Math Task Force2008-2009 Watertown Public Schools Curriculum Sub-Committee
Successes • Implementation of first year of Think Math! • Implementation of Fastt Math • On-Going Professional Development in the area of mathematics using Think Math and Fastt Math • Math K-5 Website • Math Improvement Plan • Creation of a Visual Pacing Guide • On Going • Math PD reaching into the mathematics • Efficient Implementation of Fastt Math • MAP Math Assessment Implementation • Collection of implementation data via benchmark assessments • Challenges • Scheduling of 1 hour per day for Math in all 3 schools • Laptop difficulties with internet use for Fastt Math • No Tier II Math Support people for interventions
Visual Pacing Guide Please refer to hand out. • Broken into three terms • Three data collection periods • Paced so that Chapters 1-12 will be finished by MCAS • Think Math is designed so that all necessary material for state testing is covered by chapter 12. Chapters 13-15 are meant to be engaging and new. They are designed to give students an easier transition to the next grade
MAP and Think Math Assessments • Name BM #1 % RIT %ile • A 94 79 • C 86 97 • S 86 91 • J 84 97 • M 73 66 • C 69 46 • C 51 26
Standard: 6.N.8 (Number Sense): Apply number theory concepts–including prime and composite numbers, prime factorization, greatest common factor, least common multiple, and divisibility rules for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10–to the solution of problems.
Standard: 4.M.4 (Measurement): Estimate and find area and perimeter of a rectangle, triangle, or irregular shape using diagrams, models, and grids or by measuring
Which one is 3rd grade MCAS? Students were asked to choose their favorite subject. How many students were surveyed?
Ensuring Best Practices Professional Development September 17, October 15, November 4 BEST PRACTICES Instruction/ “Tool Box” Curriculum Visual Pacing Guide Materials Technology Assessment Benchmarks MAP in spring for grades K-3