Looking at the Middle School Math Standards with a NEW ATTITUDE. Gina Garner Exceptional Education Math 5 – 8 Donelson Middle School. Objective. To look at current math standards while addressing ways to ensure success with ALL students in the classroom. . Ice Breaker.
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Looking at the Middle School Math Standards with a NEW ATTITUDE
Math 5 – 8
Donelson Middle School
Example: 1 dozen roses
(no, you cannot use the example)
"…Even if you're sitting in math class counting down the minutes till it's over,
you're still doing math!" Lori
…If you play games you use math to figure out your score. Do you have a combination lock? You are doing math there…When you count money you are doing math…If you use a scale, you are doing math… Sammy
My collage was about finding numbers and using math in wrestling. For example, you can use division and divide the WWE wrestlers between the Smack Down and the Raw Shows. My collage also showed that the Rock has millions and millions (which are numbers) of fans. When you add Jeff and Matt Hardy together, you get a Two Man Tag Team. When you minus Devon Dudley from the Dudley Boy Tag Team, you get one table smashing Bubba Ray Dudley left. There are a lot of things to count when you're watching wrestling! Joseph
CREATIVITY HAS NOT BEEN TAKEN AWAY
FROM THE TEACHER !!!!
EMBRACE the CHALLENGE
to make Learning
Connect to real world as much as possible!
Students or observer cannot really tell who is the teacher of record. Both are constantly interacting with students and in the instruction process.
BOTH share responsibilities of the classroom and plan TOGETHER.
IF YOU DIDN’T DOCUMENT IT – IT DIDN’T HAPPEN !!!!!
General Class/School Data
(TCAP Scores by
* IEP Goal Sheets
* Student Data Sheet
(TCAP, Think Link
& Report Card)
* Phone Logs
* Assessment Record Sheets
* DMS 6th Grade common assessment
Student has copy of skills check list
Study Island or My Skills Tutor
Individual Skills Centers
You will be handed one or more cards that have a word or words on them from word problems.
You will need to get up and match the card to the operation it goes with – Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication or Division
colored markers if wish
It’s time for the
Coordinate Plane Slide
Need: Graph paper and notebook paper
white sheet of paper
1 – 100 chart
Table of Factors
Need: nets handouts
tape (masking or scotch)
Consider the problem
= 2a + 12b + 30c
a² + b² = c²
Pythagorean Theorem Cut Out
sheets of white paper
8 ½ x 11 sheet construction paper
color pencils or markers
One Grain of