Did you know that over 40% of math questions on the Entrance Exam involve algebra, geometry or probability/statistics? Our Advanced Integrated Math for 8th Graders can help put you in a great position for success in these areas!

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 at St. Laurence High School?

  • 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 remote learning

8th Grade Integrated Math Class FAQs:

When does the class take place?

  • The course will be taught via remote learning 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 - February 5th
  • Zoom Informational Sessions for Students & Parents - Thursday, February 29th at 7 p.m.
    • The Zoom Link will be shared with the parent email address in the registration link.
  • Placement Test
    • Late March (Final Date TBD - in person and online test will be available)
  • Notification of Acceptance - April 12th