Mrs. Brooke Baker 

(Offered in 2018-19)

  • "flipped" classroom emphasizes at-home learning combined with in-class engagement and application; two days per week
  • hands-on learning emphasizes practical application of concepts

Students will apply the tools and language of math to solve a variety of problems, especially as they move into algebraic concepts. In addition, students will learn to verify solutions using methods such as estimation, examples, graphs, and logic. They will develop the ability to explain mathematical concepts and solutions with numbers, symbols, and words. Utilizing the “flipped” classroom model, preparation at home will be assessed and applied in the sessions, demonstrating real-world application of math with in-class lab experiences.

This class will meet 2x per week in 2018-19, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

This course is recommended for all 6th thru 8th graders who intend to take high school level math and science courses. The appropriate follow-on course would be Algebra I.

Assessment Exam

MS Math/PreAlgebra Placement Test (see link below).

This exam helps us to place math students where they will be encouraged and challenged but not overwhelmed in their learning. The test is designed to check a variety of concepts at a variety of levels.

Please have your child take the test unaided (no parent help or calculator). Complete only the following problems rather than completing the entire test: #21-40 and #61-80. 

Encourage your child to do his/her very best, but not to be worried if a problem is too difficult.. Let your child know that any work toward an answer is helpful to see, even if a problem can’t be finished.  Please send along with the test any scratch paper work used to solve the problems. 

Please scan and send to: or send it by mail/drop it off in the New Hope Office to the attention of Brooke Baker. (Mailing Address: New Hope Tutorials Inc. PO Box 96, Boxford, MA 01921)

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