Welcome to the QO Math department. Middle school is the perfect time to build persistence, increase motivation, and prepare for future success in mathematics. With a focus on common core standards and the mathematical practices, students will learn concepts that they will carry with them throughout their mathematical careers. To meet the needs of all of our students, Quimby offers an on grade level math program, an accelerated math program, and a math support elective.

Math Placement

Evergreen School District 6th graders take the MDTP (Math Diagnostic Testing Project) math placement test typically in May each year for placement in one of our 7th grade middle school math classes.

For incoming 7th graders, we offer Common Core Math 7 and Accelerated Math 7/8. Students' scoring at a mastery level qualify for advanced math class for 7th grade.  Additional questions about the MDTP math assessment, or the district's set criteria for establishing math placement, can be directed to the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction. You will be notified of your child's placement in August when student schedules are are posted in PowerSchool, which is typically the day before school begins.

Completing programs such as Jose Valdéz Math, Math Enrichment, or other programs over the summer does not qualify students to skip classes or be placed in advanced classes for the coming school year.

While we understand the desire to challenge and accelerate your child's learning, math placement is determined by the MDTP assessment of your child's academic performance, readiness, and potential. This assessment takes into account a variety of factors, including but not limited to, grades, standardized test scores, and teacher evaluations.

We encourage all of our students to engage in academic enrichment opportunities over the summer, as these can greatly benefit their overall academic growth and development. However, we want to emphasize that such programs are not considered for advanced placement.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of your child's education.


Standards For Mathematical Practice

  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  2. Reason abstractly and quatitatively.
  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  4. Model with mathematics.
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  6. Attend to precision.
  7. Look for and make use of structure.
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.


Khan, Salma

Teacher, Resource Specialist, Math and Language Arts (7th Grade)