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CC7/8 Accelerated Math


Common Core 7/8 Accelerated Math 2017-2018—Ms. McAteer


My drop-in office "hours" are Tuesdays during brunch and Wednesdays during lunch. I am also happy to meet with students before or after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a more extended and personalized time. Please email me with at least a day's notice for an appointment.


Course Description

The course is accelerated. We’ll be doing 7th and 8th grade math in one year in preparation for students to take Common Core Algebra in 2017-2018. Our texts will be CPM Core Connections Course 2 (7th grade math) and Course 3 (8th grade math). 


In addition to being accelerated, the course can also be considered an “honors” class, with challenges (or "stretch" problems) offered frequently. I do not expect every student to be able to solve every problem assigned.



Students in this class are expected to be:

  • Genuinely curious about and interested in math,
  • Motivated and resourceful,
  • Able to use appropriate behavior in class, including working with all students,
  • Risk-takers, ready to take on mathematical challenges,
  • Willing to use personal time to complete requirements.

Grading and Assessment

Class work completion--10%

Homework quizzes--20% Frequent, short assessments that are based directly on daily practice assignments

Graded Assignments--20% 

Tests--50% Tests in this course are designed to be easy to earn a B- and difficult to earn a perfect score.


Please shoot me an email (pmcateer@orinda.k12.ca.us) anytime with questions or concerns.