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Looking at the Middle School Math Standards with a NEW ATTITUDE

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Looking at the Middle School Math Standards with a NEW ATTITUDE

Gina Garner

Exceptional Education

Math 5 – 8

Donelson Middle School

- To look at current math standards while addressing ways to ensure success with ALL students in the classroom.

- In your small group, think of at least 10 varied and unusual places that numbers can be found in our daily lives.
Example: 1 dozen roses

(no, you cannot use the example)

- Rigerous
- Emphasis on life long learning
- Building blocks for success in High School
and beyond.

"…Even if you're sitting in math class counting down the minutes till it's over,

you're still doing math!" Lori

VOCCOLA.org

…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

VOCCOLA.org

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

VOCCOLA.org

- What math means to me? Math to me is the universal language since every culture somehow some way has math. Math has so much to do with us from ancient times to our very own…my collage shows…pictures of math from Egypt and other cultures…also pictures of numbers inside DNA…and then mathematics with equations. Henry Voccola.org

- Video
http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=3682&title=Got_Math_

CREATIVITY HAS NOT BEEN TAKEN AWAY

FROM THE TEACHER !!!!

EMBRACE the CHALLENGE

to make Learning

MEANINGFUL

Connect to real world as much as possible!

- The Connected Classroom
http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=661&title=The_Connected_Classroom

- Together - Shared responsibilities. This is OUR class
- Everyone – Instruction is not a one man show. Both contribute to the instruction and learning.
- Achieve – You can have small groups to remediate and enrich at the same time!
- More – reach the standards and go beyond!

- Promotes Differentiated Instruction
- Promotes Inclusion

- Be flexible
- Understand territories
- Look for positives and strengths
- Execptional Ed is there for ALL students
- Both can learn from experience
- Role model for students working together and social skills

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.

- Developed by Metro Teachers and Math Coaches
- May be adjusted by individual schools
- Dictates the path of skills to be taught in a sequential order
- Working (living) document
- New ones being developed AS WE SPEAK

- 7th Grade Pacing Guide – DMS 09-10

- PLANNING NOTEBOOK
- STUDENT DATA NOTEBOOK
IF YOU DIDN’T DOCUMENT IT – IT DIDN’T HAPPEN !!!!!

- Designed to help the teacher
- Is a working notebook
- Pacing Guides
- Lesson Plans
- Activities
- Notes and Handouts from P.D.

General Class/School Data

(TCAP Scores by

grade level)

- Individual Student Data
* IEP Goal Sheets

* Student Data Sheet

(TCAP, Think Link

& Report Card)

* Phone Logs

* Assessment Record Sheets

- Student Profile Sheets
- (Mastery data by subject)

- Document progress made by student
- Share with student and parents
- Can be used to create IEP’s
- Can be used to focus on remediation and enrichment

- Test to see what skills have been retained and which need to be reviewed.
- Common assessment for all students.

- Key Math
- Woodcock Johnson
- DAB 3
- Textbook Publisher Created
- Exam View Created
- Teacher Created

- Given every 3 – 4 weeks
- Assess current skills taught and what has been retained.
- Document standards as mastered

Sample

- DMS 8th Grade common assessment
* DMS 6th Grade common assessment

- DMS Student Profile sheet 1
- DMS Student Profile sheet 2
- DMS Student Profile sheet 3

- Take 6th grade common assessment and complete student profile sheet

- Using given student profile sheet, discuss with your partner test results and what you would like to do next. Use available resources your school has.

- Review results with student
- Discuss plan of action with student
- DO IT!
- Check Back

Student has copy of skills check list

Study Island or My Skills Tutor

Individual Skills Centers

Portaportal

- Web Based
- Can individualize
- Keeps scores / gradebook
- Gives awards when mastery met
- www.studyisland.com

- Web (computer) based
- Teacher created
- www.portaportal.com
- Sample guest name: donelsonmath

- Student centers
- Menu activities
- Games
- Other computer based programs
- Interdisciplinary activities with other classes (thematic learning)
- LOTS of resources on internet!!!

- Spy Guys http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mesg/html/math6web/math6shell.html
- NASA http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/5-8/index.html
- Math Academy
http://www.actuarialfoundation.org/youth/mathacademy.html

- Teachertube.com
- aaamath.com
- brainpop.com
- eduplace.com
- Edutopia.org
- jc-schools.net
- Nctm.org

Multiplication

Rap

- Great Bell Ringer or transition
- Kids can create own
- Several commercial versions
- Can do quick tests daily or weekly
- Chart progress – reward those who learn all their facts

- With your group, look at the standards handed out (old/new)
- Identify the “gaps” that you see which could be problems for students
- Be ready to share 2 -3 “gaps” in 3 minutes.

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

- On bulletin board, divide into 4 sections with masking tape. Put +, -, * and ÷ in 4 areas. Have words that mean the operation in each section.
- Tape Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division in various parts of room. Have students match word to operation.

- State the question
- Organize the facts
- Line up the problem in words
- Verify – plug in the numbers
- Evaluate- using estimation and
reasonableness

- Underline or highlight the problem

- Circle the facts needed to solve the problem

- Add number of girls and number of boys to get total number of students in class.

- 19 + 12 = 31

- 19 + 12 = 31
- 19 rounded is 20
- 12 rounded is 10
- 20 + 10 = 30 so answer must be right

- Need: 3 sheets plain paper
pencil

highlighter

colored markers if wish

- Mountain City, in upper East Tennessee, is about 540 miles from Memphis. If gasoline costs $3 a gallon and your car gets 30 miles per gallon, how much will it cost you to pay for the gas to drive all the way?

It’s time for the

Coordinate Plane Slide

- Great to use when introducing or reviewing coordinate plane with students.
- Gets kids up and moving – they can also create moves to go with slide.

- Positive to the right, negative to the left (4 times)
- And Change….
- Positive’s going up, negative’s going down (4 times)

- Battleship
- Hurkle
- Locate the Aliens http://www.gameclassroom.com/game/45717-3427/plotting-points-equation/locate-aliens
- Catch the Fly http://internet4classrooms.com/ppt%20files/coordinate_plane_type_on.ppt

Need: Graph paper and notebook paper

- You are have discovered a new constellation in the sky.
- You are to “chart” your constellation on the graph paper, marking the coordinates next to the points. You need at least 10 points

- You will write a minimum of 3 paragraphs telling the story of your constellation and how it appeared in the sky.
- Grammar, spelling and punctuation matters!!!

- Need: large piece of construction paper
white sheet of paper

1 – 100 chart

Table of Factors

- Using 0 – 100 chart, color prime numbers PURPLE. Color composite numbers Green.
- Construction paper – fold two ends in to center. Crease folds.
- Glue white paper on front cover. Cut so foldable opens

- Glue prime number chart on inside center piece. On left side, list prime numbers. On right side, list composite numbers.
- Glue table of factors to back
- Label and decorate front.

- Parenthesis – make parenthesis with hands
- Excuse – right hand in fist on top of head

- Multiplication – make “x” with body
- Division – make fist with hands. Right goes on chest, left goes on stomach

- Addition – hold arms straight out
- Subtraction – hold arms straight at side
- Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally!

- What is a fraction
- Equivalent fractions
- Reducing fractions
- Comparing fractions
- Mixed Numbers
- Improper fractions
- Adding fractions
- Subtracting fractions

- Be sure to have definition and examples of what it looks like and doesn’t look like
- Use as study guide
- Back cover can be about author page

- Use to show equivalent fractions
- Could also be used to show equivalent decimals

Need: nets handouts

tape (masking or scotch)

rice

recording sheet

- Hands on activity for students
- Can copy on to cardstock and have students cut out.
- Green – positive, Red - negative
- Used on TCAP as questions

- In your groups, you will be given an activity card and map.
- You will need to find the distance between two or three given towns/cities using your map.
- Follow the directions on your activity card

Consider the problem

- 7a + 17b + 8 c – 4a + 2c – 13b + 20c -1a=

- You could…
- Pretend the letters don’t exist and solve the problem.
- Draw different shapes around each letter (circle a’s, square b’s, triangle c’s)
- Assign a color to each variable and the coefficient to group like terms.

- 7a – 4a – 1a + 17b – 13b + 8c + 2c + 20c=
= 2a + 12b + 30c

Flying

Space

Shuttles

- Solve problems involving rate / time / distance
- Need: shuttle patterns, glue sticks, scissors, stopwatch or watch with second hand, ruler or tape measure, graph paper and LOTS OF Room

- Cut out paper shuttle and put together. Please put your name or the name of your shuttle on the shuttle.
- Divide the duties of the activity between group members: Launch Control, Timer Director, Measuring Director, and Recorder

- Take turns flying shuttle and recording the time in flight and distance traveled.
- When finished flying shuttles and making recordings, find the rate of travel by using the formula r= d/t
- Chart your results on graph paper. Be ready to share with group.

a² + b² = c²

- A – the vertical leg of the right angle
- B – the horizontal leg of the right angle
- C – the leg across from the right angle

Pythagorean Theorem Cut Out

- Students do not have the concept of how long an inch, foot or yard is.
- Students need proportion foundation to convert from one unit to another
- Can create foldable of units of measure for students to refer to

- Need: Units of measure handouts
scissors, glue

sheets of white paper

8 ½ x 11 sheet construction paper

color pencils or markers

- Create a booklet using white paper. Use construction paper as cover
- Put picture of each category of unit of measure on each page.
- Copy conversions on to pages.
- Decorate as needed

One Grain of

Rice

- Introduces and expands exponential notation
- Illumination activity to accompany

- Look at menu handouts for ideas.
- Great way to remediate or enrich
- Use rubrics
- You need to practice the procedure several times before students work on their own.
- Have folders for students to keep up with their work.

- Meet with your group and discuss “gaps” that you identified at the beginning of this session.
- Have you discovered activities that will help your students or have ideas for other activities?
- Be ready to share in 3 minutes.