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The Mathematics curriculum at Nazareth Academy Grade School is developed and maintained in compliance with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics adopted by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Common Core State Standards provides specific in-depth curriculum guidelines according to the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Pennsylvania State Standards for the instruction of mathematics. An objective of the mathematics program is to prepare students for the study of Algebra 1 in eighth grade.
An Honors Math program accelerates qualified students in grades four through eight. Each consecutive course expands the curriculum of the previous year as the student is guided through mathematics instruction and prepares for the study of Algebra 1.

A systematic and sequential approach is used in our mathematics program so students in grades first through eighth grade develop, learn, maintain and implement skills and concepts. The primary grades offer practical activities, providing students an opportunity to develop a strong mathematical background, as well as algebraic skills. Students in the upper grades focus on application, problem solving and algebraic reasoning. Pre-Algebra is offered in the seventh grade and Algebra 1 in the eighth grade.



The Honors Math program is designed to challenge students in grades four through eight to work at an accelerated pace. The program follows the seven strands of mathematics set by the National Council of Mathematics.
Criteria for All Students:
  • Consistent score of 85 or above on the Math Composite section of the TerraNova standardized test
  • Consistent score of 80 or above on the Reading Comprehensions section of the TerraNova
  • Test Scores of 87 or above on the end of the year Level Test
  • Consistent grades or above in Math on the report card (90)
  • CSI range of about 115
Criteria for Transfer Students:
  • Automatic placement in NAGS Honors Math Program if the student was in an advanced program at his/her former school
  • Must submit most current Standardized Test scores
  • Take a level test
  • Submit a letter of recommendation for Honors Math from the student's math teacher which would include the information on the textbook used, concepts taught, as well as information about the student's classroom performance and homework completion 


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