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# Hisd Elem Math 2009 2010

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• Say: As HISD has worked hard to establish Professional Learning Communities across the district, we must always think and consider carefully PLC Question #1 which is “What is it we want students to know and understand?”
As a response to this important question, the Elementary Mathematics Curriculum Department, has created four important math curriculum documents to support your planning needs. These documents are:
The Vertical Alignment Matrix (VAM)
The Horizontal Alignment Planning Guide (HAP-G)
The TEKS/TAKS Correlations Documents
Year-a-a-Glance Documents
We’ll take a moment to preview each of these documents. Think about how this document will help you plan instruction for your students.
• Say: This Vertical Alignment Matrix is a big picture document. On this document you will find the TEKS for every grade level and for every strand of mathematics for grades PK-5. Notice across the top of this document that there are columns for each grade level. Down the left hand side of the document you be able to see all six strands of mathematics. On the screen, you see the first page of the VAM.
The Math Department describes this as the “Looking Back and Looking Ahead” Document. Everyone should download this document so you can easily see where a math concept is introduced and also to see where different levels of mastery are expected. Also, this document is helpful so you can quickly see what knowledge and skills should be taught at each grade level in comparison to the grade level you are teaching. As you think about differentiated instruction, struggling students, and even gifted and talented students, you will find this document extremely valuable as tool and resource for planning.
As you look at the VAM, you will notice some objects that have a Red “P” in front the objective and the object is highlighted. These are identified “POWER OBJECTIVES” which are objectives that should be emphasized and taught deeply because due to connections to other content areas, leverage to similar objectives on your grade level, help prepare students for the next grade level, and have implications for preparing children for the TAKS test. Power Objectives were identified by over 500 teachers and the Math Department during the 2007-2008 school year.
• Say: Another important document to assist you in your planning is the TEKS/TAKS Correlations Document. This document is grade-level specific so you can easily see the TEKS for your grade level all on one document. Take note that there are 3 columns on this document. The middle column is the Texas Education Agency’s language for the TEKS.
The column on the left (HISD Objective Column) matches TEA’s language exactly using the same words and numbering system. However, you will notice from time to time that there may be some extra words under this column. Based upon a careful study of the TEKS and TAKS, additional specificity and clarity have been added to some HISD Objectives to give you a better image and idea of what the objective means.
A very popular feature on this document is the Assessment Correlations column on the right hand side. You will notice that the Math Department, using Margaret Kilgo’s, work has correlated every single released TAKS test time to each TEA objective. For example, for 3.1A (the first objective on this document), was tested in 2006 (question #2), in 2004 (question #33), and in 2002 (question #2). When you want images of how each objective has been assessed on the TAKS and how often, this document will help you immensely. Additionally, for grades K-2, correlations to Assessing Math Concepts/Kathy Richardson Assessments are available to you as well.
An important thing to know is that all objectives are sequenced so they are all taught at least two school weeks or more prior to the first administration of TAKS for your grade level. Also, you will see that enVision Math lessons, strategies, and resources are included and referenced all throughout the HAPG. enVision Math is 100% aligned and correlated in the HAPG. Specific features as to how the HAPG and enVision go hand-in-hand are as follows:
On the last column (Resource Column), you will quickly see the www.pearsonsuccessnet.com website so you can view, download, and access enVision math online anywhere you have internet connectivity. A must use website!
Also, under the Resource Column, you will know what enVision Math lessons to use because the specific Teacher Topic and Lesson is referenced for you. For example, on this Grade 5 HAPG example…you can see that you would use Teacher Topic #1 Lessons 3 and 4 to teach decimals. Remember, enVision Math is a resource for you and is aligned all throughout the HAPG. Additionally, there are many other high quality resources and web links in the Resource Column to help you to plan aligned, rigorous, and engaging instruction for your students.
Another wonderful feature is that the Math Department has included many wonderful visual models and representations from enVision Math in the HAPG. For example, on this slide you see how decimals are modeled and represented in enVision Math.
enVision Math has wonderful “Instructional Considerations” for you as well. Note that the HAPG references enVision Math Essential Understandings, Guiding Questions, and TAKS Tips…all of which will help you to provide rigor in your teaching.
• ### Hisd Elem Math 2009 2010

1. 1. The State of Houston ISD Elementary Mathematics September 2009 Houston ISD-Elementary Mathematics Department
2. 2. Houston ISD’s Current Reality Vision Building:Vision Building: What does quality elementary mathematics teaching and learning look like in Houston ISD? Solution: Houston ISD Elementary Mathematics Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Tools What is the impact on mathematics student achievement and progress in Houston ISD? What is happening in elementary mathematics for school year 2009-2010?
3. 3. WhatWhat Houston ISDHouston ISD CurriculumCurriculum resources areresources are at teacher and administrator fingertipsat teacher and administrator fingertips to respond this question?to respond this question? Vertical Alignment MatrixVertical Alignment Matrix TEKS/TAKS CorrelationTEKS/TAKS Correlation Horizontal Alignment Planning GuidesHorizontal Alignment Planning Guides The Year-at-a-GlanceThe Year-at-a-Glance PLC Question #1: What is it we want ourPLC Question #1: What is it we want our students to learn?students to learn?
4. 4. Vertical Alignment MatrixVertical Alignment Matrix and Power Objectivesand Power Objectives
5. 5. TEKS/TAKS CorrelationsTEKS/TAKS Correlations
6. 6. Horizontal Alignment Planning GuidesHorizontal Alignment Planning Guides (HAPGs)(HAPGs)
7. 7. Year-at-a-GlanceYear-at-a-Glance http://dept.houstonisd.org/curriculum/
8. 8. The Toolbox!The Toolbox! PK-5 Every Day Counts Calendar Math District- Produced Elem Math TV Show Newly Adopted and Implemented Textbook Resources Developing Mathematical Ideas (DMI) Professional Development SuperSource CD Manipulative Lessons
9. 9. District-wide Mathematics Problem SolvingDistrict-wide Mathematics Problem Solving Graphic OrganizerGraphic Organizer NEW in 2009- 2010
10. 10. PLC Questions 2 and 3: How do we know ourPLC Questions 2 and 3: How do we know our students are learning? How do we respond when astudents are learning? How do we respond when a student is or is not learning?student is or is not learning? Grades K-2 Assessing Math Concepts/Kathy Richardson Assessments using PDA/Palm Technology Grades 3-5 Nine-Week Formative Curriculum Benchmark Assessments
11. 11. How are HISD students performing on the K-2 palm-based Assessing Math Concepts (AMC) by Kathy Richardson?