Secondary Math Updates
Pilot Program / Traditional Math
We received several names of people and schools interested in piloting. Thanks for your interest! We will be reaching out as we start working with publishers and get a timeline together.
Please stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
NEW HS Documents
Math departments can look at their item analysis and determine which content standards they wish to focus on. You can use these documents to help plan TBTs, problems of the day, etc. Consider looking at areas your students are already doing well in and building them up even more.
DESMOS or Texas Instruments?
The online calculator that the state uses is a modified version of DESMOS. Students need to practice using the calculator prior to testing. A link to the practice calculator is on our assessments page. Below is a direct link to the calculator.
One main difference in "regular" DESMOS and the AIR version: On the regular site, students could type in an equation like 2x + 10 = 12. The program would draw a vertical line through x=1 showing the answer. This is disabled on the AIR test version.
So what's wrong with TI?
Nothing is wrong with TI. But DESMOS allows students to enter equations without being solved for y first. This can be a great help with circles and quadratics. DESMOS is particularly useful for solving systems of equations. The documents show tips on how to solve many of the problems using DESMOS. The Integrated Math II document also contains videos (with and without sound) to solve several of the problems. There are also links to practice geometry proofs in Edulastic.
Where to find the documents
These documents are in the Digital Resource Binder. You will need to use your CCS Google account to view/download them.
ALEKS / ConnectED Support
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Get PD in your building!
View this flyer for information.
Be very careful to move students into new classes following the steps in the ALEKS guide. If not, courses will not be aligned to Ohio's Learning Standards. Even if you already created courses the "old" way, you can still create new courses and move students into them.
Below is a flowchart of the recommended pathways and percentages of high school math courses necessary to move students forward.
Julia Robinson Math Festival
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Student admission is $10 but waivers are available. The school with the most participants wins a prize (not limited to CCS).
Volunteers are also needed.
For more information, please see the flyer below.