Mathematics Courses & Faculty


Below are descriptions of the mathematics courses offered at Elm Middle School during the 2020-21 school year. To see a listing of our math faculty, please click here or scroll down.


Courses


MATHEMATICS 6

Grade Level: 6

Connected Mathematics 3, or CMP3, is an inquiry-based mathematics program for grades 6-8 and is fully aligned with Common Core Standards. It helps students on math problem-solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation and connections. These math practices require students to look deeper and connect problem-solving to practical situations. Students in 6th grade focus on factor and multiples, rational numbers, fraction operations, two-dimensional measurement, decimal and percent operations, an introduction to algebra and data analysis.

Please note that opportunities to take Accelerated Mathematics 6 are available for students who qualify based on predetermined criteria relating to current academic achievement. Criteria include common assessments, standardized assessments, trimester grades, student behaviors and teacher recommendations.


MATHEMATICS 7

Grade Level: 7

Connected Mathematics 3, or CMP3, is an inquiry-based mathematics program for grades 6-8 and is fully aligned with Common Core Standards. It helps students on math problem-solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation and connections. These math practices require students to look deeper and connect problem-solving to practical situations. Students in 7th grade focus on two-dimensional geometry, integer operations, similarity, ratio and proportion, linear relationships, probability, three-dimensional measurement and data analysis.

Please note that opportunities to take Accelerated Mathematics 7 are available for students who qualify based on predetermined criteria relating to current academic achievement. Criteria include common assessments, standardized assessments, trimester grades, student behaviors and teacher recommendations.


MATHEMATICS 8

Grade Level: 8

Connected Mathematics 3, or CMP3, is an inquiry-based mathematics program for grades 6-8 and is fully aligned with Common Core Standards. It helps students on math problem-solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation and connections. These math practices require students to look deeper and connect problem-solving to practical situations. Students in 8th grade focus on linear functions and inverse variation, Pythagorean Theorem, exponential functions, transformations, quadratic functions and systems of equations.


CORE-PLUS MATHEMATICS I

Grade Level: 8

The first course in the Core-Plus series covers topics regarding patterns in data, patterns of change, linear models, graph models, patterns in space and visualization, exponential models and simulation models.

Students are selected for Core-Plus Mathematics I based on predetermined criteria relating to current academic achievement. Criteria include common assessments, standardized assessments, trimester grades, student behaviors and teacher recommendations.


Faculty


Nicole Fiorito

Teacher | Math | Elm

Ms. Fiorito is a Google Certified Educator, Levels 1 & 2.

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Alyson Garman

Teacher | Math | Elm

Laura Laux

Teacher | Math | Elm

Michelle Lite

Teacher | Math | Elm

Tracy Lotz

Teacher | Math | Elm

Ms. Lotz is a Google Certified Educator, Level 1.

Laura Mueller

Teacher | Math | Elm