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MY CHILD TOOK THE GT MATH TEST… NOW WHAT?. A presentation to provide information, build confidence, and calm your fears. You CAN ask questions but…. Please just let us get A LOT closer to the end. There WILL be time for Q and A! Thanks. Who is this for?.

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**MY CHILD TOOK THE GT MATH TEST… NOW WHAT?**A presentation to provide information, build confidence, and calm your fears.**You CAN ask questions but…**Please just let us get A LOT closer to the end. There WILL be time for Q and A! Thanks**Who is this for?**• Parents of 3rd and 4th grade students who took the GT test and have been articulated into GT Math for next year (COGAT or SCAT) • Parents new to CES with 3rd or 4th graders entering GT Math**What will be presented?**• Background and philosophy of GT Math • Routines and instruction • Basic information about Common Core and ramifications for middle school • A “Show and Tell” of texts and resources • A “General Question and Answer” period**Gifted & Talented Education Program Mission**The Gifted and Talented Education Program seeks to recognize and develop talents in advanced-level learners.**The G/T Education Program Goals:**• Accelerate the achievement of students who participate in the G/T Education Program. • Increase successful participation of underrepresented populations of students in • G/T Education Program offerings. • Develop a highly qualified professional staff. • Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for G/T Education Program communication and community involvement.**NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR GIFTED CHILDREN (NAGC)**• MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HOWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM • NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS (NCTM) Howard County Gifted and Talented Education Program • NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF SOCIAL STUDIES (NCSS) • NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH (NCTE) NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (NSTA) ALIGNMENT**4th and 5th Grade GT Math**• An identified group of students. • Accelerated by 2 years and enriched with a focus on problem solving and application. • Preparation for middle school. We are working to make students more independent • 4th Gr. GT Students do NOT retest for 5th grade, but they must be successful to be recommended to continue • 5th Gr. GT Students are only ELIGIBLE to continue with GT Math in Middle School, provided they pass the COGAT test and/or are successful in 5th grade and recommended to continue • Parents have right of consent • Assuming student was in GT and/or passed the test • You cannot consent if the student did NOT test in, BUT • You CAN request a placement review • Procedures for that are available once testing is complete**Support for New Students from ON GRADE LEVEL Classes**Push-up books and websites will be made available 3rd Grade “Enrichment Classes” Boot Camp Let’s talk about tutors…**Texts and**Resourceshttps://smart.wikispaces.hcpss.org/Grade+5-6+Learning+Links We suggest the smart pages linked above or the MSDE Site: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/programs/ccss/ccssip_m.html These links are no longer available.**NEW TO GT BOOT CAMP**• Veterans Elementary School, • 4355 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City • All sessions will start in the “cafetorium.” • Tuesday, June 10 6:30-8:30 • Tuesday, June 17 6:30-8:30 • Thursday, August 21 6:30-8:30 • Interactive, hands-on experiences for both parents and children • RSVP http://tinyurl.com/qha7lgy**Routines**• HW Mondays – Thursday • (if >30+ minutes, write us a note!) • Quizzes Most Fridays • Based On the Week’s Work • Tests After Each Unit • Some Study Guides and Practice, but not always • Meet Long-term Deadlines • Some culminating projects and extensions • Note taking and Study skills • Test Taking Skills**Notebook**• 3 Sections • Warm-Up/Notes • Homework • Assessments • Emptied Each Quarter • No Ripping… use holes and reinforcements • Keep Organized • Use as a resource**Homework**• Full Name, Date, Assignment • Show Work…Keep It Neat! • Turn It In On Time for Full Credit • Make Arrangements if Absent • Progress reports keep everyone in touch • Assessments get signed • Reading, writing, practice, building, preassessment… all part of HW • Some from text, some not**Reminders and Expectations**• This is CHALLENGING! • You Must Practice, Apply, and Persevere, it’s messy sometimes! • You Are Responsible for Your Learning, Different methods are used • It Will Get Easier… • Parents Can Help • It will go fast and deep • Connections, applications, and transfer of skills across topics**Sample Problem - Olympiads**A work crew of 3 people requires 3 weeks and 2 days to do a job. How long will it take a crew of 4 people to do the same job if each person on either crew works at the same rate? Note: A work week contains 6 days**Strategies???**Make a simpler problem Use a formula/algebra Draw a picture or chart This is one of those “math tricks.” “Work-problems” have an algorithm for solving them once you understand the situation**Solution**3 people x 20 days = 60 “people_days” 4 people x ? days = 60 “people_days” 60/4 = 15 Crew of 4 works 15 days Where is the math? Factors, equations, multiples, algebra, organizing data, multiplication and division…**Basic Common Core Info**• It is HERE! • What it is NOT • What it IS, (1:30 – 3:10, 4:30 – 6:40) • Mastery, not spiraling, but skills are constantly re-used. • Domains dictate clusters, which dictate standards, which dictate skills, which dictate instruction, for example: • Be able to use ratios and proportions with rational numbers • Prerequisites of fractions, ratios, decimals, integers, etc…**Standards Across All Areas**Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Model with mathematics. Use appropriate tools strategically. Attend to precision. Look for and make use of structure. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.**4th/5th Gr. Common Core Domains…order may change by Fall**2014 4th Grade Domains/Units 5th Grade Domains/Units • Ratio and Proportion (fraction, decimal, percent) • The Number System (integers) • The Number System (computation of rational numbers) • Expressions and Equations (prealgebra, inequalities, and linear equations) • Geometry • Probability and Statistics - TBD • Problem Solving Factors and Multiples Operations in Algebraic Thinking (basic functions) Number and Operations in Base Ten (whole numbers and decimals) Number and Operations-Fractions Geometry Problem Solving Pre-Algebra Skills Statistics - TBD Ratios and Scale - TBD**Example of Curriculum**• DOMAIN: Ratios and Proportional Relationships • Cluster: Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems. • 6.RP.1 Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities. • For example, “The ratio of wings to beaks in the bird house at the zoo was 2:1, because for every 2 wings there was 1 beak.” “For every vote candidate A received, candidate C received nearly three votes.” Essential Skills and Knowledge • Knowledge of ratio as a comparison of any two quantities • Knowledge of a ratio is not always a comparison of part-to-whole; Can be part-to-part or whole-to-whole • Express the ratio as a fraction, proportion/percent, decimal, or in words**Texts and Resources**Curriculum Driven, NOT a Text Driven Program Text has an online component, but is for practice and introduction HCPSS provides up to date and cutting edge instructional materials Teacher developed materials based on best practices Scope and sequence follows curriculum, not the order of the text Demonstration of sample items…**Final Thoughts…**Build independence, do NOT feel like you should be doing HW with your child all year long Upwards of 30 – 45 minutes of HW is possible This is possibly a bigger challenge that you are your child are used to (but it should be an appropriate challenge) Not NEW math, it is a new way of thinking and building a repertoire of skills We want those skills to help them understand the relationships of numbers so well, that they can choose EFFICIENT strategies to do their work UNDERSTANDING 1ST, APPLICATION 2ND, MEMORIZATION LAST**Questions?**• rschwab@hcpss.org • Schwabgt.weebly.com • bweiskind@hcpss.org • Weiskindgt.weebly.com • jmichaelson@hcpss.org • Michaelsongt.weebly.com • These websites may change next year depending on HCPSS web standards • 410-313-7050

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