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NEW Model Curriculum is Here!
View all Blueprints on the assessments page of our website.
2018 CBusStudentHack – Coding for Community!
CBusStudentHack is a 7-week programming contest organized by Franklin University for approximately 150+ High School students around the Central Ohio region. The event aims at promoting computer science education and providing High School students with 21st century skills needed for college and career readiness. A kickoff event will take place on March 16, 2018, with a judging and awards ceremony on April 27, 2018. Participating teams will focus on developing mobile applications associated with “peacebuilding and conflict resolution for a better community”, and will use an approved application development tool.
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AIR Test Prep
Did you know the new calculator for the AIR test uses the DESMOS calculator? Students need to practice using it before the test. We have a link to each calculator on the testing page of our website. You can access it here:
Also, please make sure your students practice on computers they will be using for testing. For example, if students will be taking the tests on a Chrome book, it is important that they get familiar with the operation of the Chrome book.
Math 6 AIR Prep
This standard was missed by a large number of students. For extra support, check out the links below:
Use variables to represent two quantities in a real-world problem that change in relationship to one another; write an equation to express one quantity, thought of as the dependent variable, in terms of the other quantity, thought of as the independent variable. Analyze the relationship between the dependent and independent variables using graphs and tables, and relate these to the equation. For example, in a problem involving motion at constant speed, list and graph ordered pairs of distances and times, and write the equation d = 65t to represent the relationship between distance and time.
News from ODE
The ONLY item type that will no longer appear on the state assessments is the Constructed Response items where the students write/type in a justification using sentences.
Exceptions from this is the Writing component in the ELA assessments and, for a few high school students, the Physical Science assessment.
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Math 6 Accelerated Math Testing Update
When: Week of March 19-23 (one or two days)
Where: Your building
Students who earn a 60% or higher can enroll in Math 7 and Math 8 next year, or the compacted version of the course at Dominion and Woodward Park. Students who took the test in November can take the placement test in March. Also, students can test based on teacher recommendation.
An email will soon be sent to testing coordinators with instructions on administering the test. Also, did you know that students can view the most missed questions from the benchmark test? Complete information can be found at our website at:
SMART Notebook Tip!
SMART Notebook PD 201
SMART Software Update 17.1
Summer Opportunities and Engagement Fair
Math Department Chair Meetings
10 ways literacy can promote a deeper understanding of math
Solve for x: 2x + 3 = 9
Ahmed buys some shoes online for $32.00 per pair including tax, and the shipping is $4.00. If he decides to buy more pairs of those same shoes and it doesn't change the shipping cost, how many can he buy with $100.00?
Imagine not being able to read very well! It is important that we give students the opportunity to use their reading and writing skills in math class. Click the link below for a website that includes some helpful ideas on how to improve mathematics literacy.
UDL Toolkit Website of the Month
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
The java applets on this site work best in Safari or Internet Explorer (not Chrome).
Check out all the resources available on their website at the link below:
As students finish an ALEKS course, teachers can create a new class and enroll them in it. For instance, if a student finishes Math 6, the teacher can create a Math 7 course and enroll that student in it to allow him or her to get a head start on the new material. The teacher can then either unenroll the student from the original Math 6 class (no progress is lost) or leave the student in both classes.