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Parent Overview of New Florida Standards December 3rd, 2014 AGENDA Welcome Introductions Purpose HANDOUTS Color Codes: Kindergarten – Yellow First Grade – Pink Second Grade – Light Blue Third Grade - Green Fourth Grade – Bright Blue Fifth Grade - Lavender NEW FLORIDA ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS The new Florida Standards, adopted by the State Board of Education in February will prepare Florida students for success in college, career and in life by emphasizing analytical thinking. The new test will provide a more authentic assessment of the Florida Standards, because it will include more than multiple choice questions. Students will be asked to create graphs, interact with test content and write and respond in different ways than on traditional tests. New question types will assess students’ higherorder thinking skills in keeping with the higher expectations of the Florida Standards. LEVEL 1 - Recall Arrange Calculate Measure Memorize Name Recall Quote Recite Recognize Repeat Report State Tabulate Tell Use Match Define Draw Identify Illustrate Label List Who, What, When, Where, Why LEVEL 2 - Skill/Concept Categorize Cause/Effect Collect and Display Classify Compare Construct Distinguish Summarize Predict Estimate Graph Identify Patterns Infer Interpret Make Observations Modify Organize Relate Separate Show Use Context Clues LEVEL 3 - Strategic Thinking Assess Cite Evidence Compare Construct Investigate Hypothesize Critique Differentiate Apprise Formulate Revise Draw Conclusions Explain Phenomena in Terms of Concepts Use Concepts to Solve Non-Routine Problems Develop a Logical Argument LEVEL 4 - Extended Thinking Design Connect Prove Synthesize Analyze Create Critique Apply Concepts Depth of Knowledge Levels Division of Academics Department of Mathematics “Giving our students the world” MATH FLORIDA STANDARDS (MAFS): INCREASING RIGOR THROUGH PROBLEM SOLVING 1 5 01 N . E . 2 ND AV E N U E , S U I T E 3 2 6 MIAMI, FL 33132 OFFICE: 305-995-1939 FA X : 3 0 5 - 9 9 5 - 41 8 8 THE MATHEMATICS FLORIDA STANDARDS (MAFS) • Ensuring that students can understand and apply mathematical concepts means more than just making it to the next grade level. The new MAFS standards lay a foundation for students to use mathematics skills in life. These standards were adopted by the state of Florida in 2014 and are being fully implemented in grades K-12 during the 2014 -2015 school term. • There is a greater focus on key topics that are crucial for students to succeed at the next level of the mathematics curriculum. The mathematics curriculum is more challenging and more rigorous. Increased emphasis will be placed on conceptual understanding as opposed to just learning a formula and there will be more applications of the concepts to demonstrate in-depth comprehension of the material. MAFS DEVELOPMENT CRITERIA The standards were developed using the following criteria: Aligned with expectations for college and career success Inclusive of both content and the application of knowledge through high-order skills Built upon strengths and lessons of previous state standards Developed so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society Evidence and research–based Criteria was set by the FLDOE THE WAY MATHEMATICS IS BEING TAUGHT IN FLORIDA IS CHANGING With the adoption of the new Florida Standards for mathematics, students will be focusing on critical areas including the following: Building foundational skills, like addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals AND Understanding the concepts of mathematics more deeply. (We want to move our children beyond procedural skill and into conceptual understanding) Building skills and problem-solving abilities, and applying mathematics to the real world. (By thinking and reasoning “mathematically,” our students can practice applying mathematics to the real world.) QUESTIONS TO PONDER Is my child on grade level at this point in the school term? Refer to Parent I-Ready Report In what area(s) is the student excelling? Having problems? Ex: Operations and Algebraic Thinking; Number and Operations – Fractions; Measurement and Data and Geometry i-Ready Diagnostic Results Weekly Block Tests; Interim Assessments How can parents help students improve in struggling areas? Monitor that homework is being done Provide opportunities for students to work on i-Ready Learning Path in Mathematics at home Provide opportunities for students to work on Reflex Math to address fluency deficiencies What will students be learning next? Refer to District Pacing Guide Year-At-A Glance TEACHING THE MAFS VIDEO GALLERY Sample MAFS instructional videos can be accessed at the link below. Each video in the “We Can Do This, Florida!” mathematics video series features one teacher, classroom and current Florida Standard. These videos provide an authentic look at how students and teachers are interacting with our state’s mathematics standards. http://www.flstandards.org/video_gallery.aspx