CUSD Mathematics Program
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CUSD MATH PROGRAMS  TEXTBOOK PUBLISHER WEBSITES
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN "MATH EXPRESSIONS" THINK CENTRAL  GRADES K5 
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN "GO MATH"  MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSES: MATH 6, MATH 7, MATH 7 ACCELERATED, AND MATH 8 
PEARSON ALGEBRA 1GEOMETRYALGEBRA 2  MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL COURSES: ALGEBRA 1 AND GEOMETRY HIGH SCHOOL COURSE: ALGEBRA 2 
KHAN ACADEMY MATH VIDEOS, ARTICLES, AND EXERCISES FOR STUDENTS (updated 10/10/17)
Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2
Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
*Grade 6/Math 6 *Grade 7/Math 7 *Math 7 Accelerated *Grade 8/Math 8
*Algebra 1 *Geometry *Algebra 2
Trigonometry Precalculus
Official AP Calculus AB Practice Official AP Calculus BC Practice Official AP Statistics Practice
Official SAT Practice
* videos, articles, and exercises aligned to Capistrano USD list of Essential Math Concepts (EMCs)
MATH COURSE PLACEMENT CRITERIA FOR THE 201617 SCHOOL YEAR (updated 9/22/17)
GRADE 7 MATH PLACEMENT CRITERIA FOR CURRENT (201718 SCHOOL YEAR) GRADE 6 STUDENTS
Current Grade 6 students enrolled in Math 6 who want to qualify to enroll in Math 7 Accelerated in Grade 7 must…
Current Grade 6 students enrolled in Math 7 Accelerated who want to qualify to enroll in Algebra 1 in Grade 7 must… 
UPDATED 9/22/17

GRADE 8 MATH PLACEMENT CRITERIA FOR CURRENT (201718 SCHOOL YEAR) GRADE 7 STUDENTS
Current Grade 7 students enrolled in Math 7 who want to qualify to enroll in Algebra 1 in Grade 8 must… Current Grade 7 students enrolled in Math 7 Accelerated who want to qualify to enroll in Algebra 1 in Grade 8 must… Current Grade 7 students enrolled in Algebra 1 who want to qualify to enroll in Geometry in Grade 8 must… 
UPDATED 9/22/17

GRADE 9 MATH PLACEMENT CRITERIA FOR CURRENT (201718 SCHOOL YEAR) GRADE 8 STUDENTS
All current Grade 8 students enrolled in Math 8 will be enrolled in Algebra 1 in Grade 9. Current Grade 8 students enrolled in Geometry who want to qualify to enroll in Honors Algebra 2/Trig in Grade 9 must… 
UPDATED 9/22/17

INFO REGARDING MATH 7 ACC PLACEMENT TEST FOR INCOMING GRADE 6 STUDENTS (updated 9/22/17)
This year’s Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test will be administered in all Grade 5 classrooms to current CUSD students on Thursday, May 3, 2018. The Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test consists of forty multiple choice questions and three “Explain Your Reasoning” questions. All test questions are directly aligned to one or more of the Grade 6 Common Core math standards; a small number of questions addressing addition and subtraction of fractions are also included. Students will have 45 minutes to answer the forty multiple choice questions, then 15 minutes to answer the three “Explain Your Reasoning” questions.
Approximately onefourth of the 40 multiple choice questions will be NonTraditional Selected Response (NTSR) questions for which there will be multiple correct answers for each of these types of questions. The number of correct answers to be chosen for each NTSR question will be explained in the directions. All correct answers must be chosen by the student for an NTSR question to be marked correct; no partial credit will be given for these types of questions.
To qualify to enroll in Math 7 Accelerated in Grade 6, students must score EITHER (1) 80% or higher on the multiple choice section of the test OR (2) 70% or higher on the multiple choice section of the test AND 70% or higher on the "Explain Your Reasoning" section of the test.
Students/Parents will be notified of a student's Grade 6 math course placement via email during the week of July 26, 2018.
All Grade 5 students who do not pass the Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test on May 3 or 4 will be placed in Math 6 to start the 201819 school year, however, a parent may sign up their child to be given a retake opportunity. All retake tests will be administered on either July 26 or July 31 at the Capistrano USD office, 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano. Students who pass the retake opportunity will be transferred to Math 7 Accelerated prior to the start of the school year.
A previouslyadministered Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test is available for download by clicking:
Sample "Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test"
This year's Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test will have completely different questions aligned to the Common Core Grade 6 Math Standards, along with a few questions addressing addition and subtraction of fractions, which are taught in Grade 5, so student performance on this sample test will not necessarily correlate to performance on this year's placement assessment.
MATH PLACEMENT INFO FOR STUDENTS TRANSFERRING INTO CAPISTRANO USD IN FALL 2018 (updated 1/17/18)
 201819 Math Course Placement Info for Students New to Capistrano USD (updated 9/22/17)
 201819 Math Course Placement Criteria for Students New to Capistrano USD (updated 9/22/17)
 201819 Math Course Placement Testing Schedule for Students New to Capistrano USD (updated 9/22/17)
If after reviewing the placement documents above, a parent has determined that his/her child needs to be tested for math course placement purposes for the 201819 school year, he/she will need to register for math course placement testing.
Click HERE to register your child for math course placement testing (for multiple children, please fill out one form for each child).
Dave Chamberlain
Capistrano Unified School District
Secondary Math Curriculum Specialist
Email: djchamberlain@capousd.org
Phone: 9492349265
201718 MIDTERM EXAM STUDY GUIDES (updated 12/18/17)
NOTE: All of the 201718 Capistrano USD endof course exam study guides will be available in early to midMay 2018 for middle school students currently enrolled in one of the following math courses: Math 6, Math 7, Math 7 Accelerated, Math 8, Algebra 1, and Geometry.
NOTE: The midterm study guides provided below might or might not directly correlate to all Capistrano USD middle school math teacher's midterm exams, so students need to check with their math teacher to make sure they are provided the correct study materials.
 201718 Math 6 MidTerm Exam Study Guide
(updated 12/7/17)
 201718 Math 7 MidTerm Exam Study Guide
(updated 12/11/17)
 201718 Math 7 Accelerated MidTerm Final Exam Study Guide
(updated 12/11/17)
 201718 Math 8 MidTerm Exam Study Guide
(updated 12/11/17)
 201718 Algebra 1 MidTerm Exam Study Guide
(updated 12/18/17)
 201718 Geometry MidTerm Exam Study Guide
(updated 12/5/17)
COMMON CORE MATH STANDARDS INFO
CONTACT INFO
For more information about the Capistrano Unified School District’s Mathematics Program, contact:
Dave Chamberlain at 9492349265 or via email at djchamberlain@capousd.org.