FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is the sequence of math courses (6-12 Grade)?

a. See the Math Pathways Chart


2. What are the options for 7th grade math courses?

a. Math 7

b. Accelerated Math 7

c. Pre-AP Algebra I


3. What is the placement process for advanced math courses?

a. For Accelerated Math 6

i. Student must score exceeding on their 4th grade ACT Aspire

ii. Student must show proficiency on the 5th grade foundational skills test.

iii. Student must score in the 86th percentile on the observation inventory.

b. For Accelerated Math 7

i. Student must score exceeding or ready on their 5th grade ACT Aspire.

ii. Student must show proficiency on the 6th grade foundational skills test.

iii. Student must score in at least the 80th percentile on the algebra readiness test.

iv. Student must score at least in the 70th percentile on the observation inventory.

c. For Pre-AP Algebra I in 7th grade

i. Student must score exceeding on their 5th grade ACT Aspire.

ii. Student must show proficiency on the 6th grade foundational skills test.

iii. Student must score in at least the 91st percentile on the algebra readiness test.

iv. Student must score at least in the 86th percentile on the observation inventory.

d. For Pre-AP Algebra I in 8th grade

i. Successful completion of Accelerated Math 7.

OR

ii. Student must score exceeding or ready on their 6th grade ACT Aspire.

iii. Student must show proficiency on the 7th grade foundational skills test.

iv. Student must score in at least the 80th percentile on the algebra readiness test.

v. Student must score at least in the 70th percentile on the observation inventory.


4. Can my student prepare for the math placement testing process?

a. No preparation is necessary as developmentally appropriate placement is the objective.


5. Will students miss any content standards by taking Accelerated Math 7?

a. No. Students will be taught all the 7th grade standards and half of the 8th grade standards in one year. The class moves at an accelerated pace.


6. Will students miss any content by taking Pre-AP Algebra I as a 7th grader?

a. Yes. However, the district’s curriculum will compact the standards from 7th Grade Mathematics to Geometry, in order to meet the student’s needs. It is important for students and families to know that this accelerated course addresses standards from multiple courses.


7. What is the difference between Math 7, Accelerated Math 7, and Pre-AP Algebra I?

a. Math 7, Accelerated Math 7, Pre-AP Algebra l

b. Math 7 is the traditional 7th grade math course.

c. Accelerated Math 7 is a faster-paced class that provides an opportunity to complete three years of math in two years. The course content includes all of the 7th grade and half of the 8th grade curriculum.

d. Pre-AP Algebra I course content includes the second half of 8th grade math and all of the Algebra I curriculum. Students who have demonstrated advanced mathematical aptitude may be considered for placement. This course counts for high school credit.


8. What are the advantages of placing my student in traditional Math 7?

a. Math 7 provides students with a strong foundation with ensured depth of understanding.

b. Real world math concepts are developed to encourage lifelong learning.

c. Students gain confidence when placed appropriately.


9. If my student does not meet criteria for an accelerated math course this year, is it possible to take accelerated courses in future years?

a. Yes, middle grade students are re-evaluated each year to determine appropriate placement.


10. How much homework can my child expect in each class?

a. Math 7: On average 30 minutes, 3 to 4 days a week

b. Accelerated Math 7: On average 30 minutes, 3 to 4 days a week

c. Pre-AP Algebra I: On average 30 minutes to an hour, 3 to 4 days a week


11. We just moved to the school district. How will my child be placed in a math class?

a. New students will follow the same placement process used by Fayetteville Public Schools.