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AURORA QUEST K-8 MATH NIGHT!!! August 21, 2014 Aurora Quest K-8 Math Night Outcomes • Provide parents with the philosophy behind the ways in which we teach mathematics and how we make decisions about math instruction • Share recent student math achievement data from Aurora Quest • Help parents to better understand different ways that they can support their children in learning important mathematical concepts • Help parents to better understand the trajectory of math concepts/courses and how teachers support the learning of mathematics based on strong conceptual understandings What is 85% off of $60? 30% of what number is 42? Peg Smith Quote Most schoolwork consists of assignments composed of “problems” for which students have been taught a preferred method of solving. There is little engagement of student “thinking” in such tasks, only the straightforward application of previously learned skills and memorized facts. It is unrealistic to expect students to learn to grapple with the unstructured, messy challenges of today’s world if they are forced to silently sit in rows, complete basic skills worksheets, and engage in teacher-led “discussions” that consist of literal, fact-based questions and answers. Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice #1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them #2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively #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 “Questized” Pacing Guides During the 2014-2015, the new Colorado Academic Standards will be fully implemented (Math and Literacy have been infused with the Common Core State Standards) • • In anticipation of these new standards, Aurora Quest K-5 teachers have been working on “Questizing” math and literacy pacing guides to ensure that they feature the necessary amount of rigor in content in order to meet student needs. Like the Quest report cards from last year, this will be ongoing work over the next couple of years. Making Sense of Math: Nonexample https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CACQmiaU6CU&index =1&list=PLJtYAMJw3i-hjdWRQ0q2dgl1P75dwfpks 2013-2014 Aurora Quest Math TCAP Proficiency Change Report 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 2013 PL P A P A P A P A P A 2014 PL 42%P 58%A 3%P 97%A 63%P 38%A 10%P 90%A 50%P 43%A 6%P 94%A 54%P 46%A 8%P 92%A 56%P 44%A 8%P 92%A 2012-2013 TCAP Gifted Proficiency Data Comparison 100 90 80 80 70 70 54 Percent 60 District Quest 50 40 30 State 36 24 19 20 10 0 Proficient Advanced Instruction • Resources are not about “discovery”, they support students with making meaning of the mathematics • Building mathematical fluency, move students to more and more efficient ways of solving problems • Challenging problems that engage students and provide structure for connecting key mathematical ideas • Promote meaningful student discourse that helps build strong conceptual understandings, especially as students move from informal, concrete ideas to more formal, abstract ideas Advanced Classes/Differentiation/Fluidity in Movement K-2 ALL have access to enriched opportunities within their classroom. 3-5 Opportunities to participate in an enriched course and a compacted course. 6-8 Students enroll in the appropriate course for their level. High School Math Trajectory 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th Advanced Option 1 Regular Regular Regular Integrated (Core) 2 (Honors or Regular) Integrated (Core) 3 (Honors or Regular) Integrated (Core) 4 (Honors or Regular) AP Calculus AP Statistics Advanced Option 2 Advanced Advanced Integrated(Core) 1 Integrated (Core) 2 (Honors or Regular) Integrated (Core) 3 (Honors or Regular) Integrated (Core) 4 (Honors or Regular) AP Calculus AP Statistics Advanced Option 3 Advanced Advanced Integrated (Core) 2 Integrated (Core) 3 (Honors or Regular) Integrated (Core) 4 (Honors or Regular) AP Calculus AP Statistics AP Calculus AP Statistics AP Calculus 2nd Year Advanced Option 4 Regular Regular Regular Honors Geometry Honors Algebra 2 Honors Trig AP Calculus AP Statistics Advanced Option 5 Advanced Advanced Integrated (Core) 1 Honors Geometry Honors Algebra 2 Honors Trig AP Calculus AP Statistics Advanced Option 6 Advanced Advanced Integrated (Core) 2 Honors Algebra Honors Trig 2 AP Calculus AP Statistics AP Calculus AP Statistics AP Calculus 2nd Year Parents Supporting Students in Mathematics • Developing Mathematical Thinking with Effective Questions http://teacherline.nylearns.org/resources/documents/MathTipsCard.pdf • Investigations in Number, Data, and Space: Games and Activities to do Online and Offline https://investigations.terc.edu/families/doing_math/books_and_resourc es/ • CMP : Families http://connectedmath.msu.edu/families/ • Freudenthal Institute Math (WisWeb) Math Applets http://www.fi.uu.nl/wisweb/en/ • CPMP-Tools (Suite of Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, Discrete Math software tools/graphic calculator) integrated with Core-Plus https://www.wmich.edu/cpmp/CPMP-Tools/ • General Session • Classroom Session • Join us in the cafeteria for cookies and comments Thanks for coming to Math Night!!!