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Long Beach Middle School

Mathematics Department


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. 



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Students graphed systems of linear equations and colored in the areas enclosed by the lines to make a giant stained glass window.