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Description and Overview

The math department at Southwest Middle School offers a variety of rigorous and supportive class placements ranging from 6th grade Math to Honors Geometry. Following the Florida Common Core State Standards, these classes are intended to prepare students for future math classes as well as the FSA or EOC cumulative exam at the end of the school year. By combining whole group instruction, station rotations, digital curriculum and independent practice our goal is for students to reach a mastery level on grade level skills.

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Link to state standards (for all classes): http://ims.ocps.net/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=/SiteCollectionDocuments/MAFS%20Math%20with%20Symbols.xlsx&action=default

Calculus Project

The Calculus Project is a cohort of students that begins Algebra I Honors in 7th grade. Students are scheduled to work together throughout middle and high school with the goal of completing AP Calculus in high school. Students are invited into the program and have to attend a summer enrichment program each summer from 6th grade through Calculus. Students are expected to attend targeted tutoring three times per week. In 7th grade, the Algebra I class is blocked as a 90-minute class. Students take Geometry Honors in 8th grade, and the class is a regular 45-minute class.

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