Presentation on theme: "8 TH GRADE ALGEBRA SEMINAR FOR ENRICHMENT / PLACEMENT (ASEP) Shelburne Community School August 30, 2012."— Presentation transcript:
8 TH GRADE ALGEBRA SEMINAR FOR ENRICHMENT / PLACEMENT (ASEP) Shelburne Community School August 30, 2012
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
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
CVU COURSE OUTLINE V. SCS CURRICULUM How we decide what to teach in the APP program… Document Our 6-8 progression toward algebra
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
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
SCS WEBSITE RESOURCES SCS Math Website SCS Math Website
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.
THANK YOU! Questions? Please complete the brief exit card before leaving this evening.