Elementary to Middle School Transition
We want to create the most successful mathematics experience for all students as they transition from elementary mathematics into more advance mathematics in middle and high school. 6th grade students will begin their middle school math experience in Pre-Algebra. This will set a strong foundation for all students and provide the opportunity to take many pathways in mathematics throughout the rest of their Princeton math career. Our dynamic middle school math teachers will focus on instructional strategies that put students at the center of the classroom. The 6th grade teachers will support students' learning needs at all levels through differentiation. This includes both enrichment through challenging problem solving tasks and interventions through flexible small group instruction. In order to provide the 6th grade teachers with information on every student to plan for differentiated instruction, we conduct end of year testing for 5th grade students. That includes the administration of the Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test and a constructed problem solving response task. We also will utilize a digital tool, IXL for mathematics, to support teachers in their efforts to differentiate, support, and enrich the learning experience for all students. For further information regarding the 5th to 6th grade transition to middle school mathematics, please click here see the parent letter.