MATH

Jonathan Golden - Math Department Director

(617) - 993-5965

Math classes in Grades 7 and 8 are leveled in the following ways:

  • Grade 7th
  • Grade 8th

Math 7: a traditionally-paced rigorous course covering all of the grade 7 curriculum standards provided in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks (10 units of study). Students completing Math 7 typically take Math 8 in 8th grade.

Math 7 Compacted: a fast-paced rigorous course covering all of the grade 7 curriculum standards provided in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks (10 units of study) as well as an additional 5 units of study of the grade 8 curriculum standards. Students completing Math 7 Compacted typically take Algebra 1 in 8th grade


Math 8: a traditionally-paced, rigorous course covering all of the Grade 8 curriculum standards provided in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.

Algebra 1: a fast-paced rigorous course covering all high school level Algebra 1 curriculum standards provided in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks while also incorporating the remaining Grade 8 curriculum standards not covered in Math 7 Compact.


Math Curriculum PK-8

Below is a chart which clearly lays out the focus of the math curriculum at each grade level from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 8 as well as the Standards for Mathematical Practices which are used at all grade levels:

math curriculum at each grade level Standards for Mathematical Practices

Standards for Mathematical Practices

The Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks are used to construct the Belmont Middle School Mathematics Curriculum.

To view the frameworks please click on the following link: Current Curriculum Frameworks

Below are examples of the typical math pathways for middle school students as well as some typical pathways for students as they enter high school.For more information, please review this document: BPS Math Pathways Grades 7-12 as well as this video: BPS Math Pathways Grades 7-12.

BPS Math Pathways Grades 7-12 Typical BHS Math Pathways
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