Dayton Oaks Elementary School Howard County Gifted and Talented Education Program Mrs. Joy Mangiulli Mrs. Sonya Billey
The mission of the Howard County Gifted and Talented Education Program is to recognize and develop talent in advanced-level students.
G/T Mathematics • Curriculum is enriched & accelerated by two years • Focus is on problem solving and application of mathematical skills • Daily mathematics instruction by the G/T Resource Teacher (1 hour 15 minutes/day)
G/T Mathematics • Extension of the Common Core curriculum to meet the needs of students for when they enter Algebra 1 in 7th grade • No spiraling curriculum from year to year; it is a mastery curriculum. Therefore, there is increased depth and complexity • Emphasis on advanced level problem solving • Homework will involve both practice of concepts and problem solving • Students are assessed using math quizzes, performance tasks, and class participation
Core Curriculum • 4th Grade Domains: • Operations and Algebraic Thinking • Numbers and Operations in Base 10 • Numbers and Operations – Fractions • Geometry • 5th Grade Domains: • Number Systems • Ratios and Proportional Relationships • Expressions and Equations • Geometry • Statistics and Probability
GT Math • Curriculum based not text book based • The text book is used as one of many resources. • Parents may wish to purchase for at home use: A Mathematics Handbook: Math on Call ISBN 0-669-45770-1
GT Grading Policy Dayton Oaks Elementary School Math Concepts Grade 100% • Selected classwork assignments will be collected and graded. • Discussions • Projects • Quizzes • Performance tasks Process Grade (Problem Solving) 100% • Class investigations • Performance tasks • Quizzes • Group activities • Discussions • Written Assignments Informal assessment is gathered observing classroom discussion and evaluating written responses. Homework Completion Graded as a Learning Behavior Work is available for ongoing review in the student’s math class binder.
Homework Expectations • Daily • Weekly Olympiads • Not graded, reflected in effort grade • Purpose is to practice learned skills and problem solving • 30 minute rule- no penalty with signature/note Students are responsible for homework even when absent but may have an equal number of days as the absence to complete the assignment, as per school policy. Homework completion is assessed as part of the learning behaviors.
How do I study for a math test? • Direct Classroom Instruction (study skills) • Classroom Review • Review of the materials in the binder • Parent Update Sheets
The Math Olympiads Program Goals * To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics * To introduce important Mathematical concepts * To teach major strategies for problem solving * To develop Mathematical flexibility in solving problems * To strengthen Mathematical intuition * To foster Mathematical creativity and ingenuity * To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges Five Monthly Contests for our 4th and 5th graders from November to March November 18 is the first contest!!! www.moems.org
Math Olympiad Contest 2013-2014 • Students did extremely well in this contest • Dayton Oaks was recognized with a High Achievement Awardand a High Five Award. • Many of our students scored in the top 10% Globally.
Math Communication • Binders • E-mail • Parent Update Sheets • Quizzes • Open door policy • Conferences
G/T Parent Academies • Workshops designed to provide information about the needs of the gifted child • For all interested parents and community members • 5 academies offered this year from October through April • Held from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Hammond High School in Columbia • First Academy for this year is October 15, 2014 Overview of the GT Program; School GT Representative Meeting GTAdvisoryHCPSS@earthlink.net or 410-313-6800
For additional information • HCPSS G/T brochure & website www.hcpss.org/gtp • National Association of Gifted Children website www.nagc.org • GT Resource Teachers E-mail email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org • Dayton Oaks GT Website http://doesgt.weebly.com
Encouraging Mathematicians! • The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do never does what he can do. John Stuart Mills Our mathematicians will experience: Frustration Exhilaration Joy Disappointment Pride Challenge Doubt Success