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Eighth Grade Integrated Math at St. Laurence

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

We are excited to launch a new integrated math course for 8th graders at St. Laurence! This high school level class will challenge advanced math students and allow them to earn high school math credit. 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: Wednesday, May 12. The following information emailed to vikings@stlaurence.com:

  • Most Recent Report Card
  • Letter of Recommendation from 7th Grade Math Teacher

Virtual Math Placement Test:  Wednesday, June 2nd at 5pm (test will take about an hour)
Zoom Informational Sessions for Students & Parents: Tuesday, May 18th at 7:30pm
Application Process Closes: Friday, June 18th
Notification of Acceptance: Early July

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