• Overview

     

    The Accelerated Math program is a rigorous course of study that moves at a rapid pace and incorporates challenging and demanding material.  The students must be proficient with both calculations and problem solving and should be able to work at a brisk pace. The program is designed for students who excel at mathematics, are self-motivated and are interested in pursuing more advanced mathematics classes in high school.

    Grade

    Accelerated Course (click on link for more information)

    6

    All of 6th grade math and the first half of 7th grade

    7

    The second half of 7th grade math and all of 8th grade math

    8

    9th Grade Algebra 1 and the first half of Geometry (students will take the 9th grade EOC)

    9

    The second half of Geometry and all of Algebra II

    10

    Pre calculus

    11

    AP Calculus OR AP Statistics

    12

    AP Statistics OR Duel Enrollment Calculus

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    Qualifications

    Due to the sequential nature of mathematics and the rigor and pace of the program, students must meet certain qualifications in order to be placed in an accelerated math class.

     

    Rising 6th Grade Students:

    5th grade students who will enrolled at DeSana will first be identified by their 4th grade Georgia Milestones math scores. These students will then be offered the opportunity to take a placement test in the spring of their 5th grade year.  Students that are coming from another school outside Forsyth county can contact DeSana administration to schedule an opportunity to take the placement test in the summer before their 6th grade year.

     

    Rising 7th and 8th Grade Students:

    Please contact the DeSana administration about scheduling an opportunity to take the placement test.

     

    Units of Study

    6th Grade

    1.       Integers

    2.       Rational Numbers

    3.       Ratio, Proportion, Percent

    4.       Expressions

    5.       Equations, Direct Variation and Inequalities

    6.       Area and Volume

    7.       Statistics

     

    7th Grade

    1.       Exponents, Roots, Polynomials and Radicals

    2.       Equations

    3.       Pythagorean Theorem, Area and Volume

    4.       Functions

    5.       Linear Functions and Inequalities

    6.       Linear Systems

    7.       Transformations and Congruence

    8.       Statistics

    9.       Probability

     

    8th Grade

    1.       Expressions

    2.       Linear Relationships and Functions

    3.       Quadratic Functions

    4.       Exponential Functions

    5.       Comparing Functions

    6.       Statistics

    7.       Transformations

    8.       Congruence and Proof

    9.       Right Triangle Trigonometry

     

    Instructor

    Lisa Arends has been a middle school math teacher since 2001. She runs a high-energy class with an emphasis on reasoning, application and problem solving. Outside of school, she enjoys writing and running, although not at the same time!
     
    Contact Information:
    larends@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    770-667-2591 Ext. 491014 
     
     

    Resources

    Khan Academy (video lessons and online practice quizzes)
    Kuta Software (practice and answers in PDF form)
    Virtual  (video lessons by topic)