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Mathematics

The Mathematics program at ISM believes in providing students with an opportunity to foster an appreciation for mathematics, critical and analytical thinking, problem solving, computational skills and conceptual development through the process of mathematical reasoning.

The ISM Mathematics curriculum is designed to provide students with the opportunity to see and apply mathematical skills and concepts in everyday life thereby making evident the fundamental importance of mathematics in the world around them. It also provides problem-solving skills in logic and patterns. Because mathematics is sequential in nature, each of our course offerings builds upon previous courses and prepares students for future math course offerings at ISM.

Mathematics Honors

Honors classes are offered at the 7th and 8th grade level in Middle School. The courses are designed to enrich and challenge students beyond the scope of a standard mathematics classroom.

The aims and objectives of the Math Honors program are:

  • To broaden and deepen student appreciation of mathematics by engaging and extending students with more demanding material, problem solving and enrichment beyond the challenges provided in the standard math curriculum.
  • To provide students with the opportunity to see and apply mathematical skills and concepts in everyday life thereby making evident the fundamental importance of mathematics in the world around them.
  • To develop inquisitive and active problem solvers who regularly use higher level thinking skills.
  • To expand student understanding and appreciation of the nature of mathematical thinking.

Honors students are expected to apply concepts and make connections to new situations, demonstrate superior reasoning and problem-solving abilities, be independent and desire challenges beyond the scope of a standard mathematics classroom.

The established process for the selection of students to the Honors program is communicated to all parents and students at the beginning of the second semester.