Long Beach Middle School
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program for mathematics
emphasizes knowing, understanding, the investigation of patterns,
communication and application of mathematical principles to everyday
situations. The balanced approach of the Middle Years Program helps us
meet the needs of all learners to prepare them for eventual success in
high school math. Additional assistance for students is provided
through Math 7 and Math 8 Lab classes. All 6th grade students will have
the opportunity to accelerate in grade 7 with Math 7A followed by the
accelerated Algebra 1 course in grade 8. All students must maintain at
least an 80 average to remain in the accelerated sequence.
In September 2017, the New York State Board of Regents adopted the newly
revised English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards. Full
implementation of the Next Generation Learning Standards is expected in
September 2020, with new grade 3-8 tests measuring Next Generation
Learning Standards in Spring 2021.
Students graphed systems of linear equations and colored in the areas
enclosed by the lines to make a giant stained glass window.