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Recommendation Process—Matrix 8th grade student in Algebra 1 Factor Weight IOWA Geometry Aptitude Test 35% American Mathematics Competition Score (out of 25 points) 15% Algebra 1—Marking Period 1 15% Algebra 1—Marking Period 2 20% Teacher Recommendation (1—5: with 5 being the strongest) 15% Composite Score 100% Sample Matrix Factor Score Weight IOWA Geometry Aptitude Test 69 35% American Mathematics Competition Score (out of 25 points) 10 15% Algebra 1—Marking Period 1 86.5 15% Algebra 1—Marking Period 2 92.2 20% 3 15% 70.565 100% Teacher Recommendation (1—5: with 5 being the strongest) Composite Score Interpretation of Score • Cut-off for Geometry Honors: 83 or higher • Cumulative Score between 80 and 82.9: examined with particular consideration by the teacher Recommendation Process—Data 9th grade student in Algebra 1 Factor Algebra 1 – Marking Period 1 Algebra 1 – Marking Period 2 Midterm Exam Geometry Readiness Test Sample Table Factor Score Algebra 1 – Marking Period 1 88.9 Algebra 1 – Marking Period 2 91.23 Midterm Exam 85 Geometry Readiness Test 27 Honors Course Content Meets & exceeds many areas of the Core Curriculum Content Standards adopted by the NJDOE 13 units are covered in the course Approximately 3 units each marking period Probability—interwoven in honors but not in CP Differences between Honors and CP Depth Content on worksheet and extra activities goes well beyond content covered in the textbook Essential Student Characteristics Self-Motivated Industrious Analytical “Out of the Box” thinker Inquisitive Determined Innate/Exceptional Math Ability Spatial Reasoning Problem Solving Course Requirements Technology—discovery & exploration Communicate—oral & written form Prove discoveries and theorems Apply knowledge to a wide variety of problem solving situations Solve & visualize problems in multiple ways Read text material—understand without direct instruction Self-advocate when extra help is needed Works well in groups Embrace challenges Honors Course Freshman Year • New Transition • Other Courses • Extra Curricular Activities • Student may want to consider Geometry CP and take Algebra 2 Honors. Sophomore Year • Other Courses • Extra Curricular Activities Course Sequencing 8th Grade Algebra 1 9th Grade Geometry CP or Geometry Honors 10th Grade 11th Grade Algebra 2 CP or Algebra 2 Honors Pre-Calc CP or Pre-Calc Honors or Intro to Calc BC 12th Grade Topics in Calc CP Or AP Calc AB Or AP Calc BC Course Sequencing 8th Grade 9th Grade Grade 8 Math Algebra 1 CP or Algebra 1 Honors 10th Grade Geometry CP or Geometry Honors 11th Grade Algebra 2 CP or Algebra 2 Honors 12th Grade Pre-Calc CP or Pre-Calc Honors