Spanish Lake Elementary     Mathematics FCAT Parent Workshop          By: Maria Vogel       Math and Science Coach
FCAT Mathematics
FCAT 2.0 Mathematics, Grade 3 - 5Grade                   Category                 %        Number: Operations, Problems, a...
Mathematics-Task Card Sample
Mathematics-Task Card Sample
Cognitive Complexity Levels
Achievement Levels: 2011 vs. 2012        Ach. Level    Ach. Level   Ach. Level   Ach. Level    Ach. LevelGrade            ...
4th Grade –Low ComplexityA giant panda eats 83 pounds of bamboo perday. How many pounds of bamboo will a giantpanda eat in...
5th Grade-Moderate Complexity
3rd Grade- High Complexity
CLUE WORDS FOR            MATH WORD PROBLEMSADDITION        SUBTRACTION   MULTIPLICATION   DIVISION•ADD            •LEFT  ...
MathematicsIncludes multiple choice and gridded  responses.  –Multiple choice = 1 point  –Gridded responses = 1 point
Questions For FCAT 2.0• 3rd grade   35-45 multiple choice questions• 4th grade   35-45 multiple choice questions• 4th grad...
Math: What do Students have       Trouble with?  • Geometry Vocabulary  • Algebraic Thinking    (patterns)  • Estimation  ...
FCAT Math Assessment• The Third - Fifth grade FCAT math test is a multiple choice  exam that covers all aspects of math fr...
Everyday Math Opportunities:   Cereal Box   Newspaper   Fast food paper bag   Supermarket/Stores   Multiplication CD ...
Ways Parents Could Help• Learning doesn’t stop HERE.• Step 1- Read problem carefully.• Step 2- Underline Question-What are...
Problem Solving Strategies            1.    Act out the problem       2. Use models and manipulatives        3. Make a pic...
Steps to Prepare for              FCAT Math• Provide assistance and practice flash cards  using addition, subtraction, mul...
Parent Involvement•   Practice Computation•   3rd Grade- Multiplication•   4th Grade- Equivalent Fractions•   Long Divisio...
Test Taking Strategies• Read the directions carefully. Ask your teacher to explain any  directions you do not understand.•...
We Want CALM Students!• As a parent you are in the  greatest position to prepare  your child to succeed in FCAT  testing.•...
Helpful Websites: http://riverdeep.dadeschools.net www.theparentacademy.net www.fcatexplorer.com   Florida Achieves- F...
Thank you for coming!!!“The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Albert Einstein
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  1. 1. Spanish Lake Elementary Mathematics FCAT Parent Workshop By: Maria Vogel Math and Science Coach
  2. 2. FCAT Mathematics
  3. 3. FCAT 2.0 Mathematics, Grade 3 - 5Grade Category % Number: Operations, Problems, and 3 50 Statistics Geometry and Measurement 30 Number: Fractions 20 4 Number: Operations and Problems 45 Geometry and Measurement 30 Number: Base Ten and Fractions 25 5 Number: Base Ten and Fractions 50 Geometry and Measurement 30 Expressions, Equations, and Statistics 20 3
  4. 4. Mathematics-Task Card Sample
  5. 5. Mathematics-Task Card Sample
  6. 6. Cognitive Complexity Levels
  7. 7. Achievement Levels: 2011 vs. 2012 Ach. Level Ach. Level Ach. Level Ach. Level Ach. LevelGrade 1 2 3 4 5 2012 FCAT 2.0 DSS 3 140-182 183-197 198-213 214-228 229-260 4 155-196 197-209 210-223 224-239 240-271 5 163-204 205-219 220-233 234-246 247-279 2011 FCAT 2.0 Equivalent DSS 3 375-1078 1079-1268 1269-1508 1509-1749 1750-2225 4 581-1276 1277-1443 1444-1657 1658-1862 1863-2330 5 569-1451 1452-1631 1632-1768 1769-1956 1957-2456 7
  8. 8. 4th Grade –Low ComplexityA giant panda eats 83 pounds of bamboo perday. How many pounds of bamboo will a giantpanda eat in 7 days?A. 171 poundsB. 571 poundsC. 581 pounds *D. 701 pounds
  9. 9. 5th Grade-Moderate Complexity
  10. 10. 3rd Grade- High Complexity
  11. 11. CLUE WORDS FOR MATH WORD PROBLEMSADDITION SUBTRACTION MULTIPLICATION DIVISION•ADD •LEFT •TIMES •EACH•INCREASE •LESS •EACH •SHARE•COMBINED •DIFFERENCE •MULTIPLY AMONG•TOTAL •MINUS •PRODUCT •PER•PLUS •MORE THAN •OF •DIVIDE•SUM •LESS THAN •SHARE•AND •GONE •EQUALLY•IN ALL •FEWER•ALL TOGETHER •HOW MUCH•JOINED MORE•OR •DECREASE
  12. 12. MathematicsIncludes multiple choice and gridded responses. –Multiple choice = 1 point –Gridded responses = 1 point
  13. 13. Questions For FCAT 2.0• 3rd grade 35-45 multiple choice questions• 4th grade 35-45 multiple choice questions• 4th grade 10-15 Gridded response• 5th grade 35-45 multiple choice questions• 5th grade 10-15 Gridded response
  14. 14. Math: What do Students have Trouble with? • Geometry Vocabulary • Algebraic Thinking (patterns) • Estimation • Measurement
  15. 15. FCAT Math Assessment• The Third - Fifth grade FCAT math test is a multiple choice exam that covers all aspects of math from addition to algebra.• We provide daily FCAT math practice to our students. Example: 40 Day Countdown.• Each morning our students complete 5 FCAT style math problems for morning work. At Spanish Lake, we begin each math lesson by reviewing those problems with multiple ways to solve them before beginning the daily lesson.• Students also receive computer assisted instruction using Success maker, Gizmo, Florida Achieves, Brain Pop and FCAT Explorer.• Students will be assessed in the skill areas of addition, subtraction, rounding, telling time, multiplication, geometry, measurement, reading graphs, division, probability, fractions, and decimals.
  16. 16. Everyday Math Opportunities: Cereal Box Newspaper Fast food paper bag Supermarket/Stores Multiplication CD in the car Recipe or easy mix boxes “Waiting room” magazine with educational emphasis Card or board game Flashcards Street signs & billboards
  17. 17. Ways Parents Could Help• Learning doesn’t stop HERE.• Step 1- Read problem carefully.• Step 2- Underline Question-What are they asking you to find out?• Step 3- Circle clue words.• Step 4- Circle Numbers.• Step 5- Determine what action to take to solve problem.
  18. 18. Problem Solving Strategies 1. Act out the problem 2. Use models and manipulatives 3. Make a picture or a diagram 4. Make a table or chart 5. Make an organized list 6. Work backwards 7. Use logical reasoning; deduction 8. Guess and check 9. Use or look for a pattern 10. Solve a simpler problem 11. Write an equation 12. Brainstorm ideas
  19. 19. Steps to Prepare for FCAT Math• Provide assistance and practice flash cards using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.• Supervise/Tutor your child with their daily math homework.• Ask your child to log-in to FCAT Explorer (Florida Achieves), Brain Pop and Gizmo on home computer.
  20. 20. Parent Involvement• Practice Computation• 3rd Grade- Multiplication• 4th Grade- Equivalent Fractions• Long Division• 2 digit Multiplication.• 5th Grade- Division• Adding and Subtracting Fractions• Decimals• Percents
  21. 21. Test Taking Strategies• Read the directions carefully. Ask your teacher to explain any directions you do not understand.• Be sure to fill in the answer bubbles correctly. Do not make any stray marks around answer spaces.• When you have finished each problem, reread it to make sure your answer is reasonable.• Check each answer to make sure it is the best answer for the question.• Relax. Some people get nervous about tests. It’s natural. Just do your best!
  22. 22. We Want CALM Students!• As a parent you are in the greatest position to prepare your child to succeed in FCAT testing.• During the weeks of testing please try to calm, encourage, and reassure your child. Tell them that they are great! Also, that they will do great on the TEST!
  23. 23. Helpful Websites: http://riverdeep.dadeschools.net www.theparentacademy.net www.fcatexplorer.com  Florida Achieves- Focus www.explorelearning.com www.brainpop.com
  24. 24. Thank you for coming!!!“The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Albert Einstein

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