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Making STAR Happen Daily

  1. 1. [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com “ Building mathematical skill on a foundation of understanding” STAR Testing: Prepare Stress-Free Students and Teachers Easily A tool to help meet the California Mathematics Standards presentation by Bill Lombard some graphics from http://en.wikipedia.org/http://commons.wikimedia.org California STAR Test
  2. 2. I view the STAR test as an opportunity, not a burden , since it allows schools and teachers to focus on the curriculum contained within the test. [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  3. 3. When I present content in class, the focus is on concepts first , then problem-solving and algorithms. When students can see the big picture, they have the opportunity to grasp concepts that lead to future success in subsequent coursework. [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  4. 4. If they only learn how to “ push symbols around a page ”, or imitate the instructor without real understanding, the scope of their mathematics is somewhat limited. [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  5. 5. Seven Keys to Success 1. Start early 2. Set a clear target 3. Be consistent 4. Make STAR prep part of daily routine 5. Add variety to your preparation 6. Get students to the point of automaticity 7. Confidence in a job well done [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  6. 6. Here’s an example of using the STAR 5th Grade materials – see question 38, which says: If N = 4, what is the value of 6 x N – 3 ? [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  7. 7. When students are shown only how to solve this specific problem, they are not as flexible as when shown how to solve the entire class of similar problems . If they are shown only one way to relate to this problem, their problem-solving abilities are not as strong or versatile as if they can see this problem in Multiple Representations . [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  8. 8. 1. Let’s set this up in a t-table format. Since 6 x N – 3 is an algebra expression that varies according to the value of N, looking at a series of values brings this problem into clearer focus. Our number sense gains strength this way. [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  9. 9. 2. Let’s use language, the operating system of our brains : The pattern in the t-table can be expressed as, “Starting with – 3, add 6 each time.” [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  10. 10. 3. Let’s graph it. We can see the rate of change as the slope. We can see the starting point as the y-intercept. Most importantly, we have a picture. [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  11. 11. When we are all done with this problem, our students have tools to work with for future problems , not just an answer to a single STAR question. It’s important to view a problem within the larger context , not in isolation. [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  12. 12. Here’s an example of using the STAR 5th Grade materials – see question 38, which says: If N = 4, what is the value of 6 x N – 3 ? [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  13. 13. Here’s an example of using the STAR 5th Grade materials – see question 38, which says: If N = 4, what is the value of 6 x N – 3 ? [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  14. 14. Seven Keys to Success 1. Start early First week of school is a great time to begin [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  15. 15. Seven Keys to Success 1. Start early First week of school is a great time to begin Good teachers set the classroom climate in the first few days of school [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  16. 16. Seven Keys to Success 1. Start early First week of school is a great time to begin Good teachers set the classroom climate in the first few days of school Begin STAR prep with the simplest questions to build the "Can Do" attitude [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  17. 17. Seven Keys to Success 1. Start early First week of school is a great time to begin Good teachers set the classroom climate in the first few days of school Begin STAR prep with the simplest questions to build the "Can Do" attitude You can even begin with questions from a lower grade level [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  18. 18. Seven Keys to Success 1. Start early 2. Set a clear target [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  19. 19. Seven Keys to Success 2. Set a clear target Let students know where to aim [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  20. 20. Seven Keys to Success 2. Set a clear target Let students know where to aim Let students know your expectations [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  21. 21. Seven Keys to Success 2. Set a clear target Let students know where to aim Let students know your expectations Coaches look at game films of opponents [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  22. 22. Seven Keys to Success 2. Set a clear target Let students know where to aim Let students know your expectations Coaches look at game films of opponents Share a multitude of potential questions [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  23. 23. Seven Keys to Success 1. Start early 2. Set a clear target 3. Be consistent [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  24. 24. Seven Keys to Success 3. Be consistent Master the fundamentals A, B, C, . . . John Wooden, famous UCLA basketball coach, used to begin each season with showing his players how to properly tie their shoelaces. [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  25. 25. Seven Keys to Success 3. Be consistent Master the fundamentals Students thrive on daily routine Shawn Johnson competes ––> [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  26. 26. Seven Keys to Success 3. Be consistent Master the fundamentals Students thrive on daily routine Toolkit of skills Four forms of a straight line: slope-intercept, point-slope, standard, intercept [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  27. 27. Seven Keys to Success 3. Be consistent Master the fundamentals Students thrive on daily routine Toolkit of skills Four forms of a straight line Six ways to write direction of a line: m, slope, rate of change, rise/run,  y/  x, (y 2 -y 2 )/ (x 2 -x 1 ) [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  28. 28. Seven Keys to Success 3. Be consistent Master the fundamentals Students thrive on daily routine Toolkit of skills Four forms of a straight line Six ways to write direction of a line Properties of geometric figures [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  29. 29. Seven Keys to Success 1. Start early 2. Set a clear target 3. Be consistent 4. Make STAR prep part of daily routine [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  30. 30. Seven Keys to Success 4. Make STAR prep part of daily routine Warmup [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  31. 31. Seven Keys to Success 4. Make STAR prep part of daily routine Warmup Homework questions [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  32. 32. Seven Keys to Success 4. Make STAR prep part of daily routine Warmup Homework questions Quizzes/tests [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  33. 33. Seven Keys to Success 4. Make STAR prep part of daily routine Warmup Homework questions Quizzes/tests Confidence through skill growth over time [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  34. 34. SnagIt process of cutting/pasting to make new materials [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  35. 35. Seven Keys to Success 1. Start early 2. Set a clear target 3. Be consistent 4. Make STAR prep part of daily routine 5. Add variety to your preparation [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  36. 36. Seven Keys to Success 5. Add variety to your preparation Build a library of prep materials [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  37. 37. Seven Keys to Success 5. Add variety to your preparation Build a library of prep materials 2x + 3 = 11 3x + 4 = 25 [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  38. 38. Seven Keys to Success 5. Add variety to your preparation Build a library of prep materials 2x + 3 = 11 3x + 4 = 25 Ax + B = C [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  39. 39. Seven Keys to Success 5. Add variety to your preparation Build a library of prep materials Ax + B = C [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  40. 40. Seven Keys to Success 5. Add variety to your preparation Build a library of prep materials Ax + B = C PROGRAM: LINEAR : Prompt A : Prompt B : Prompt C : (C – B) ÷ A –>A : Display A [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  41. 41. Seven Keys to Success 5. Add variety to your preparation Build a library of prep materials Modify questions Randy has $100 and saves $20 per week. In how many weeks will he have $300 ? [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  42. 42. Seven Keys to Success 5. Add variety to your preparation Build a library of prep materials Modify questions Randy has $100 and saves $20 per week. In how many weeks will he have $300 ? Randy has $ __ and saves $ __ per week. In how many weeks will he have $ ___ ? Use templates [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  43. 43. Seven Keys to Success 5. Add variety to your preparation Build a library of prep materials Modify questions Incorporate language [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  44. 44. Seven Keys to Success EZ-Write Ideas What is the key step in this process? What would you tell a classmate who was absent? Best done after lesson/activity and a few problems [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  45. 45. Seven Keys to Success 5. Add variety to your preparation Build a library of prep materials Modify questions Incorporate language Backward/Forward Mapping [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  46. 46. Grade 4 sample test question [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  47. 47. Grade 4 sample test question [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  48. 48. Grade 4 sample test question [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  49. 49. 5th grade STAR test sample [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  50. 50. Grade 6 sample test question [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  51. 51. Grade 7 sample test question [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  52. 52. Grade 7 sample test question [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  53. 53. Algebra 1 sample test question [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  54. 54. Geometry sample test question [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  55. 55. Algebra 2 sample test question [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  56. 56. Seven Keys to Success 5. Add variety to your preparation Build a library of prep materials Modify questions Incorporate language Backward/Forward Mapping Print and Cut up Tremendous staff development activity ! [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  57. 57. Seven Keys to Success [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test Group Project
  58. 58. Seven Keys to Success 1. Start early 2. Set a clear target 3. Be consistent 4. Make STAR prep part of daily routine 5. Add variety to your preparation 6. Get students to the point of automaticity [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  59. 59. Seven Keys to Success 6. Get students to the point of automaticity Math facts and concepts 3(x + 5) = 3x + 15 L W [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  60. 60. Seven Keys to Success 6. Get students to the point of automaticity Math facts and concepts Building blocks [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  61. 61. Seven Keys to Success 6. Get students to the point of automaticity Math facts and concepts Building blocks a 2 + b 2 = c 2 What does this really mean? [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  62. 62. Seven Keys to Success 6. Get students to the point of automaticity Math facts and concepts Building blocks a 2 + b 2 = c 2 but only in a right triangle ! [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  63. 63. a 2 + b 2 = c 2 Classic Greek demonstration [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  64. 64. a 2 + b 2 = c 2 Algebraic proof [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  65. 65. a 2 + b 2 = c 2 Even President Garfield can do it ! [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  66. 66. Seven Keys to Success 6. Get students to the point of automaticity Math facts and concepts Building blocks State the Quadratic Formula: [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  67. 67. Seven Keys to Success 6. Get students to the point of automaticity Math facts and concepts Building blocks If ax 2 + bx + c = 0, [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  68. 68. Seven Keys to Success 6. Get students to the point of automaticity Math facts and concepts Building blocks If ax 2 + bx + c = 0, then [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  69. 69. Seven Keys to Success 6. Get students to the point of automaticity Math facts and concepts Building blocks Proof of the Quadratic Formula “ A real mathematical mountain to climb” [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  70. 70. Proof of the Quadratic Formula Takes 9 – 15 steps Takes several days of constant teacher attention Takes modeling in class at least eight times Covers & reinforces many important concepts Gives students a real feeling of accomplishment [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  71. 71. [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  72. 72. Seven Keys to Success 6. Get students to the point of automaticity Math facts and concepts Building blocks Game type format [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  73. 73. Game type format Four In a Row – from Simply Great Math Games , Teacher to Teacher Press [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  74. 74. Game type format Traditional Bingo – from Simply Great Math Games , Teacher to Teacher Press [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  75. 75. Game type format Universal Math Book Bingo – from Simply Great Math Games , Teacher to Teacher Press [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  76. 76. Game type format The Tax Collector – from Simply Great Math Games , Teacher to Teacher Press [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  77. 77. Game type format Streets and Alleys – from Simply Great Math Games , Teacher to Teacher Press [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  78. 78. Seven Keys to Success 6. Get students to the point of automaticity Math facts and concepts Building blocks Game type format Revisit/Reteach/Review [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  79. 79. Seven Keys to Success Revisit/Reteach/Review How do you get to Carnegie Hall? [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  80. 80. Seven Keys to Success Revisit/Reteach/Review How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice . . . [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  81. 81. <ul><li>Seven Keys to Success </li></ul><ul><li>Revisit/Reteach/Review </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t expect students to </li></ul><ul><li>Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Master </li></ul><ul><li>Remember </li></ul><ul><li>concepts & skills when you only do it once ! </li></ul>[email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  82. 82. Seven Keys to Success 1. Start early 2. Set a clear target 3. Be consistent 4. Make STAR prep part of daily routine 5. Add variety to your preparation 6. Get students to the point of automaticity 7. Confidence in a job well done [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  83. 83. Seven Keys to Success 7. Confidence in a job well done Refine your preparation process Think, think, . . . Plan, plan, . . . Create, create, . . . [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  84. 84. Seven Keys to Success 7. Confidence in a job well done Refine your preparation process Confidence is contagious and builds excitement [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  85. 85. Seven Keys to Success 7. Confidence in a job well done Refine your preparation process Confidence is contagious and builds excitement [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test
  86. 86. Teaching: the hardest job you’ll ever love [email_address] http://mrlsmath.com www.tttpress.com California STAR Test California STAR Test

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