure.
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

*Common Core Math Practice Standards*

## Supporting Information

- Math Education LESS/MORE Chart
- Eight Effective Math Teaching Practices
- Middle School Math Sequence
- Middle School Math Programming
- High School and Honors Math Sequences
- Learning Resource Links
- Textbooks & Reference Guides

## Math Education LESS/MORE Chart

## Eight Effective Math Teaching Practices

## Middle School Math Sequence

## Middle School Math Programming

## High School and Honors Math Sequences

## Learning Resource Links

## Textbooks & Reference Guides

**Algebra Readiness Assessment**

The Algebra Readiness Assessment is designed to provide information about students’ mastery of Math 6 and Math 7 content, as well as students’ ability to extend their learning to a few ideas developed in Math 8. This information is provided as another data point to consider when choosing your student’s next math course. In the spring, Math 7 students take this exam in their classroom. Your student’s results will be posted in PowerSchool in May.

If you and your student are looking for resources to review the standards addressed on the Algebra Readiness assessment, please see the chart below. Additionally, students may enroll in the summer school

*TSD Honors Algebra 1 Prep Course*through Troy Continuing Ed. Visit their website or click__here__to access course and registration information.**Michigan Math Standards**

Click __here__ to access the Michigan K-12 Math Standards.

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