6-12 Mathematics Update

Week of December 15, 2014

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Important Updates

Performance Task Videos

To view the Coordinate Algebra Performance Task Video, see Course Number 156271 in MyPLC.


To view the Grade 7 Performance Task Video, see Course Number 156272 in MyPLC.

Best Practices

The Use of Pre-Assessment

Teachers must use pre-assessments to make decisions; we must become what Carol Ann Tomlinson called "assessment junkies." Pre-assessment enables us to base our flexible groupings on data and not on feelings. Teachers can be successful at implementing a task by creating small groups on the basis of the pre-assessment results so that each student can be challenged and could move forward with mastering the content.

Task of the Week

This task covers the Pythagorean Theorem, Irrational Numbers, and Area of Squares and Circles.


If all of the rectangles in the figure below are squares and the area of the shaded square is 25 square units, what is the area of square ABCD?

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E-mail me to get the complete solution to the Task of the Week!

Upcoming Events

Increasing Mathematical Knowledge to Enhance Teaching (Middle School)

Saturday, Jan. 10th 2015 at 9am-1pm

TBD

This course will engage teachers as mathematical thinkers by having them solve problems to deepen their understanding of mathematics.


The objective of this course is to build teachers’ mathematical knowledge and capacity in order to use it to increase student achievement.


Please visit MyPLC to register.

Middle School (Part 1)

Course#: 156273

Section#: 63167

Increasing Mathematical Thinking to Enhance Teaching (High School)

Saturday, Jan. 24th 2015 at 9am-1pm

TBD

This course will engage teachers as mathematical thinkers by having them solve problems to deepen their understanding of mathematics.


The objective of this course is to build teachers’ mathematical knowledge and capacity in order to use it to increase student achievement.


Please visit MyPLC to register.


High School (Part 1)

Course#: 156273

Section#: 63168