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Mathematics

Attention Incoming Freshmen, Class of 2024
Placement Test for Students Interested in Taking Algebra II Plus

Step 1: Access the Test

Print the test if you wish but do not preview the test prior to completing it.

Algebra 2 Skills Assessment

Step 2: Take the Test

You must complete the test in one sitting of 75 minutes or less.  You may use scratch paper but NO CALCULATORS ARE PERMITTED.

Step 3: Enter Your Answers

After completing the test, submit your answers using the following link:

http://www.quia.com/quiz/4179124.htmlBe sure to enter your name!!  When completed, you will immediately receive a score and will be able to see which problems you missed.  See placement test letter from mailing with details.

The test must be completed by April 12th.  Course information will be available in the freshman mailing with directions for how to register for classes. 

If you have any questions about taking this test and submitting results, please email Connie Hill, the math department chair, at chill@gsgis.k12.va.us

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The MLWGS Mathematics program is a rigorous college preparatory course of study. Emphasis throughout the mathematics curriculum is placed on communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, creative thinking, and logical reasoning. These aims are achieved by using a variety of pedagogical methods including collaborative learning, technology-based learning, discovery through manipulatives, and the utilization of real-world applications. A variety of assessment techniques are used to account for different learning styles and individual strengths or interests. As a minimum for graduation, all students must complete a core sequence of courses through Trigonometry and Mathematical Analysis. In addition, the mathematics department offers a variety of elective courses including AP, dual enrollment, and independent research.  Opportunities to develop and expand learning are present not only in the classroom but also through various department-sponsored programs and extracurricular activities.

Courses offered typically include:

Geometry
Algebra II
Algebra II Plus
Precalculus
Precalculus Plus
Data Analytics
Applications of Contemporary Discrete Mathematics
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus AB and BC
Calculus With Analytic Geometry I
Calculus With Analytic Geometry II
Basic Practice of Statistics
Applications of Statistics
Advanced Modeling Applications With Calculus
Multivariable Calculus
Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning
Linear Algebra