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Iowa Core Mathematics Standards : Focusing on Fewer Topics and Learning More

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## Iowa Core Mathematics Standards : Focusing on Fewer Topics and Learning More

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**Iowa CoreMathematics Standards:Focusing on Fewer Topics and**Learning More Laura Fricke, Jan Kloberdanz, and Dr. Susan Pecinovsky**Math Pilot Team**• 2008-2009 – Materials Adoption Committee • Committee of teachers • One from each building and each grade level • Curriculum materials replacement • very old • no curricular cycle • Iowa Basic Skills – low performance • Investigations = Standards • Team has evolved to Elementary Math Leadership Team • Heart and soul of elementary mathematics curriculum • A team with courage!**The Way It Used to Be**• enVision Math – drove the curriculum • Previous standards – locally developed • Coverage and spiraling back • Pacing guides designed to support enVision Math • Grade level islands • Grade level growth**Data After Four Years**Iowa Assessment Scores: 6th grade: • Proficiency56%, did not make growth goal 5th grade: • Proficiency 68%, did make growth goal**The Problem Clearly Defined**•Elementary Math Leadership Team •Data discussions across the grades**Our Vision**• Prioritize standards for critical learning • Align enVision Math lessons • Realign lessons for which there are nostandards • Identify and assess mastery content tosupport students’ learning of upper grade-level math**The Way It Is Now…**• enVision Math – supports the curriculum • Content is aligned to Iowa Core • Focus (314 lessons out of 960, 33%, realigned) • Pacing guides designed to support instruction • Interdependence among grade levels • Pilot year growth in grade 5 almost 6%**Our Process, The Products**Our Process: Prioritize IC Standards Align enVision Math lessons intoprioritized standards Realign lessons for which there are no standards (focus) Identify and assess mastery content (coherence and mastery) The Products: 1. Grade 5 IC Standards, Prioritized (working copy) Content Emphasis by Cluster K-8 2. Grade 5 Alignment Guide and Pacing Guide 3. Realigned Contentand Transitional Content Tables 4. Mastery Content TableandIowa Core Mastery Content**What We Learned**FOLLOW THE IOWA CORE: Prioritize and align Keep content - Paperclips and 5th grade fractions Let go of content – Greatest Common Factor Research current curriculum first Jason Zimba and the Design Principles Don’t Assume! Letting go of what is familiar is difficult. Even master teachers will need coaching.**Iowa Core Resources**Focusby Mike Schmoker How the Brain Learns Mathematics by David A. Sousa www.corestandards.org(Common Core Standards) https://www.educateiowa.gov/iowacore (Iowa Common Core) http://ime.math.arizona.edu/progressions/ (Progressions of Content) http://www.illustrativemathematics.org/ (Illustrative Mathematics)**Iowa Core Resources**http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Math_Publishers_Criteria_K-8_Spring 2013_FINAL.pdf(“K-8 Publisher’s Criteria for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics”) http://www.smarterbalanced.org/k-12-education/common-core-state-standards-tools-resources/(IC Design Principles Video with Jason Zimba) http://www.achievethecore.org/content/upload/Focus_in_Math_06.12.2013.pdf (“Content Emphases by Cluster K-8,” both consortia have designated clusters at each grade level as major, supporting, or additional)