Math Stuff #24

Highlighting some Math Ideas and Strategies

In the news recently and almost daily we hear about different types of people fighting for their right to do something or not be discriminated against. I recently heard a teacher talk about how students don't have rights and it made me think that if they don't that maybe they should. I put together some rights for elementary math students below. I think every child in our district deserves these rights and more from all of us who are put in charge of their futures.

EMS-ISD ELEMENTARY STUDENT MATH BILL OF RIGHTS

AS STUDENTS WE HAVE THE RIGHT:

1. NOT TO BE COUNTING ON OUR FINGERS IN FIFTH GRADE
2. NOT TO BE SCORING BELOW 70% ON STATE TESTS
3. NOT TO BE GIVEN A TEACHER THAT HAS REPEATEDLY FAILED TO GROW THEIR STUDENTS
4. NOT TO BE GIVEN A TEACHER THAT DOESN'T LIKE THE CURRICULUM
5. NOT TO BE FORCED INTO A DEPARTMENTALIZE CLASSROOM WITH A NON-EXPERT IN MATH
6. NOT BE ALLOWED TO STRUGGLE IN MATH FOR YEARS BEFORE SOMEONE IS TOLD
7. NOT BEING TAUGHT WITH THE TEACHER'S FAVORTIE OUTDATED RESOURCES
8. NOT HAVING TO BE TAUGHT TRICKS TO PASS STATE TESTS
9. NOT BEING LABELED AS STUPID BECAUSE I HAVE QUESTIONS
10. NOT TO HAVE GAPS IN MY MATH EDUCATION

4th 9 WEEKS - 3RD, 4th, & 5th GRADE SKILLS BLOCK

In the 4th 9 Weeks, there is not a skills block document. Please review your class' data and develop lessons based on student need & STAAR review.

CLICK UNDER THE PICS FOR MATH BYTES

This comes from Region 11. Just a few examples are shown below.
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TIM D'AMICO - Math Coach

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