Course/Class Descriptions

Coronado Middle School Class Descriptions

MATHEMATICS at CMS

After extensive research by CUSD Mathematics teachers and administrators, College Prep Mathematics (CPM) has been adopted as the core mathematics curriculum for Coronado Unified School District, grades 6-12.

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CPM Mission Statement

CPM’s mission is to empower mathematics students and teachers through exemplary curriculum, professional development, and leadership. We recognize and foster teacher expertise and leadership in mathematics education. We engage all students in learning mathematics through problem solving, reasoning, and communication.   http://cpm.org

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CUSD 6-12th Grade Math Sequence (matrix of course offerings) 2016-2017

CUSD Vision for High Quality Mathematics Instruction

All parents and students are encouraged to read the following important information about mathematics and the middle school aged child from our friend, Dr. Jo Boaler, internationally recognized Stanford University professor. 

HOW TO LEARN MATH: TEACHERS AND PARENTS

HOW TO LEARN MATH: STUDENTS

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6th Grade Icon 6th Grade Course Descriptions

Every sixth grader at Coronado Middle School is placed into heterogeneously grouped core subject classes of language arts, history/social science, and science. Every new enrolling sixth grader will take a math placement test as part of the enrollment process before school starts in the fall. The placement score along with grades and standardized test scores will help determine placement in math. 

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7th Grade Icon 7th Grade Course Descriptions

Every seventh grader at Coronado Middle School is placed into the following heterogeneously grouped core subject classes: Humanities (English/Language Arts and History/Social Science), Mathematics, and Science. A Math placement test is given to every newly enrolled seventh grader as part of the enrollment process. The placement scores, along with teacher recommendation and standardized test scores, help determine placement in seventh grade math. 

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8th Grade Icon 8th Grade Course Descriptions

Every eighth grader at Coronado Middle School is placed in a heterogeneously grouped humanities (English/Language Arts and History/Social Science), Science, and Physical Education class. Also, every incoming eighth grader takes the Algebra Readiness Test either in the spring of the seventh grade year or as part of the enrollment process for eighth grade. The placement scores, along with teacher recommendation and standardized test scores, help determine placement in eighth grade Algebra. 

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