MS Math Newsletter Winter 2019
Helpful midyear info (and fun) for math students & families
Winter Diagnostic Assessment
iReady provides adaptive diagnostic assessment on the computer that allows us to assess student progress relative to grade-level standards K-8
Teachers are able to access detailed score reports to inform instruction for small group and whole class learning needs and goals AND to share feedback with students and help them in setting goals for themselves
These tests provide exposure to and practice with standardized assessments that measure college and career readiness in a supportive and low-stakes environment.
Provide a progress monitoring tool for students so we can identify needed supports
Inform placement decisions in an ongoing way that is specifically related to grade level CCS standards
Placement Process for 2019-2020 (6th and 7th Grade)
Course Recommendations and Selection for 8th Grade
Additionally, math teachers may be recommending a computer science (CS) elective in addition to a core math course. The computer science electives are a great way to expand your logic and problem solving skills. You should not plan to take a CS course in place of your math course, but it is a great supplement to your mathematics pathway. For an interactive tool that helps you choose the best CS course for you, go to this site.
For more detailed information, please review the math section of the Program of Studies and the Presentation included at the bottom of the newsletter.
Khan Academy can also help you to reinforce current skills and topics that you are learning.
If you are finding that you are consistently struggling, talk with your math teacher about other supports we may be able to provide as a department.