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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
• 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
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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
fully implemented (Math and Literacy
have been infused with the Common
Core State Standards)
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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.
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2013-2014 Aurora Quest Math TCAP
Proficiency Change Report
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
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
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
in Movement
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
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
Option 2
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
Option 3
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
Option 4
Regular
Regular
Regular
Honors
Geometry
Honors
Algebra 2
Honors Trig
AP Calculus
AP Statistics
Option 5
Integrated
(Core) 1
Honors
Geometry
Honors
Algebra 2
Honors Trig
AP Calculus
AP Statistics
Option 6
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