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Math in Middle School

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Published on June 19, 2007

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Slide1:  Mathematics in the Middle School Spotsylvania County Schools Instruction STUDENT PLACEMENT GUIDE Slide2:  Math 6 Middle School Math I Algebra 1 Middle School Math II Math 7 Geometry Algebra 1 Algebra Topics Average Rigor Most Rigorous *SOL Test *HS Credit *SOL Test *HS Credit *SOL Test *HS Credit Above Average Rigor 6th grade SY 2006-07 7th grade 8th grade Middle School Math II *SOL Stand Alone Tests grades 6, 7, 8 Rationale for Change:  Rationale for Change Splits Pre-algebra (grades 6, 7, 8 content) More time for activities More time to develop concepts Fill in knowledge gaps ~ stress understanding Allows more flexibility Students are required to meet specific criteria for placement With Algebra Topics 8, students can still achieve advanced diploma status in high school Slide4:  High School Sequence ~ with Algebra Topics 8 Spotsylvania County Schools Recommended Course of Study in Mathematics Average Rigor It is recommended that all students pursue the study of mathematics at the most rigorous level possible. When appropriate students may change paths by attending summer school or by taking two classes at the same time. Accelerated Path:  Accelerated Path Middle School Math I 6th grade SOL and part of 7th Middle School Math II 8th grade SOL and rest of 7th Placement Considerations:  Placement Considerations the desire to accelerate in a rigorous sequence of mathematics; a consistent A or B math average; the ability to grasp math concepts at an accelerated pace; the independent work habits to support the rigor of an accelerated course; a high interest in problem solving; a strong sense of number; a keen sense of knowing when and how to apply mathematical concepts; a desire to think and reason critically; the ability to handle frustration; the willingness to accept a challenge. a student who excels in all categories would be highly recommended to take this sequence Registration Form/Process:  Registration Form/Process Slide8:  Scoring Guide Scoring Guide Description 3 pts. 2 pts. 1 pt. Final Math Grade A B C (5th grade) 6 Teacher Observations Consistently Often Sometimes Math Content Test   90-100 80-82    70-79 (6 pts.) (4 pts.) (2 pts.) 5th grade Math SOL Test Pass Pass Pass Advanced Advanced Proficient (550-600) (500-549) (450-499) More than 21 points is needed for advanced mathematics placement in 6th grade. Teacher Recommendation for the accelerated program will be based on::  Teacher Recommendation for the accelerated program will be based on: #1 Demonstrates self-directed behavior when working independently and/or in groups.:  #1 Demonstrates self-directed behavior when working independently and/or in groups. Take the lead without direction Works with others Consistently, Often, Sometimes #2 Student completes class/homework assignments:  #2 Student completes class/homework assignments Completes work in a timely manner Makes-up work in a timely manner Consistently, Often, Sometimes #3 Perceives, demonstrates, and generalizes patterns and relationships:  #3 Perceives, demonstrates, and generalizes patterns and relationships 0 000 00000 OR this pattern #4 Expresses concepts and relationships verbally, numerically, graphically, concretely, and/or symbolically.:  #4 Expresses concepts and relationships verbally, numerically, graphically, concretely, and/or symbolically. Slide14:  #5 Displays persistence in solving challenging and interesting problems. Who won the game? How do you know? Using the same numbers as Mysong and Kim, write an addition problem that is larger than their answers. + #5 Demonstrates good use of number sense for estimation and mental computation.:  #5 Demonstrates good use of number sense for estimation and mental computation. 4  36 (4  30) + (4  6) 120 + 24 144 Slide16:  2 4 x 1 3 1 2 6 0 4 0 2 0 0 3 1 2 2 4 x 1 3 7 2 2 4 0 3 1 2 (10 + 10) + 4 10 + 3 #5 Demonstrates Flexibility of Number #6 Displays passion for mathematics on a regular basis:  #6 Displays passion for mathematics on a regular basis The student’s love for mathematics and problem solving is evident Placement:  Placement Cut off scores Determined by Committee Supervised by Dr. Jackie Getgood, Supervisor of Mathematics

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