**Math**

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## A Note About SAxon CurriculumAs most who are familiar with Saxon know, geometry is integrated throughout the curriculum. With regard to high school geometry content, the student will receive 50% of their geometry credit in Saxon Algebra 2 (3rd edition), and the other 50% of their geometry credit in Saxon Advanced Mathematics (2nd edition).
BTM's Alg. II class does not use a Saxon text. It uses an equivalent text with Geometry supplementation. The student who completes this course will have a credit in Alg. 2 as well as 50% of their Geometry credit. Saxon Advanced Mathematics is a two year course for most students. Some schools teach lessons 1-70 the first year, titling the course “Geometry/Trig”; then the second year they teach to the end of the book, titling the course “Pre-Calculus”. At BTM we offer one year of Advanced Math in which the majority of the text is covered. This requires a longer class time and longer at home assignments. |
Pre-Algebra (Saxon): The Saxon Algebra 1/2 (Pre-Algebra) curriculum is designed to build a strong foundation for future success in math and utilizes a spiral method so students continually review concepts learned. In this class, all 123 lessons of the curriculum are covered, with concepts that include fractions, decimals, mixed number operations, order of operations and signed numbers, scientific notation, exponents and radicals, simplifying algebraic expressions, writing and solving algebraic equations, fraction/decimal/percent word problems, ratios, geometry fundamentals and graphing linear equations. Students must have successfully completed a 7th grade math curriculum and must be assessed to be cleared for admission to this class. Grades 7-9.Algebra I with Geometry (Saxon): The Saxon Algebra 1 curriculum further builds on concepts learned in Pre-Algebra to develop a strong foundation and prepare students for future success in upper level math and utilizes a spiral method so students continually review concepts learned. In this class, all 120 lessons of the curriculum are covered, with concepts that include evaluating algebraic expressions involving signed numbers, roots and exponents; equations involving inequalities and absolute values; algebraic word problems; working with polynomials and rational expressions; factoring; graphing linear equations and inequalities; parent functions and transformations; and interwoven intermediate geometry. Integrated Algebra I course using Saxon Algebra I textbook. Students must have successfully completed Saxon Pre-Algebra or equivalent (having maintained a C average), and may be required to successfully complete the Saxon Math Assessment prior to being admitted into this class. Students may earn ¼ Geometry credit with their Algebra I credit upon completion of the course. This class will have a Study Group available during 3rd period. There will be an additional fee for those joining the Study Group. Grades 9-11.Geometry: Must have successfully completed an Algebra I course prior to taking this course.This class has been designed to be an in-depth Geometry class to lay a solid foundation in Geometry's concepts and terms. It can be for students who have taken Algebra I with or without Geometry. If this class is taken along with the Algebra with Geometry classes, this class can count as an honors class. It depends on how you design your math curriculum for the high school years. Grades 9-12.Algebra II with Geometry: Students must have completed Algebra I and Geometry or Algebra I with Geometry and maintained a C average in either class to take this course. Students will continue to develop their Algebra skills, will study linear and non-linear functions, and will continue to explore Geometry topics. The Algebra II course will use Saxon Algebra II textbook. Students may earn ¼ Geometry credit with their Algebra II credit upon completion of the course. Grades 9-12.Algebra II: This is an Algebra 2 course that continues of concepts introduced in Algebra 1. Students will continue the study of functions, statistics and will be introduced to basic Trigonometry. Upon completion of this course, students will need to complete a course in Geometry before attempting Saxon Advanced Math. Prerequisite: To be successful in this class, students must have completed Algebra 1 with a C average.Pre-Calculus/Advanced Math (Saxon): Students must have Algebra II and Geometry or Algebra I with Geometry and Algebra II with Geometry and maintained a C average in Algebra II in order to take this course. Students will conclude their discussion of Geometry, further investigate non-linear concepts and study Trigonometry topics. They will be using the Saxon Advanced Math textbook. Students may earn ½ Geometry credit with their Advanced Math credit upon completion of the course. Students with a full Geometry credit when entering this class, may earn honors credit for this class. Grades 11-12.Students are required to have mastered pre-requisite skills for each listed math class. |

**Assessing your Child's Math Level**

If you are not sure which math class your child should be taking, please download the Saxon Math Assessment PDF above to get an idea of where they are.

Students currently using the Saxon curriculum should continue to the next level. The following information is for students starting the Saxon curriculum for the first time.

Students interested in Pre-Algebra or Algebra 1 should take the Math Assessment, focusing on pages 5 & 6 for Pre-Algebra and pages 6 & 7 for Algebra 1. A minimum of 16 total correct answers on both pages in recommended. Students interested in Algebra 2 should complete the Algebra 2 placement test. A minimum of 17 correct answers is recommended. Students interested in Advanced Math should complete pages 6 & 7 of the Upper Grades Math Placement Test. A minimum of 8 correct answers is recommended. Students who score less than the minimum will be assessed on a case by case basis.

For more information on assessing your child's math level, please email BTMLeadershipteam@gmail.com.

Students currently using the Saxon curriculum should continue to the next level. The following information is for students starting the Saxon curriculum for the first time.

Students interested in Pre-Algebra or Algebra 1 should take the Math Assessment, focusing on pages 5 & 6 for Pre-Algebra and pages 6 & 7 for Algebra 1. A minimum of 16 total correct answers on both pages in recommended. Students interested in Algebra 2 should complete the Algebra 2 placement test. A minimum of 17 correct answers is recommended. Students interested in Advanced Math should complete pages 6 & 7 of the Upper Grades Math Placement Test. A minimum of 8 correct answers is recommended. Students who score less than the minimum will be assessed on a case by case basis.

For more information on assessing your child's math level, please email BTMLeadershipteam@gmail.com.