Parent Math Meeting

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Parent Math Meeting

  1. 1. Math Curriculum: Implementing the Common Core Standards in Mathematics with Go Math Fall 2013 Warren Township School District Sondra Markman, Curriculum Supervisor Susan Kline, Math Committee Chair www.scientificamerican.com
  2. 2. Agenda www.blog.ted.com  Common Core Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM)  Selection of Go Math program  How math instruction will change this year  What you can expect  Additional questions
  3. 3. CCSSM CCSSM goals     College and career readiness Reduce college remediation classes K-12 focus Depth rather than coverage Broader view of math-related skills  Standards  Practices Adopted by most states in the US  New Jersey too
  4. 4. Improving Math Instruction  Fewer topics  More depth  Greater emphasis on:  Math reasoning  Number sense  Problem solving  The goal is to build competence with how to use math in context:  Finding the right data  Applying the right strategies  Giving the answer meaning
  5. 5. Selecting Go Math Program  Math committee:  Teachers  Administrators  Parent  Examined 5 programs     Presentations Materials Online resources Other districts  Piloted 2 programs
  6. 6. Why elementary teachers like Go Math . . .  “ensure mastery of the Common Core State Standards”  “preparation for 21st century learning”  “students are encouraged to explain their thinking using words, manipulatives, and pictures”  “technology . . . links home and school”  “Academic vocabulary is used throughout the program”  “apply math skills in real world situations”  “supports the format of state testing”  “catches students before they fall behind”
  7. 7. Components of Go Math  Online teacher resources:  Teacher edition  Planning tools  Professional development videos  Student assignments  Smartboard lessons  Test generator  Lesson-level assessment  Lesson-level differentiation tools (reteach/enrich/ELL*) * English Language Learner  Student resources:  Consumable write-in text  Standards Practice Book (Homework)  Hands-on manipulatives for building conceptual understanding  Math readers  Games  Online account and resources
  8. 8. Student books
  9. 9. Selected Classroom Resources
  10. 10. Think Central Online Account
  11. 11. Textbook online
  12. 12. Standards Practice Book
  13. 13. Lessons Online
  14. 14. Other online resources
  15. 15. What to Expect     Think Central experiences in school More problem solving More depth/fewer topics Conceptual understanding followed by procedural knowledge  Builds capacity to use math in a variety of contexts  Better all around math students  Teachers are ready to work with all students to meet the new Common Core State Standards in Mathematics  Continuation of Common Core State Standards in Mathematics implementation at Warren Middle School using newly adopted Big Ideas Math from Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt publishers.
  16. 16. More Information  Classroom teachers:  Back to School presentations  Parent letters  Conferences  Think Central:  www.k6.thinkcentral.com  Unique student id & password  CCSSM:  Youtube  The Hunt Institute videos Common Core
  17. 17. More Information  Classroom teachers:  Back to School presentations  Parent letters  Conferences  Think Central:  www.k6.thinkcentral.com  Unique student id & password  CCSSM:  Youtube  The Hunt Institute videos Common Core

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