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Great Explorations in Mathematics (GEM) BARBARA A. PEREZ MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM SUPERVISOR 2014-2015 Regular Mathematics Designed for students with average ability in mathematics. Continue the development of mathematical concepts and processes that can be used to solve real-world and mathematical problems in preparation for high school Algebra and Geometry. Advanced Mathematics Very challenging and designed for students who are mathematically talented. Accelerated by one grade level. Opportunity to complete high school Algebra I Honors in 8th grade. The student successfully completing the Algebra I Honors course will have one high school mathematics credit when they enter 9th grade. GEM Mathematics Extremely rigorous Accelerated by two grade levels. 6th Grade – Pre-Algebra 7th Grade – Algebra I Honors 8th Grade – Geometry Honors Designed for mature, mathematically talented students. Assignments are regularly given which may require many hours beyond the school day to complete. Students are continuously monitored and must maintain GEM critera. The student successfully completing the Algebra I Honors course and Geometry Honors course will have two high school mathematics credits when they enter 9th grade. STANDARDS REGULAR MAFS.6.EE.1.1 MAFS.6.EE.1.2 MAFS.6.EE.1.3 MAFS.6.EE.1.4 MAFS.6.EE.2.5 MAFS.6.EE.2.6 MAFS.6.EE.2.7 MAFS.6.EE.2.8 MAFS.6.EE.3.9 MAFS.6.G.1.1 MAFS.6.G.1.2 MAFS.6.G.1.3 MAFS.6.G.1.4 MAFS.6.NS.1.1 MAFS.6.NS.2.2 MAFS.6.NS.2.3 MAFS.6.NS.2.4 MAFS.6.NS.3.5 MAFS.6.NS.3.6 MAFS.6.NS.3.7 MAFS.6.NS.3.8 MAFS.6.RP.1.1 MAFS.6.RP.1.2 MAFS.6.RP.1.3 MAFS.6.SP.1.1 MAFS.6.SP.1.2 MAFS.6.SP.1.3 MAFS.6.SP.2.4 MAFS.6.SP.2.5 STANDARDS www.cpalms.org STANDARDS REGULAR MAFS.6.EE.1.1 MAFS.6.EE.1.2 MAFS.6.EE.1.3 MAFS.6.EE.1.4 MAFS.6.EE.2.5 MAFS.6.EE.2.6 MAFS.6.EE.2.7 MAFS.6.EE.2.8 MAFS.6.EE.3.9 MAFS.6.G.1.1 MAFS.6.G.1.2 MAFS.6.G.1.3 MAFS.6.G.1.4 MAFS.6.NS.1.1 MAFS.6.NS.2.2 MAFS.6.NS.2.3 MAFS.6.NS.2.4 MAFS.6.NS.3.5 MAFS.6.NS.3.6 MAFS.6.NS.3.7 MAFS.6.NS.3.8 MAFS.6.RP.1.1 MAFS.6.RP.1.2 MAFS.6.RP.1.3 MAFS.6.SP.1.1 MAFS.6.SP.1.2 MAFS.6.SP.1.3 MAFS.6.SP.2.4 MAFS.6.SP.2.5 ADVANCED + MAFS.7.EE.1.1 MAFS.7.EE.1.2 MAFS.7.NS.1.1 MAFS.7.NS.1.2 MAFS.7.NS.1.3 MAFS.7.RP.1.1 MAFS.7.RP.1.2 MAFS.7.RP.1.3 ADVANCED BENCHMARKS GEM 7.EE.2.3 7.EE.2.4 7.G.1.1 7.G.1.3 7.G.2.4 7.G.2.5 7.G.2.6 7.SP.1.1 7.SP.1.2 7.SP.2.3 7.SP.2.4 7.SP.3.5 7.SP.3.6 7.SP.3.7 7.SP.3.8 8.EE.1.1 8.EE.1.2 8.EE.1.3 8.EE.1.4 8.EE.2.5 8.EE.2.6 8.EE.3.7 8.EE.3.8 8.F.1.1 8.F.1.2 8.F.1.3 8.F.2.4 8.F.2.5 8.G.1.1 8.G.1.2 8.G.1.3 8.G.1.4 8.G.1.5 6.EE.1.1 6.EE.1.2 6.EE.1.3 6.EE.1.4 6.EE.2.5 6.EE.2.6 6.EE.2.7 6.EE.2.8 6.EE.3.9 6.G.1.1 6.G.1.2 6.G.1.3 6.G.1.4 6.NS.1.1 6.NS.2.2 6.NS.3.8 6.NS.2.3 6.NS.2.4 6.NS.3.5 6.NS.3.6 6.NS.3.7 6.RP.1.1 6.RP.1.2 6.RP.1.3 6.SP.1.1 6.SP.1.2 6.SP.1.3 6.SP.2.4 6.SP.2.5 7.EE.1.1 7.EE.1.2 7.NS.1.1 8.G.2.6 8.G.2.7 8.G.2.8 7.NS.1.2 7.NS.1.3 7.RP.1.1 8.G.3.9 8.NS.1.1 8.NS.1.2 7.RP.1.2 7.RP.1.3 8.SP.1.1 8.SP.1.2 8.SP.1.3 + 8.SP.1.4 Course Pathways A or B Math DSS 241 Reading DSS 216 A or B Pass EOC M/J PreAlgebra Advanced M/J PreAlgebra M/J PreAlgebra Opportunity to earn 2 High School math credits Course Pathways A or B C, D, or F Math DSS 241 Reading DSS 216 Course recovery will be needed M/J PreAlgebra Advanced M/J PreAlgebra M/J PreAlgebra Opportunity to earn 1 High School math credit Course Pathways C, D, or F Math Math DSS DSS 241 241 Reading DSS DSS 216 216 Reading A or B M/J PreAlgebra Advanced M/J PreAlgebra M/J PreAlgebra Opportunity to earn 1 High School math credit Course Pathways Math DSS 241 Reading DSS 216 A, B, or C A or B M/J PreAlgebra Advanced M/J PreAlgebra M/J PreAlgebra ENTRANCE CRITERIA GEM-6 – 241 or higher on the 5th grade math FCAT and 216 or higher on the the 5th grade reading FCAT Recommended – Level 5 Math FCAT Level 4 or higher Reading FCAT 65% or higher Pre-Algebra Readiness Assessment ENTRANCE CRITERIA GEM-7 – Successful completion of GEM-6 with a grade of B or higher and Average of 75% or higher on semester examinations ENTRANCE CRITERIA GEM-8 – Successful completion of GEM-7 with a grade of B or higher and Average of 75% or higher on district semester examinations and Passing score on the Algebra I FSA End-of-Course Exam 8th Grade Algebra I Honors – Successful completion of MJ2 Advanced with a grade of B or higher and Level 4 or higher on the Math FCAT/FSA EXIT CRITERIA Any student who earns a C should be placed on probation. If the student receives a D or an F in the quarter after being placed on academic probation, they should be exited from the program. At the end of the school year, any student who does not have a course average of B or above and an average of 75% or higher on semester examinations should be exited from the program. Any student who does not pass the State End-of Course Algebra I Exam should be exited from the program. Year 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 Number % Decrease Course of from Previous Students Year GEM 6 GEM 7 GEM 8 Alg 2 H % Decrease from GEM 6 2593 1746 32.66% 32.66% 1482 15.12% 42.85% 1175 20.72% 54.69% GRADING CATEGORIES GEM-6 1st and 3rd Quarters Tests Quizzes Homework/Classwork 50% 25% 25% 2nd and 4th Quarters Tests Quizzes Homework/Classwork Midterm/Final 35% 20% 20% 25% GRADING CATEGORIES GEM-7, GEM-8, Algebra I Honors All quarters Tests 55% Quizzes 25% Homework/Classwork 20% COURSE GRADE GEM-7, GEM-8, Algebra I Honors All quarters 15% each (60%) Midterm 10% EOC 30% ASSESSMENTS GEM-6 Chapter Tests Quarterly Exams (optional) Midterm Final 6th Grade BAFs 6th Grade FSA ASSESSMENTS GEM-7, 8th Grade Algebra I Honors, GEM-8 Chapter Tests Midterm Final Algebra or Geometry BAF State Algebra I or Geometry End-of-Course Exam – score will count for 30% of course grade Graduation Requirements Graduation Requirements (Students Entering HS in 2014-2015) Graduation Requirements (Students Entering HS in 2013-2014) English 4 Credits Pass Grade 10 ELA statewide standardized assessment Pass Algebra I EOC Math 4 Credits • 1 Credit Algebra (EOC = 30% of final course grade) • 1 Credit Geometry (EOC = 30% of final course grade) • 2 Credits Additional Math (If Algebra 2 is taken, EOC = 30% of final course grade Science 1 Credit Biology (EOC = 30% of final course grade) 2 Credits additional Science identified as Equally Rigorous Social Studies 1 Credit World History 1 Credit US History (EOC = 30% of final course grade) 0.5 Credits US Gov’t 0.5 Credits Economics World Languages Not required for graduation. Minimum 2 years of the same language required for admission into most universities and some Bright Futures Scholarships Graduation Requirements (Students Entering HS in 2014-2015) Graduation Requirements (Students Entering HS in 2013-2014) Fine and Performing Arts, Speech and Debate or Practical Arts 1 credit in fine and performing arts, speech and debate or practical arts Physical Education 1 Credit to include integration of health Electives 8 Credits Grade Point Average Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) Online Course Requires a full course to be completed Service Hours 40 hours required Scholar Designation (Students Entering HS in 2014-2015) In addition to meeting the standard HS diploma requirements: • • • • • • • • • • Pass ELA Grade 11 Common Core Assessment Pass Geometry EOC 1 credit Algebra 2 (must pass Algebra 2 EOC) 1 credit statistics or equally rigorous math course Pass Biology EOC or earn minimum score to earn college credit on AP, IB, AICE, or a dual enrollment course 1 credit in Chemistry or Physics 1 credit in a course equally rigorous to Chemistry or Physics Pass US History EOC or earn minimum score to earn college credit on AP, IB, AICE, or a dual enrollment course 2 credits in the same World Language Earn at least 1 credit in AP, IB, AICE, or dual enrollment. Information about High School Grade Point Averages So Many GPAs! Unweighted Weighted Academic Core Bright Futures The Unweighted GPA Includes EVERY high school course taken, except courses that have been “forgiven.” Does not use +’s in the calculation. Does not award extra points for harder classes. Formula: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1. Add points and divide by number of attempts. The Academic Core GPA Includes all High School Level Core Courses English -Mathematics Social Studies -Science World Languages Does not include +’s in calculation. Awards .5 bonus points for any Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) or Dual Enrollment (DE) course (.25 if course is .5 credits). The Weighted GPA Includes all courses taken in grades 9-12, except those that have been “forgiven.” Bonus points are awarded for more rigorous courses: Honors Courses: 1 point per full credit AP, DE, IB, AICE Courses: 2 points per full credit The Weighted GPA is used for determining Class Rank. The Bright Futures’ GPA The State of Florida calculates Bright Futures GPAs each semester. There are two separate Bright Futures GPAs Florida Academic and Florida Medallion Scholars Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Does not consider +’s. FAS/FMS: Calculated on 15 specific core courses plus an additional 3 academic electives if they will help student. This is a weighted GPA that awards .5 points for any Honors, AP, IB, AICE or DE courses (per full credit). Gold Seal: Calculated on 16 specific courses plus a 3 credit vocational program. This is a weighted GPA that awards .5 points points for any Honors, AP, IB, AICE or DE courses (per full credit). INFORMATION Barbara Perez Mathematics Curriculum Supervisor Department of Mathematics, Science, and Gifted [email protected] 754-321-2119