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## Math Rocks!

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**Math Rocks!**Plano ISD 2011-12**Identify and serve mathematically high performing students**with rich tasks based on classic mathematical topics that require thinking far beyond their grade level. Math Rocks Program Goal**Cluster schools to serve all qualifying students**Transfer students to the Math Rocks cluster campus Transportation not provided Siblings must follow PISD transfer policy Overview**Invited to participate based on MAP scores**May qualify in 3rd grade; no later than 6th No need to re-qualify each year Student Identification**Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) - Average of Winter &**Spring Test Averaged MAP score > 2 standard deviations above the District mean 3rd Graders: > 3 standard deviations above the mean Program Entry Criteria**Replaces the regular math class**Problem-based curriculum organized by mathematical strand Simple sums Consecutive numbers Equilateral and equiangular figures Grade-level TEKS American Mathematics Competition AMC 8, AMC 10/12 Math Rocks Curriculum**Dr. Titu Andreescu**Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Dallas Director of the Awesome Math Program at UTD Former Head Coach of the USA Math Olympiad Team Former Director of the American Mathematics Competitions Math Rocks Curriculum**Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader**Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader ? ?