The Oregon Department of Education has adopted the rigorous national mathematics Common Core Standards, demonstrating a true commitment to increased support and challenge to math students in Oregon.
Below is a link to Portland Public Schools Great Expectations Brochures describing mathematics curriculum for grades 6, 7 and 8. These documents include a description of the transition to Common Core, some resources for parents as well as descriptions of the math practices and the Common Core standards for each grade.
At Sellwood we are absolutely dedicated to preparing our students with high levels of math proficiency through a challenging 6-12 mathematics course trajectory that insures optimum success. If you have any questions about your child’s math level or about their math placement for next year, please contact his/her math teacher. For questions about the Sellwood mathematics program, please contact Sellwood Middle School at 503-916-5656.
CCSS 6, CCSS 7 , & CCSS 8
These are appropriate grade level math classes. We use the PPS adopted curriculum, Connected Math Project (CMP). 8th grade CCSS classes will also cover the first four chapters of the CPM Algebra Connections textbook. These courses follow the Common Core State Standards, CCSS. CCSS defines what students should understand and be able to do in the study of their mathematics. At Sellwood our goal is to develop confident problem solvers who are able to reason and communicate mathematically.
This is an advanced, fast paced course in which we cover all of the CCSS 7 curriculum and half the CCSS 8 curriculum using CMP2 textbooks and the first four chapters of the CPM Algebra Connections textbook. Only a small portion of our students are in this course following guidelines set up by the Portland Public Schools District.
This is an advanced, fast paced course in which we use the high school Algebra curriculum titled College Preporatory Mathematics, CPM, and some additional 8th grade required material. Only a small portion of our students are in this course following guidelines set up by the Portland Public Schools District. Students successfully completing the requirements for Compacted 8 may receive a year of high school math credit by the end of 8th grade.