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- Parent Math
- Information Meeting

Agenda

- 1. Introductory Remarks
- 2. Grades K-5 - Dr. C. Huss, Principal of

Woodland - 3. Grades 6-8 Mr. R. Comba, Principal of

Warren Middle School - 4. Grades 9- 12 Mr. Comba
- 5. Questions and Answers
- 6. Concluding Remarks

Introductory Remarks

- Purpose of Tonights Meeting
- Chain of Events Leading up to Tonight
- Goals of the Process
- A. Consistency
- B. Transparency
- C. Communication

Dr. Huss K- 5

- K-4 A Summary
- Harcourt Text Series K-5
- Focusing younger grades on the use of math

manipulatives and hands on-learning - Heterogeneous Grouping
- Math Compacting REACH
- TERC Investigations

Curriculum is not changing!the materials

used to deliver instruction to prepare students

for middle school and the rigors of state testing

will change. All classes at grade 5 use the same

curriculum.

Grade 5

- Math Grouping Begins High and Heterogeneous

Classes fixed percentage of students in classes - Placement Process to be completed by the end of

September of the 5th grade year - Criteria grade 4 end of year test (top 60 of

class) - grade 4 math grades (all As

on Report Card) - NJASK4 Score (top 50 or top

30) - Waivers will not be permitted at the 5th Grade

Level

Grade 5 Continued

- Textbook Harcourt 5 Text/Glencoe Course 1
- (Pacing and Sequence to be determined by 5th

grade math teachers) - Compacting Groups determined at the beginning

of each chapter to ensure all students are

challenged. Glencoe Course 2 text may be used as

one material for compacting. - Consistency in Content (high classes

differentiate in depth)

Summer Fun Opportunity

- Transition Math Class
- 5th to 6th grade math students
- Taught by WMS teacher
- Design to help prepare all students transitioning

from 5th to 6th grade math - Limited class size

Mr. Comba

- Middle School Math Program
- Grade 6
- Grade 7
- Grade 8
- Sequence of Math Courses at WHRHS

Grades 6, 7, 8 Levels and Texts

- Grade 6 high Glencoe Course 3 (with algebraic

concepts) - hetero Glencoe Course 2
- Grade 7 high Glencoe Pre-Algebra
- hetero Glencoe Course 3 (with algebraic

concepts) - Grade 8 Algebra J Structure Method
- - Algebra K Structure

Method - - Pre-Algebra - Glencoe

Pre-Algebra

Placement

- To enter Grade 6
- Placement Test 80 high range
- Below 80 - hetero range
- Teacher Recommendation based on
- First 3 marking period grades
- Teacher Observation
- All waiver requests are granted (after one

marking period if required grade average is not

maintained, student will be moved to appropriate

class level).

End of Sixth Grade For A Small Cohort

- Small cohort of students 6-8 on average
- Identified during the sixth grade
- Test into this cohort
- Skip seventh grade pre-algebra and take 8th grade

algebra J class as 7th graders - 8th graders take Geometry Honors at WHRHS
- No waivers are permitted into this program

Placement

- To enter Grade 7
- Placement test 90gt for Pre-Algebra
- Teacher Recommendation based on
- First 3 marking period grades
- Teacher Observation
- All waiver requests are granted (after one

marking period if required grade average is not

maintained, student will be moved to appropriate

class level).

placement

- To enter Grade 8
- Test/quiz Grades from the first 3 MP periods

Pre-algebra 85gt J level, other wise K level

out of pre-algebra - If in Course 3 Hetero Class 93gt J, 83-92 K

lower than 83 pre-algebra in grade 8 - Algebra Pre-Readiness Identification Test 80gt

J level, 70gt K level and 69lt Pre-Algebra - All 7th grade Pre-Algebra students are guaranteed

entrance into Algebra K minimally. - Waiver requests will be granted, except students

may not waive from Hetero 7 to Algebra J (after

one marking period if required grade average is

not maintained, student will be moved to

appropriate class level 70 GPA in K and 83 in

J).

Placement into 9th Grade WHRHS

- Criteria established by WHRHS
- Grades Test and Quiz Grade Only
- Grade on the Algebra Final administered in June

Guidelines for Math RecommendationsWHRHS

- Algebra J
- Grade (TEST/QUIZ) Course
- 93-100 Geo. H
- 83-92 Geo. J
- 70-82 Geo. K
- 60-69 Geo. K or Alg. 1

K - 0-59 Alg. 1K

- Algebra K
- 93-100 Geometry J
- 70-92 Geo. K
- 60-69 Geo.K/Alg 1K
- 0-59 Alg. 1L
- Pre-Algebra
- 93-100 Alg. 1J
- 83-92 Alg. 1K
- 0-82 Alg. 1L

Final Exam

- Algebra 1J Final Exam 80 or above for entrance

into Geometry H - Algebra 1J Final Exam 70 or above for entrance

into Geometry J - Algebra 1K Final Exam 60 or above to stay in

Geometry K. - Algebra 1K Final Exam 90 or above for entrance

into Geometry J - Waiver Process exists at WHRHS

Grade Level L Gr. 8 Pre-Algebra Level K-1 Gr. 8 Pre-Algebra Level K-2 Gr. 8 Algebra Level J-1 Gr. 8 Pre-Algebra Level J-2 Gr. 8 Algebra Level H Gr.8 Algebra

9th Grade Algebra I L Algebra I K Geometry K Algebra I J Geometry J Geometry H

10th Grade Geometry L GeometryK Algebra II K Geometry J Algebra II J Algebra H

11th Grade Algebra II L Algebra II K Advanced Math with Trig K Algebra II J Pre-Calculus J Pre-Calculus H

12th Grade Algebra III L Advanced Math with Trig K Pre-Calculus semester or Pre-Calculus J Pre-Calculus J Calculus J AP Calculus H

Questions and Answers