09-27_ Parent Summit_ CCSS Math

Core Math
Parent Summit
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Alhambra HS
Educational Services
CCSS Shifts in Math
● Focus - we cover fewer topics in greater depth. We
aren’t just teaching kids to do math that a calculator
already performs. We are teaching them to apply it and
make sense of the calculation.
● Coherence - each year of Integrated Math builds on the
previous years instead of skipping from Algebra to
Geometry back to Algebra 2, etc...
● Rigor - equal time spent on conceptual understanding,
procedural fluency, and real-world application in the
Are we there yet?
Pop Quiz!
How far apart are
the Jct 90 and
Jefferson Blvd
exits on the 405
Procedures are not Enough
How far apart are these two
Student doesn’t
understand the wording
and adds insteads of
Same student can solve the
corresponding subtraction
problem, but not the real
world problem!
Courtesy Robert Kaplinsky
Why Integrated Math?
Traditional Math
● Algebra 1 Reg
● Geometry Reg/Honors
● Algebra 2 Reg/Honors
● Trig/Precal Reg/Honors
Each year in the sequence requires 6+
weeks of reteaching/review because
content is not continuous.
Integrated Math
● Integrated/Accelerated Math 1
● Integrated/Accelerated Math 2
● Integrated/Accelerated Math 3
Each year in the sequence develops the
domains of Functions, Algebra,
Numbers, Geometry and Statistics with
gradual depth and complexity.
College and Career Ready Electives (4th year)
AP Statistics
Elementary Calculus
AP Calculus AB/BC
College and Careers
2013 Survey by Hart Associates asked US
“What skills are most valuable in future
employees? What skills should be emphasized
in a high school education?”
Survey says….
Teach the Skills Employers Want
Standards of Math Practice
● Make sense of problems and
persevere in solving them
● Reason abstractly and
● Construct viable arguments and
critique the reasoning of others
● Model with mathematics
● Use appropriate tools strategically
and attend to precision
● Look for and make use of structure
and express regularity
Integrated Math and the UC
● The UC A-G Math requirement (“C”) emphasizes Math
Content Standards and Standards of Math Practice
● UC Statement gives 3 years of Integrated Math equal
weight as 3 years of Traditional Math for Freshmen
Admission [LINK]
● UC has a FAQ page about their “C” requirement for Math
[LINK] if you would like more info
● Our Math 1 and Accelerated Math 1 courses are UC
approved for the “C” requirement of A-G as of 8/2014
High School Pathways
Math 1
Freshmen Placement
-8th Gd Math grades
-8th Gd T3 benchmark
-CST/SBAC scores
Math 2
Moving up to
Accelerated any
year may require
Summer Bridge
Math 1
Math 2
Math 3
AP Stats
Elem. Calc
AP Calc AB
Moving down to
Regular during
any year
Math 3
AP Stats
AP Calc AB
AP Calc BC
AUSD practices open enrollment in AP/Honors/Accelerated courses at the High School Level
Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT)
CST testing has been replaced by SBAC testing,
starting with Juniors in Spring 2015
Test is summative and only for 11th graders (Math, ELA)
Test is entirely administered on a computer at school
Test questions vary in difficulty according to student
progress, affects score
Test consists of
o Selected Response (SR) =
multiple choice(s)
o Constructed Response (CR) =
short answer, fill in the blank, short sentence(s)
o Performance Task (PT) =
multi-step, real-world problem requiring multiple
skills and paragraph explanations
Curriculum + Instruction
We are using Carnegie Learning’s textbook
in both Integrated/Accelerated Math 1
Emphasis is on student-centered learning,
with more inquiry and collaborative groups
Carnegie Cognitive Tutor software is meant
to model the SBAC assessment experience
while reinforcing learning
Math Textbooks are consumable so
students may write on them
Students have online access to textbooks
should they lose any pages or need to redo
a page
Students go to computer lab 2 days out of
the week to reinforce skills
Home Learning
● Home learning reviews prior knowledge and reinforces the
current lesson
● Home learning may include reading, note taking, practice
problems, or a project
● Home learning assignments are often available in both print
and online formats
● Home learning *always* includes reading/review today’s
lesson and working ahead, prepping questions for the
Support Student Learning
● Check the Family Portal, family.ausd.us on a regular basis
● Ask your child what they learned at school today
● Make sure your child has a quiet, distraction-free setting to study,
do homework
● Check on your child while they work on Carnegie software because
they may wander to other websites
● Make sure your child takes advantage of free tutoring at school
● Email the teacher with any questions or concerns early on, don’t
wait til report cards come out!
Educational Resources
● On-campus tutoring at sites during/after school
● Carnegie Resource Center access to textbook,
assignments, and skills practice at home
● Carnegie Cognitive Tutor software allows
students to practice and master skills at home
● Khan Academy - online tool for studying at home
● Shmoop.com - We Speak Student! Guide to CCSS
More Resources
New SAT (Spring 2016) will align to CCSS [LINK]
CCSS Standards [Math 1/Math 2/Math 3]
Standards of Math Practice [Eng/Span/Chi]
Common Core Standards Institute [Math]
CA Dept of Education
SBAC Practice Test
SBAC Sample Items
Online Graphing Calculator
Meta Calculator and SBAC Calculator
Questions, comments or concerns?
● e-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]
● phone: 626.943.3520
● web:

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