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1 8 TH GRADE ALGEBRA SEMINAR FOR ENRICHMENT / PLACEMENT (ASEP) Shelburne Community School August 30, 2012

2 WELCOME & AGENDA 1) Introductions & Purpose 2) Curriculum outline and progression toward Algebra 3) The Algebra Program at SCS 4) What does Algebra look like at SCS? 5) Q & A 6) Quiz

3 SCOPE AND SEQUENCE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH Curriculum - trending toward Common Core Curriculum – CMP3 (our new books) will be Common Core ready Common Core Alignment for Common Core assessment in spring 2015

4 CVU COURSE OUTLINE V. SCS CURRICULUM How we decide what to teach in the APP program… Document Our 6-8 progression toward algebra

5 WHY USE THE ALGEBRA PLACEMENT PROGRAM AT SCS?  Algebra is available to all students  All students have the opportunity to take higher level math courses in High School  8 th Grade Enrichment  Students able to progress at their pace  Our model was adopted by CSSU

6 WHAT DOES ALGEBRA LOOK LIKE AT SCS?  Algebra is taught every day  Algebra takes place in the classroom and additional monthly seminars  APP students participate in follow-up sessions  Algebra is taught by all 8 th grade math teachers and is collaborative – monthly planning

7 SCS WEBSITE RESOURCES  SCS Math Website SCS Math Website

8 TRUE OR FALSE QUIZ  Algebra is taught in isolation 9 seminars per year.  Students are expected to teach themselves algebra and there is no direct instruction or time for follow up with teachers.  Everyone must take algebra seminar for placement credit once they have signed up.  Algebra seminars are the only time algebra is taught at SCS.

9 THANK YOU!  Questions?  Please complete the brief exit card before leaving this evening.


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