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Eighth Grade Integrated Math at St. Laurence

Interested in Advanced Integrated Math for 8th Graders? Click here and fill out this form!

We are excited to once again offer Advanced Integrated Math for 8th Graders in the 2022-23 school year! This high school level class will challenge advanced math students and allow them to earn high school math credit at St. Laurence. Our integrated math program takes a global approach to teaching math and has many benefits for students. Read more below!

What is Integrated Math and how does it differ from traditional math sequencing?

The integrated approach is a sequence of courses, each of which includes Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics/Probability. The theory of Integrated Math is that, in the real world, problems do not come under a specific label of Algebra, Geometry, Statistics/Probability. By using an “integrated” approach, students can decide what skills to utilize to solve a particular problem, no matter what the content area. Students can use a combination of skills from Algebra, Geometry, and Probability/Statistics, depending on their analysis and approach to solving a problem. Mathematics at St. Laurence aims to equip all students with the knowledge, understanding, and intellectual capabilities to address further courses in mathematics, as well as prepare students to use mathematics in the workplace and their everyday life. This corresponds with the overall philosophy of St. Laurence’s International Baccalaureate Program.

What are the benefits of taking this class?

  • Provides an opportunity to begin high school in Integrated Math II and the potential to take more Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Dual Credit math courses
  • Students will take the course virtually from the convenience of their own home
  • The class will be taught live by a St. Laurence math teacher with extensive experience in virtual learning

When does the class take place?

  • The course will be taught virtually from 7:05-7:45am Monday-Friday
  • Days off and holidays will follow the St. Laurence school calendar

What is the cost of the class?

  • $300 for the class
  • Students must also purchase a Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator (or higher version), and  while the initial cost for this calculator may seem high, this will be a calculator that students use throughout all of their high school math classes, during college placement tests, as well as in college-level math courses.

Important Dates:

Application Process Opens: Tuesday, February 22nd.

  • Fill out the application here.
  • The following information emailed to vikings@stlaurence.com:
    • Most Recent Report Card
    • Letter of Recommendation from 7th Grade Math Teacher
  • Zoom Informational Sessions for Students & Parents
    • Thursday, March 10th at 7pm
    • The Zoom Link will be shared with the parent email address in the registration link.
  • In-Person Math Placement Test
    • Wednesday, March 30th at 6pm
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 8th

Interested in our 8th grade integrated math course? Click here and fill out this form!