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 Ramp Up to Algebra
Ramp Up to Algebra

Rockwood is committed to ensuring students experience an engaging, rigorous mathematics curriculum that can be personalized to meet individual student needs. Throughout middle school, Rockwood mathematics instruction is intended to build on prior knowledge and develop a deep conceptual understanding of essential mathematics content.
The Ramp Up to Algebra online summer course was developed in an effort to better meet student needs and provide families with more options for placement. This course prepares students currently enrolled in Math 7 and Math 8 for Algebra 1.
Please sign into Clevr and choose the "Ramp Up To Algebra Registration" form under Listings.
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the online summer course titled Ramp Up to Algebra?
This online summer course provides an acceleration option for Math 7 students and review of essential content for Math 8 students in preparation for Algebra 1. Upon successful completion of this online summer course, Math 7 students will be enrolled in Algebra 1 for the upcoming school year.

Who should take the Ramp Up to Algebra course?
This online course is for students currently enrolled in Math 7 or Math 8. It is recommended that Math 7 students have grades of As in their previous math courses, score in the 90th percentile or higher on the STAR assessment, like the challenge of mathematics, and have an interest in a STEMrelated field. This course is also for Math 8 students who wish to keep their math skills sharp over the summer in preparation for Algebra 1.

When is the summer Ramp Up to Algebra offered and what is the time requirement?
RampUp to Algebra is offered in an online format. It is available Summer Academy, which takes place from June 8July 7, 2023.
Throughout the fourweeks, students work at their own pace at anytime of the day and anywhere they have internet access. Thus, students can complete coursework as it fits into their summer schedule. They should expect to spend approximately 60 hours during the fourweek timeframe to complete the course.

What will students learn in Ramp Up to Algebra?
Ramp Up to Algebra is designed to provide a foundation for the development of skills necessary for success in Algebra I. Instructional time will focus on four critical areas:
 formulating and reasoning about equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations
 grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships
 analyzing twodimensional figures using angles, similarity, and congruence
 developing an understanding of exponential properties to simplify numerical expressions

How will this online summer course work for students?
Ramp Up to Algebra will utilize Canvas, our district learning management system. The online class will be similar to classroom instruction. Students will:
 View instructional videos
 Complete assignments and upload work to the system
 Take online assessments
 Participate in discussions with classmates and the teacher
 Communicate directly with the teacher if they have questions
 Receive timely feedback on progress

What are the technical requirements of this online summer class?
Students must have access to the internet, as well as a computer or their Rockwoodissued Chromebook. Districtprovided internet access is available if needed.

How will students register for this online summer course?
Please submit your child's enrollment request using the enrollment button above. Questions may be directed to Ms. Marietta Koziatek, Coordinator of 612 Math at koziatekmarietta@rsdmo.org.

Personalize Your Math Pathway
Step 1
Choose Math 6 or Math 6/7.
Step 2
If Math 6 is chosen, next choose between:
 Math 7 and Math 8 separately; or
 Math 7/8 (after successful completion of summer work).
If Math 6/7 is chosen, next would be Math 7/8.
Step 3
Algebra 1 or AMPED
Step 4
Geometry, or Geometry in Construction, or Honors Geometry
Step 4
Choose Algebra 2 or Honors Algebra 2 (includes Trigonometry)
Step 5
If Algebra 2 is chosen, next choose between:
 Algebra 3 (can receive college credit through the University of MissouriSt. Louis) and Trigonometry; or
 Algebra 3, Trigonometry, Statistics, or Finite Math (semester courses; choose two).
If Honors Algebra 2 was chosen, next would be PreCalculus and/or AP Statistics.
Step 6
If Algebra 2 was chosen:
 and then followed by Algebra 3 and Trigonometry, next would be PreCalculus and/or AP Statistics.
 If two semester courses were chosen, next would be two additional courses from the previous list, or AP Statistics.
If Honors Algebra 2 was chosen, followed by PreCalculus and/or AP Statistics, next would be AP Calculus and/or AP Statistics.