6-8 Math Curriculum Compacting
A) Keep current alignment
6th & 7th Grade TEKS in 6th
8th Grade TEKS in 7th
B) Return to former alignment*
6th & 1/2 of 7th Grade TEKS in 6th
1/2 of 7th Grade & 8th TEKS in 7th
*Not actually our former alignment---Daub memory problem;)
C) Combination Across 3 Grades
6th Grade: 1 UIL, 2 classes PreAP, Advanced Math (on-level skills)
7th Grade: PreAP (continuation from last year) & Advanced Math (on-level skills)
8th Grade: Algebra I & Advanced Math
***Curriculum Alignment we talked about with this one would be the same outlined on Option B for PreAP classes.
Factors to Consider
Time AllottedDouble-blocked: Would this still be necessary with option B?
New Scope & Sequence Work: Not just a matter of dividing 7th in half for Option B
What has experience with the new TEKS and training that we have attended taught us? Anything that will impact this decision?
Where these issues the result of the way we compact curriculum?
Are there any other factors that could be making an impact?
What else can we think about?
Review Vertical Alignment Tools
Where are the concepts that students struggle with the most?
How can we best bundle concepts to help students make connections?