Elementary Math Work – Spring 2013 Des Moines Public Schools Mathematics Expectation: All students will demonstrate mastery of the rigorous Common Core Standards for Mathematics. All TEACHERSwill demonstrate mastery of the rigorous Common Core Standards for Mathematics. • Varied building math support • Varied use of data teams • Varied content knowledge • Varied understanding of the core • Varied instructional practices • Varied use of Building Directed PD • 4 District PLC Meetings Curriculum Guides
Elementary Math Work – Spring 2013 “I will be a 3rd grade teacher this year in DMPS. This will be my first year teaching math in 11 years so I am unable to answer your math questions.” “I will be teaching kindergarten this year after being in Sped for the last 6 years. I don’t know anything about the math curriculum. The teacher I have replaced retired. I’m not sure what things I should have.Thanks in advance for any guidance you can give me.”
Math Curriculum Guides 800:030 Mathematics for Elementary Teaching 800:134 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School
Elementary Math Work – Spring 2013 Goals for Elementary Math Curriculum Guides: • Simplicity • Development of ‘I Can’ statements to better facilitate deeper understanding of the CC Standards. • Alignment of current instructional resources to support the instruction of the CC Standards. • Integration of Balanced Math Framework to better support the structure of the math block time. • Streamline elementary curriculum documents for literacy, math, science, social studies and technology. • Revise the structure of our curriculum guides as necessary to promote the Data Team process. • Math Practice Standards – Guiding Principles of how to teach math in DMPS.
Timeline Goals May 1st- Curriculum Guides CompletedJune 7th- Assessments Revised & in DataDirector STRUCTURE The What + The How MATERIALS
Lessons from Implementing Common Core at the Middle School Level • Tightly Spiraled to a Focused Curriculum • Math Concepts have moved down grade levels • Students are missing concepts due to their jump and the shift of math concepts
2013-2014 Middle School Math Courses Half of 7th Grade Math and all of 8th Grade Math All of 6th Grade Math and half of 7th Grade Math *Success Criteria will be collaboratively determined*