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Mathematics Education in Florida. Florida Association of Mathematics Supervisors October 22, 2014. Middle School Mathematics. The titles of the middle school mathematics courses have been changed as follows :. 2015-2016 Course Descriptions.

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## Mathematics Education in Florida

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**Mathematics Education in Florida**Florida Association of Mathematics Supervisors October 22, 2014**The titles of the middle school mathematics courses have**been changed as follows:**2015-2016 Course Descriptions**• Grade 6 Mathematics Advanced will be revised to contain all the 6th grade standards and certain 7th grade standards (less than half). • Grade 7 Mathematics Advanced will be revised to contain all the 7th grade standards and certain 8th grade standards (less than half). • Grade 8 Pre-Algebra Advanced will be created to contain all the 8th grade standards and certain Algebra 1 standards (less than half).**The financial literacy standards from the 2007 Next**Generation Sunshine State Standards have been removed from the 1207300 Liberal Arts Mathematics 1 and 1207310 Liberal Arts Mathematics 2 courses. New financial literacy standards are included with the social studies standards and placed in the appropriate courses. • Bright Futures, SUS, and NCAA**The A2 code in the Course Code Directory (CCD) to signify**Algebra II and its equivalents no longer exists. Regardless, the following courses will trigger the statewide, standardized Algebra II End-of-Course (EOC) assessment. • 1200330 Algebra II • 1200340 Algebra II Honors • 1209825 Pre-AICE Mathematics 3 IGCSE Level • 1200395 IB Middle Years Program Algebra II**There is no “EQ” code in the CCD for mathematics to**signify “equally rigorous.” To meet the requirement of statistics or an equally rigorous mathematics course to receive the scholar designation, the mathematics credit must be attained by successfully completing a Level 3 course, or a college, credit-bearing mathematics course.**The law is the decision-maker concerning student**requirements, not the Department. • Each school district has a General Counsel to interpret the law. • When in doubt, read the law. • Additionally, many school districts have requirements beyond the law.**Standards**• Course descriptions tell which standards are in a particular course. • Standards define what students should understand, know, and be able to do. • Standards tell what to teach, not how to teach it. • Standards are not curriculum.**Test Item Specifications**• Florida Standards • content and format for item writers and reviewers • alignment of items • information about the scope and function**Where is the Line?**• 25 overlapping standards in A1 and A2 • How to teach standards is a local decision. • Guidelines for item writers are not meant to restrict instruction. • Consider the Test Item Specifications to be sure you’re covering at the very least what is found there, BUT remember and consider the mathematical future.**Conversions will be provided in a pop-up window for the**grades 5-12 CBT and as a conversion sheet for grade 4.**2013-2014 K-6 Finalists**Mathematics • Angela Phillips- Duval • DeeannaGolden- Jackson • Natalie Pelham- Duval Science • Janet Acerra- Pinellas • Alicia Foy- Palm Beach**Sunshine State Scholars**• The names of the district Sunshine State Scholar(s) and one alternate are due no later than Friday, November 7, 2014. • The nine districts with enrollments of more than 75,000 (based on 2013 data) that may select two scholarsare Broward, Dade, Duval, Hillsborough, Lee, Orange, Palm Beach, Pinellas, and Polk. • The two-day program will be February 19-20, 2015.**Heidi BrennanK-5 Mathematics and Science Education Program**SpecialistHeidi.Brennan@fldoe.org(850)245-7805Dr. Jonathan P. KeenerDirector of STEM and 6-12 Science Education Program SpecialistJonathan.Keener@fldoe.org(850)245-0808Debra WillaceyMathematics Education Program SpecialistDebra.Willacey@fldoe.org(850)245-0830 @MathleteDWill**Not everything that counts can be counted. Not everything**that can be counted counts. - Albert Einstein

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